National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

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.

Version 1: Benedict Cummberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster will be shown Friday.

Version 2: Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein, Benedict Cummberbatch as the Monster will be shown Sunday.

To see both versions a separate ticket will need to be purchased for both showings.

As a part of the National Theatre Live series, “Frankenstein” was recorded live in London. Phoenix Art Museum is the exclusive Phoenix-area venue for this thrilling series of great plays.

Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission.  Tickets available here.

Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 3hrs.

Multi-ticket packages are also available!

National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum is generously sponsored by Sue and Bud Selig.

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