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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature)

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature)

Thursday, October 17, 2024 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)


Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature) by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley 

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. 

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. 

Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale. 

Captured live on stage in 2011, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. 


NT Live is the British National Theatre's groundbreaking initiative to broadcast world-class theatre to movie screens. Each broadcast was filmed in front of a live audience in London, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that viewers get the "best seat in the house" view of each production.

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Hammer Theatre Center at SJSU
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
Thursday, October 17, 2024 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)
Thursday at 7:00 PM
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