Committed to providing Belgium with the greatest variety of cinematic experience, British Council and Utopolis Mechelen are proudly presenting Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller of the National Theatre Live (NT Live) Encore series.
by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
A memorable production... will doubtless be spoken of for years to come. Daily Mail
A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town. Daily Telegraph
A theatrical coup. Times
For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world.
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.
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Armstrong, Martin Chamberlain, Josie Daxter, Haydon Downing, George Harris
Duration: 150 minutes
NT Live is an innovative project by the National Theatre of Great Britain, broadcasting the best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world.