We couldn't have a better reason to announce our new partnership with National Theatre Live than Danny Boyle's FRANKENSTEIN. The new play based on the timeless Gothic horror story has been the theatrical event of the season at London’s Royal National Theatre. Director Danny Boyle, who you may recall as the helmer of SLUMDOG MILLIONARE, 127 HOURS, and TRAINSPOTTING, has taken the classic tale of a friendless cadaver-beast and brought it to life on the stage like you’ve never seen it.
To make matters even more interesting, this theatrical show has two versions. In order to incorporate the great dramatic talents of its two stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, the production alternated who would play Victor Frankenstein and who performed the Creature. On a nightly basis, Miller and Cumberbatch would switch the lead roles, both displaying their unique styles on each of the characters.
Both casting choices worked so excellently and so distinctively that we couldn’t choose to play just one. So we’re doing two shows each of both editions.
To see Miller as Victor and Cumberbatch as The Creature, see the show on 5/5 or 5/7.
For Cumberbatch as Victor and Miller as The Creature, 5/12 or 5/14.
Consider yourself strongly encouraged to see both versions and compare. This is one of the great theatrical productions of our time, with a star-studded cast and a director renowned for his visual flourishes. Just check out this inspired trailer and see for yourself how raw and stylized this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel truly is: