Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Frankenstein (theatre)

photo by Catherine Ashmore 
Following on from Hamlet a couple of weeks ago, the next National Theatre Live screening is perfectly timed for Hallowe'en!

The horror story of Frankenstein was directed for the National by Danny Boyle and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. The two actors alternated playing the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his Creation and both castings will be broadcast to Eastbourne Cineworld: with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature on the 31st Oct, and with Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature on the 21st Nov. They're both Thursdays.

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.

Cineworld, Thu 31st Oct and 21st Nov, 19:00.
Tickets £10.50 adults, £8.40 concessions, available online, by calling 0871 200 2000, or in person from the foyer.