NT LIVE SCREENING: FRANKENSTEIN - SOLD OUT - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse



by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

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.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-us

★★★★★ 'A theatrical coup.' The Times

★★★★ 'A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.' Daily Telegraph

★★★★ 'A monster hit.' Time Out

Please Note: This has an age 15+ recommendation by the British Film Board of Classification and that due to cultural sensitivities we strongly recommend that viewers are 18 years old or over.

Watch the trailer here.

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