Frankenstein OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 22, 2011
    Closing:
    April 17, 2011

    Theater: Royal National Theatre / South Bank, London, England, SE1 9PX

    Synopsis: 

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and realized by Danny Boyle in his return to the theater after winning the Academy Award for best director for Slumdog Millionaire.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Frankenstein

    It’s (Gasp!) Alive, Not to Mention Peeved

    BEN BRANTLEY

    February 25, 2011: Bet you’ve never seen baby pictures like these. In the thrilling first moments of the National Theater production of “Frankenstein,” directed with rough magic by Danny Boyle, a newborn tumbles hard from the womb and straight into the struggle that is life. Oh, the muscle-clenching pain of it, as this still inchoate being tries out its lungs, its limbs, its voice. When it takes its first wobbling steps, it’s an act of exultation, and we want to roar with it.

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