Nick Dear's Frankenstein
Thursday, February 13 | 7 p.m.
National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production. In this encore screening Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) plays Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) 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 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.