by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Captured live on stage in 2011, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
- OCT 15, 8PM – Version A (Benedict Cumberbatch as Monster)
- OCT 22, 8PM – Version B (Jonny Lee Miller as Monster)
- OCT 29, 8PM – Version A (Benedict Cumberbatch as Monster)
- OCT 30, 7PM – Version B (Jonny Lee Miller as Monster)
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