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NT Live: Frankenstein - Benedict Cumberbatch15

Dates Showing:
Sunday 17 June, Sunday 15 July
Show Times:
19:30 [ see showings ]

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre last year to direct this visionary multi-award-winning production of Frankenstein. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller who alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature were joint winners of the Evening Standard Best Actor award for their performances.

Frankenstein will return to GFT and cinemas around the world in June for a limited season of encore screenings.

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.

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 Boyle

***** It is rather wonderful: thoughtful, exciting, moving. The Times
**** A stunning evening. The Guardian
**** Boyle... pulls off something truly spectacular here. Daily Telegraph
**** These are imaginative productions that pack a devastating cumulative punch and score a singular success. The Independent

Please note these two screenings star Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature.

Encore screenings of NT Live: Frankenstein which star Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature will take place on Sunday 1 July (19.30) and Sunday 29 July (19.30).

Tickets are £12 and £10 to CineCard holders, with a special price of £20 for any two screenings. To take advantage of the special price simply put one ticket for each separate screening in your basket and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Director:
Danny Boyle
Cast:
Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch
Year:
2012
Running Time:
2h
Country:
UK
Language:
English

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