NT Encore: Frankenstein

The 2011 smash-hit production returns by popular demand

Frankenstein (15)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature, Johnny Lee Miller as Frankenstein
Thursday 14 June - click for show times and bookings

Frankenstein (15)
Jonny Lee Miller as Creature, Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein
14 –  28 June - click for show times and bookings

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 with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. It will return to cinemas worldwide from June for a limited season of encore (recorded) screenings.

Benedict Cumberbatch 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.

120 mins (no interval).

Full price £15, Members £12, Concessions £13

Awards
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

Press
4 STARS
The Guardian
“A stunning evening.”

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


5 STARS
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.”

Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature, Johnny Lee Miller as Frankenstein
Thursday 14 June

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – 6.30
Regal Picturehouse, Henley – 8.30
Stratford East Picturehouse, London – 8.30
Greenwich Picturehouse, London – 8.30
Hackney Picturehouse, London – 9.00
The Ritzy, London – 9.00
Clapham Picturehouse, London – 9.10
The Gate, London – 9.00
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – 6.30
The Cameo, Edinburgh – 6.30
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse – 8.30
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton – 8.30
Exeter Picturehouse – 8.30
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton – 9.00
Abbeygate Picturehouse, Bury St Edmunds – 7.30
The Belmont, Aberdeen – 6.30
The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath – 8.30
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford – 8.30
Cinema City, Norwich – 8.30
City Screen, York – 8.30


Jonny Lee Miller as Creature, Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein
14 –  28 June

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – 28 June, 6.30
Regal Picturehouse, Henley – 21 June, 8.30
Stratford East Picturehouse, London –21 June, 8.30
Greenwich Picturehouse, London –21 June,  8.30
Hackney Picturehouse, London – 27 June, 9.00
The Ritzy, London –27 June, 9.00
Clapham Picturehouse, London – 27 June, 9.10
The Gate, London – 25 June, 9.00
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – 21 June, 6.30
The Cameo, Edinburgh – 21 June, 6.30
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse – 21 June, 8.30
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton – 21 June, 8.30
Exeter Picturehouse – 21 June, 8.30
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton – 21 June, 9.00
Abbeygate Picturehouse, Bury St Edmunds – 21 June, 7.30
The Belmont, Aberdeen – 21 June, 6.30
The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath – 21 June, 6.15
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford – 21 June, 6.15
Cinema City, Norwich – 21 June, 6.15
City Screen, York – 21 June, 6.15

 
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