Frankenstein: Benedict Cumberbatch

Part of: Screenings at Strelka

Date:
22.07.2012
Format:
Screenings
Place:
strelka courtyard

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to live theatre to direct his visionary production of Frankenstein, a new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting). This summer in Strelka National Theatre Live broadcast two separate performances of a production.
Production of Frankenstein premiered in February 2011 and was broadcast to movie screens around the world in March 2011. The two lead actors play both Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, swapping roles every other night throughout the 16 week sold-out run of the production at the National. Frankenstein won rave reviews from the press and has subsequently won numerous awards, including all top UK theatre awards (Olivier, Evening Standard and Critic’s Choice awards). Both Miller and Cumberbatch are jointly nominated for Best Actor, Olivier Awards 2012.

 

Frankenstein

120 min., no interval
Director Danny Boyle
Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature
Cast: Ella Smith, John Killoran, Steven Elliott, Karl Johnson, Daniel Millar, Lizzie Winkler,Naomie Harris

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.