NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

  • Danny Boyle
  • In English
  • 163 mins

Showing as part of National Theatre Live

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 with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating roles as 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 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.

More Info

Country: Great Britain
Year: 2011

£15 full / £13 concs

Thu 30 Oct
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Creature, Jonny Lee Miller plays Frankenstein
Doors - 18:45
Curtain - 19:00

Thu 4 Dec
Jonny Lee Miller plays the Creature, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein
Doors - 17:30
Curtain - 17:45

Last shown

Last shown at Cornerhouse on Thu 4th Dec 2014


A theatrical coup. 5/5

The Times

A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town. 4/5

Daily Telegraph

A monster hit. 4/5

Time Out

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