Frankenstein

(Premiere 2011)
DIRECTOR Danny Boyle
THEATRE COMPANY National Theatre
DESCRIPTION
Mary Shelley's novel is adapted for the National Theatre stage by Nick Dear, in a production directed by award-winning film director Danny Boyle.

In an ingenious twist, audiences will be able to see leads Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch playing both Frankenstein and the creature, as they will alternate roles on different nights. Miller, who appeared in Boyle's Trainspotting, makes his National Theatre debut after West End performances in Festen and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. Cumberbatch recently appeared in After The Dance at the National Theatre and on television in the title role of Sherlock.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 120 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Benedict Cumberbatch | The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
Actor
Karl Johnson | De Lacey
Actor
John Stahl | Ewan
Actor
Martin Chamberlain | Servants of the Frankenstein household / Understudy - M Frankenstein, De Lacey, Ewan
Actor
William Nye | William Frankenstein
Actor
Lizzie Winkler | Agatha de Lacey / Understudy - Elizabeth
Actor
Naomie Harris | Elizabeth Lavenza
Actor
Daniel Millar | Felix de Lacey / Understudy - Constable
Actor
Jonny Lee Miller | The Creature / Victor Frankenstein
Actor
John Killoran | Gustav / Constable / Understudy - Felix, Servants
Actor
Steven Elliott | Klaus / Understudy - Creature
Actor
Haydon Downing | William Frankenstein
Actor
Jared Richard | William Frankenstein
Actor
George Harris | M Frankenstein
Actor
Daniel Ings | Servants of the Frankenstein household / Understudy - Victor Frankenstein, Rab
Actor
Mark Armstrong | Rab / Understudy - Klaus, Gustav
Actor
Andreea Padurariu | Female Creature
Actor
Josie Daxter | Understudy - Gretel, Agatha, Clarice, Female Creature
Ensemble
Ella Smith | Gretel / Clarice
Actor

Creatives

Director | Danny Boyle
Playwright | Mary Shelley
Playwright | Nick Dear
Set Designer | Mark Tildesley
Costume Designer | Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Lighting Designer | Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Movement Director | Toby Sedgwick
Fight Director | Kate Waters
Music | Underworld
Casting Director | Alastair Coomer CDG
Assistant Set Designer | Charlie Cobb
Assistant Lighting Designer | John McGarrigle
Associate Sound Designer | Ed Clarke
Photographer | Catherine Ashmore
Musical Supervisor | Mike Gillespie
Sound Score | Underworld
Company Voice Work | Jeannette Nelson
Digital Art | Tim Blazdell

Production

Stage Manager | David Marsland
Deputy Production Manager | Fiona Bardsley , Richard Eustace , Mike Devaney
Production Assistant | Bettina Patel
Production Manager | Sacha Milroy
Assistant Stage Manager | Ian Connop , Valerie Fox
Costume Supervisor | Caroline Waterman
Project Draughting | Nick Murray , Emma Pile
Staff Director | Abbey Wright
Costume Assistant | Louise Cassettari
Prop Supervisor | Kirsten Shiell

PHOTOS

TRAILER

DETAILS

LANGUAGE: English

THEATRES

National Theatre, London, 05/02/2011 - 02/05/2011

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

'Gentle reader, for the past two nights I have supped full with horrors.'
'Cumberbatch's Creature is unforgettable'
'Imaginative productions pack a devastating punch'
'Monster success: This double dose of Frankenstein is full of life'
'It’s amazing how a simple rope can connect an audience with a stage. The Olivier Theatre can be an alienating space for viewers, so Danny Boyle, on his return to theatre direction, had the masterly i ...

STORYLINE

A disturbing, thrilling gothic tale, Frankenstein tackles themes of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil.
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.