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Frankenstein (2011)

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (original title)
Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Killoran ...
Gustav / Constable
Steven Elliot ...
Agatha de Lacey
Daniel Millar ...
Felix de Lacey
Haydon Downing ...
William Frankenstein (as Hayden Downing)
William Frankenstein (as William Nye)
Jared Richard ...
William Frankenstein
Martin Chamberlain ...


Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who share the roles of Doctor Frankenstein and his creature, both went on to play modern-day incarnations of Sherlock Holmes. Cumberbatch played the title role on Sherlock (2010), while Miller played the role on Elementary (2012). Cumberbatch's series set the stories in modern-day London, while Miller's set the stories in modern-day New York City. See more »


The Creature: I should be Adam. God was proud of Adam. But Satan's the one I sympathise with. For I was cast out, like Satan, though I did no wrong. And when I see others content, I feel the bile rise in my throat, and it tastes like Satan's bile!
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Featured in Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012) See more »

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Intense, must-see work of art
29 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

An intense, must-see thrilling performance from both Cumberbatch and Miller. The dialogues filled with static chemistry, a beautiful and perfect mix between beauty and horror, a destabilized yet animated stage that shows all facets of life and death. A hypnotizing and cutting-edge play, a real work of art that is absolutely not to be missed.

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