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ON STAGE: Frankenstein

  • Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller, Naomi Harris
  • Writer(s): Nick Dear, Mary Shelley
  • Director: Danny Boyle
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Performance
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Filmed at London's National Theatre March 17, 19, 2011.
  • Running Time: 2 Hours and 15 min.

The Moxie: On Stage is a new series showcasing world class performances from stages across the globe.

  • The lead actors in the production switch roles between monster and doctor
    Oct. 29 (Cumberbatch as monster) Oct. 30 (Cumberbatch as doctor)
    Nov. 1 (Cumberbatch as monster)

Tickets: $20/adults; $15/members & students

This series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) 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 over 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.

"A memorable production... will doubtless be spoken of for years to come."
- Patrick Marmion, Daily Mail
" The show is a thrill...[Danny] Boyle, returning to the theatre after his Oscar-winning success with Slumdog Millionaire, pulls off something truly spectacular here. "
- Charles Spencer, The Telegraph
"As a piece of staging, it is brilliant...the actors complement each other perfectly."
- Michael Billington, The Guardian
"The National Theatre has a hit on its hands. This pulsating take on Mary Shelley's 1818 gothic novel features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who alternate as Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation. Both are captivating."
- Evening Standard

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