as part of Theatre From London
Part of the Theatre From London Series: An encore presentation of one of the National Theatre's biggest hits, Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) directs a sensational production starring Benedict Cumberbach (DOCTOR STRANGE, BBC's SHERLOCK) as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller (TRAINSPOTTING) as the Creature. 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.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing tale, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
The Starlight Room has only 46 seats; advance tickets recommended. The theatre opens at least 30 minutes, and up to 45 minutes in advance. Please arrive early in order to secure your preferred seats, especially for parties of 2 or more.
"A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town." – Daily Telegraph
"A hell of a production." – The Times
"As a piece of staging, it is brilliant. The actors complement each other perfectly rather than provide a contest and Boyle's production is a bravura triumph in which Mark Tildesley's design provides a whole series of visual coups." – The Guardianf