National Theatre Live
Frankenstein (Encore Screening)
by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s most famous novel, returns to our big screen this Halloween.
Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) as his creation.
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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.