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.
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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.
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.
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