NTLive - FrankensteinTheater
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County
Friday, October 31, 2014
Broadcast from London in high definition.
An encore broadcast of the award-winning production of Frankenstein
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 (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs this sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) as Dr. Frankenstein.
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.
Suitable for ages 15 and over.
Tickets: $22 general; $17 full-time students and seniors
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''A theatrical coup.'' - The Times
''A monster hit.'' - Time Out