Oscar-Winner Danny Boyle 127 Hours Directs Live, HD Broadcast of Frankenstein
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Top notch play and production. These simulcasts from the London National Theatre are wonderful. The timeless tale of Frankenstein was retold, this time with fanatastic lighting and stage effects that rivet your attention. The "creature", this time born of a placenta like incubator and progressing through physical/neural maturity right before our eyes escapes Frankenstein's "lab" to find scorn and rejection among the society he encounters. Hiding in the countryside he encounters a blind old man who, not being repulsed by his appearance and being lonely himself, teaches him to speak, read and think critically. Thus the creature develops in the spiritual sense and realizes both his own humanity and the nature human experience. Danny Boyle's production is novel, interesting and humorous in places. The leads Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein each played their roles impressively and flawlessly. What undoubtedly contributes to their character development is the fact that they switch roles nightly in this production. They are well supported by the well adapted story and by an excellent cast and production staff.
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Agree totally with other reviewers... a fantastic experience theatrically plus a comfortable and beautiful theater, pleasant staff and ushers... free and convenient parking...need I say more?..oh yes, very low price with available discounts.
Quotes & Highlights
- "A thrill ... the most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town." --<em>Daily Telegraph</em>
- "The actors complement each other perfectly." <em>--Guardian</em>
- "This is a memorable production and will doubtless be spoken of for years to come." --<em>Daily Mail</em>
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returns to the theatre to direct this visionary new production, Frankenstein by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
For the first time ever, National Theatre Live will broadcast two separate performances of a production. Throughout the run of Frankenstein at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, BBC's Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) are alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Audiences in cinemas will have the chance to see both combinations, with two broadcasts a week apart.
April 3: Benedict Cumberbatch (Creature), Jonny Lee Miller (Victor)
April 10: Jonny Lee Miller (Creature), Benedict Cumberbatch (Victor)
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.
About National Theatre Live
National Theatre Live brings you the best of British theatre, broadcast from London to a world-wide audience via satellite to over 300 venues in 22 countries around the globe. A season of seven incredible plays and musicals captured live in high-definition and broadcast around the world. The productions are shot in an up-close-and-personal style so you'll feel like you're there. Save money on a trip abroad and experience the best of the British stage right here, close to home.