The film version of Danny Boyle’s award-winning Frankenstein stage play returns to theatres around the world beginning October 31 as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebration. Read on for details, a new trailer, and to find your nearest cinema.
If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate Halloween, this is it. If you haven’t seen the play yet (or even if you have), be sure to put it on your agenda ASAP!
Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 127 Hours, 28 Days Later) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s “Sherlock”) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s “Elementary,” Showtime’s “Dexter”) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Frankenstein was written by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre in 2011 and went on to win several awards, including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Cumberbatch and Miller.
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.
Tickets are on sale now; find a location near you at NTLIVE.com.
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