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Frankenstein

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  • 05-Feb-2011
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  • 17-Apr-2011
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Frankenstein Tickets

Olivier Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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I followed nature into her lair, and stripped her of her secrets! I brought torrents of light to a darkening world! Is that wrong?

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.

All I ask is the possibility of love!

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.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and realised by Danny Boyle in his return to the theatre after winning the Academy Award for best director for Slumdog Millionaire.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.

Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie.

Evenings: various
Theatre Venue: Olivier Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Seating Plan: Seating Plan
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The Olivier - named after Laurence Olivier, the first director of the National Theatre (during its years at the Old Vic), and the outstanding British actor of the century - is the largest of the three theatres at the National.
Sited above the entrance foyer and over the workshops and main rehearsal rooms, it can accommodate 1150 people in its fan-shaped auditorium, and 2000 years of drama on its open stage.

Two main tiers of steeply raked seats - flanked by side-banks on a higher level - sweep down to the stage. In spite of its size, the Olivier has a concentrated intimacy. No seat is far from an actor's point of command; and the span of the seats matches their effective span of vision. They can hold the audience within the compass of their eyes.

The National Theatre of Great Britain on the South Bank in the London Borough of Lambeth, England is immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. The National Theatre's building was designed by architect Sir Denys Lasdun and its theatres opened individually between 1976 and 1977. In the years from 1963, before the company's permanent home on the South Bank was completed, the National Theatre Company was based at the Old Vic theatre in Waterloo.

Since 1988, the Theatre has been permitted to call itself the Royal National Theatre, but the full title is rarely used. The theatre presents a varied programme, including Shakespeare and other International classic drama; and new plays by contemporary playwrights. Each auditorium in the theatre can run up to three shows in repertoire or repertory, thus further widening the number of plays which can be put on during any one season.

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Author:Nick Dear
Director:Danny Boyle
Casts:Benedict Cumberbatch
Jonny Lee Miller