By Nick Dear
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Danny Boyle
Saturday, October 5 at 7pm
Features Benedict Cumberbatch as “The Creature” and Jonny Lee Miller as “Dr. Frankenstein”
Sunday, October 6 at 2pm
Features Benedict Cumberbatch as “Dr. Frankenstein” and Jonny Lee Miller as “The Creature”
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
The Wirtz Center proudly presents National Theatre Live at Northwestern University as part of the Stage on Screen series. Each of these events present the best of British theatre captured live for the big screen.