Want to see 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle’s stage production of Frankenstein starring Trainspotting‘s Jonny Lee Miller and “Sherlock” Benedict Cumberbatch but can’t afford airfare to the UK? No worry; it’s coming back to a US theater near you for two nights only next month.
Fathom Events will present Frankenstein as part of its “National Theater Live” series in select theaters around the United States on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, and Thursday, June 7, 2012 (7:00 PM local time).
Want to know if your neighborhood theater will be broadcasting it? Click here for the current list of cinemas participating in this very special presentation.
Frankenstein was written by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who reverse roles each night from the creator to the created.
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.
Suitable for audiences 15 years old and up.
Trust us – if you have a chance to see this interpretation of Shelley’s classic tale, DO IT!
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