NT Encore: Frankenstein Back by Popular Demand

Last year's hit production returns by popular demand, with shows of both cast versions (Benedict Cumberbath as Creature, Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein, and vice versa).

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A new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 HOURS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production, in which Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in two electrifying shows.

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.

120 mins (no interval).

Shows starting before 5.00pm: Full price £13, Members £10, Concessions £11
Shows starting on or after 5.00pm: Full price £15, Members £12, Concessions £13

Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Best Actor, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, Best Actor, Benedict Cumberbatch
Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, Best Designer, Mark Tildesley
What’s on Stage Awards, Best Director, Danny Boyl

The Guardian
“A stunning evening.”

4 STARS Daily Telegraph
“Boyle... pulls off something truly spectacular here.”

The Times
“...it is rather wonderful: thoughtful, exciting, moving.”

4 STARS The Independent
“These are imaginative productions that pack a devastating cumulative punch and score a singular success.”

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