You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!
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.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the event cinema screenings have since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people around the world. Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
National Theatre Live’s thrilling captured live in HD screenings of Frankenstein return to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand! For session times and tickets, head to ciemanova.com and palacecinemas.com
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller
Duration: 150 mins
Release Date: 29 November, 2014
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