NT Live: Frankenstein

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United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

October 30, 2019

Stage to Screen

Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

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

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NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

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


Wednesday, October 30, 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: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2011
  • Running Time: 2hr 14min
  • Website: National Theatre Live