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NT Live: Frankenstein

Sunday, Oct 28, 5:30 pm
Monday, Oct 29, 7:30 pm
Running Time: 140 minutes

Frankenstein returns to the Lincoln to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.

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

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (ElementaryTrainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. We will screen Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature on the 28th and Jonny Lee Miller as the creature on the 29th.

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.

Advance tickets: $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 students and children + applicable fees. Lincoln Theatre Members receive $2 off. 10% discount for the purchase of 4 or more productions in the 2018-19 season.

Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson