NT Live Encore: Frankenstein (15)
162mins/15. Dir: Danny Boyle. Writer: Nick Dear. With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Lee Miller.
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. Cumberbatch and Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in each version. Victor Frankenstein will be played by Cumberbatch on Mon 4 Nov and Miller on Sun 1 Dec.