69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
By Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein returns to international cinemas 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 (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Please note: We will be screening the performance with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein.
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.
★★★★★ ‘A hell of a production.’ The Times
★★★★ ‘A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘The actors complement each other perfectly.’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘A monster hit.’ Time Out
This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live from the National Theatre, London.
11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – Frankenstein
3.15pm – Event concludes (No interval)