Watch Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature in NT’s FRANKENSTEIN!

Filmed live in 2011 from the stage of the National Theatre in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by more than 800,000 people in cinemas around the world.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog Millionaire), this production of Frankenstein sees Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor StrangeHamletSherlock) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (ElementaryTrainspotting) as Victor 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

This filmed performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. This recording has been adjusted for YouTube.

The lead pair also performed the roles in inverse, with Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein. This stream will be available from tomorrow.

THIS VIDEO WAS STREAMED DURING THE COVID-19 ISOLATION AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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