NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

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United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 9min | Danny Boyle

October 23, 2019

Stage to Screen

In this alternate version of Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of the classic monster story, the stars swap roles with Jonny Lee Miller taking on the role of the creature, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this performance.

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NT Live: Frankenstein

Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the dramatic stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic monster tale.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Special presentation
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

Nick Dear's adaptation of Frankenstein, based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley, features a creature childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form. Cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker, the friendless creature meets with cruelty wherever he goes. Increasingly desperate and vengeful, he determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

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

  • Director: Danny Boyle
  • Principal Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2011
  • Running Time: 2hr 9min
  • Website: National Theatre Live