Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller head back to theatres in Boyle’s Frankenstein

This latest incarnation of Mary Shelley‘s mythic monster comes to us courtesy of Nick Dear‘s award-winning National Theatre adaptation.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre in March 2011 to direct this critically lauded production with actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the lead roles of The Creature and the Doctor. Their performances went on to nab them both Britain’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best Actor.

For those not fortunate enough to have caught it on stage in London during its brief sold-out run or when it was beamed into theatres around the world as a part of that year’s NT Live season, you’re in luck! The production is returning to cinemas worldwide this October for a limited series of encore screenings.

And the timing is just about perfect. With Miller’s “Elementary” hitting it big state-side and Cumberbatch’s star on an almost stratospheric rise (not to mention Oscar buzz in the air), interest in the production is at an unprecedented high.

So read on for the official trailer and synopsis, as well as for information on screening dates and tickets!

Photo Credit: David Levene.

Are you as excited as we are for this one? We’ll be taking in both productions to get the full experience. Who’s with us?

(Originally published on, September 25, 2014)

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