National Theatre Live: Frankenstein encore screenings
RETURNING TO CINEMAS FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED TIME
BY UNPRECEDENTED AUDIENCE DEMAND!
BOTH VERSIONS SCREENING FROM NOVEMBER 29, 2014
National Theatre Live’s thrilling captured live in HD screenings of Frankenstein return to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand!
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the event cinema screenings have since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people around the world.
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.