Frankenstein Live

Directed by Danny Boyle
Starring: Mark Armstrong, Martin Chamberlain, Benedict Cumberbatch, Josie Daxter, Haydon Downing, Steven Elliott, George Harris, Naomie Harris, Daniel Ings, Karl Johnson, John Killoran, Daniel Millar, Jonny Lee Miller, William Nye, Andreea Padurariu,
Ella Smith, John Stah, Lizzie Winkler.

Plot: Frankenstein by Nick Dear, based on a novel by Mary Shelley. This smash-hit production will broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and around the world.

This thrilling new adaption brings the classic gothic tale back to life, featuring a score by Underworld, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of The Creature and Victor Frankenstein.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returns to the theatre to direct this visionary new production.

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.

Nick Dear on Frankenstein

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