Frankenstein
Returns internationally from 22 October

Frankenstein

by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's most famous novel.

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Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.

Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson
Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore

Please note: Frankenstein has a BBFC rating of 15, and contains a scene of sexual violence.

A monster hit 

Time Out

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

Daily Telegraph

A hell of a production.

The Times

Elizabeth Lavenza (Naomie Harris) and The Creature (Jonny Lee Miller).

Elizabeth Lavenza (Naomie Harris) and The Creature (Jonny Lee Miller).

The Creature (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Victor Frankenstein (Jonny Lee Miller).

The Creature (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Victor Frankenstein (Jonny Lee Miller).

Victor Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch) and William Frankenstein (Haydon Downing).

Victor Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch) and William Frankenstein (Haydon Downing).

The Creature (Jonny Lee Miller) and Victor Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch).

The Creature (Jonny Lee Miller) and Victor Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch). 

Victor Frankenstein (Jonny Lee Miller). Photo by Catherine Ashmore.

Victor Frankenstein (Jonny Lee Miller). 

The Creature (Bendedict Cumberbatch) and The Company.

The Creature (Bendedict Cumberbatch) and The Company.

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