PRIORITY BOOKING FOR SHOWROOM SOULMATES UNTIL 13 APRIL
For the first time ever, National Theatre Live will broadcast two separate performances of a production. Throughout the run of Frankenstein at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller are alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Audiences in cinemas will have the chance to see both combinations, with two broadcasts.
Dates: 21 June, 24 June & 12 July 2012
Time: Please arrive in good time for the 6.45pm / 2pm start time.
TICKETS £13 / £12 MEMBERS
CALL BOX OFFICE, 0114 275 7727
Online booking available from Friday 13 April.
Performance Running Time: 2 hours (no interval)
Thursday 21 June: See Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature
NEW DATES ADDED!
Sunday 24 June & Sunday 8 July
Another chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature
Thursday 12 July: See Jonny Lee Miller is Frankenstein, Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature
NEW DATE ADDED
Sunday 15 July: Another chance to see Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein, Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature.
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. It will return to cinemas worldwide from June for a limited season of encore screenings.
Benedict Cumberatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in two electrifying broadcasts.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Rab: Mark Armstrong
Servant 2: Martin Chamberlain
Victor Frankenstein/The Creature: Benedict Cumberbatch
Ensemble: Josie Daxter
William Frankenstein: Haydon Downing
Klaus: Steven Elliott
M. Frankenstein: George Harris
Elizabeth Lavenza: Naomie Harris
Servant 1: Daniel Ings
De Lacey: Karl Johnson
Gustav/Constable: John Killoran
Felix: Daniel Millar
Victor Frankenstein/The Creature: Jonny Lee Miller
William Frankenstein: William Nye
Female Creature: Andreea Padurariu
William Frankenstein: Jared Richard
Gretel/Clarice: Ella Smith
Ewan: John Stahl
Agatha: Lizzie Winkler
Director: Danny Boyle
Designer: Mark Tildesley
Costume Designer: Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Director of Movement: Toby Sedgwick
Fight Director: Kate Waters
Music and Soundscore: Underworld
Music Associate: Alex Baranowski
Sound Design: Underworld and Ed Clarke
5 STARS The Times
‘This taut, thrilling play runs with hardly a moment for breath.'
‘Lee Miller is physically wild, free of the slightest self conciousness...'
‘To see (Cumberbatch) hurling himself into the agile physicality and awkward strangeness of the Creature is revelatory, a quantum leap for his reputation.'
‘...they're both terffic....‘It is a theatrical coup.'
‘Mark Tildesley's stunning design and Bruno Poet's remarkable lighting effects use the Olivier's vastness with controlled, imaginative strength.'
‘The music, by Underworld, is perfect.'
‘...it is rather wonderful: thoughtful, exciting, moving.'
5 STARS Sunday Express
'Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller lend both gravitas and a frightening physical immediacy'
4 STARS Independent
‘Boyle's role-reversal twist a shocking, haunting success'
‘Danny Boyle's extraordinarily haunting production'
‘Johnny Lee Miller's astonishing Creature.'
‘Lee Miller gives a whole new lease of life to the term "shock to the system"...'
‘Cumberbatch is brilliant at conveying the blackly ridiculous aspects of the hubristic scientist.'
'These are imaginative productions that pack a devastating cumulative punch and score a singular success.'
4 STARS Evening Standard
‘The National Theatre has a hit on its hands.'
‘The opening 10 minutes are stunning. They are as atmospheric as theatre ever gets.'
‘The scenes that concentrate on Cumberbatch and Miller are powerful. There is a compelling chemistry between them...'
4 STARS Guardian
‘Cumberbatch's Creature is unforgettable... It is an astonishing performance.'
‘The actors complement each other perfectly.'
‘Boyle's production is a bravura triumph in which Mark Tildesley's design provides a whole series of visual coups.'
‘A stunning evening.'
4 STARS Daily Telegraph
‘Boyle...pulls of something truly spectacular here.'
4 STARS Daily Mail
‘Boyle draws terrifically gutsy performances from his two leads.'
‘The visceral nature of the performances is tremendously impressive..'
‘...this is a memorable production and will doubtless be spoken of for years to come.'