NT Encore: Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature)

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United Kingdom 2012, 141 mins
Director: Danny Boyle

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns 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) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas 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.

In The Following Cinemas

Clapham Picturehouse - London
Gate Picturehouse - London
Greenwich Picturehouse - London
Hackney Picturehouse - London
Ritzy Picturehouse - London
Stratford East Picturehouse - London
The Little Theatre Cinema - Bath
Duke of York's Picturehouse - Brighton
Arts Picturehouse - Cambridge
Cameo Picturehouse - Edinburgh
Exeter Picturehouse - Exeter
Regal Picturehouse - Henley-on-Thames
Picturehouse at FACT - Liverpool
Cinema City - Norwich
Phoenix Picturehouse - Oxford
Harbour Lights Picturehouse - Southampton
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse - Stratford-upon-Avon
City Screen Picturehouse - York