FRANKENSTEIN – National Theatre (15)

Thursday 31st October 8pm

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National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

A  play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

I followed nature into her lair, and stripped her of her secrets! I brought torrents of light to a darkening world! Is that wrong?

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.

All I ask is the possibility of love!

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.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and realised by Danny Boyle in his return to the theatre after winning the Academy Award for best director for Slumdog Millionaire.

In this performance, the Creature is played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller plays Victor

Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie.

Suitable only for ages of 15 and over
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins, no interval

Encore performance recorded live at the National Theatre

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