National Theatre: Frankenstein

Release Date

Mon 12th October



Run Time


Showtimes for Stag Theatre :

Sun 1st November




Please be advised if you appear to be under the age of 15, ID will be required. A copy or a photo on your smartphone of an up-to-date passport is acceptable. We cannot accept the word of a parent/guardian as proof of age.

Venue: Screen 1


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.

Monday 12 October - Benedict Cumberbatch as creature, 2hr 9min - no interval

Sunday 01 November - Jonny Lee Miller as creature, 2hr 3min - no interval