Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the hottest actors around right now. His hit series Sherlock’s second season is airing in the US at the minute to great acclaim (deservedly so) and the third series will film next year (yay!). He’s currently filming Star Trek II (as a major villain if rumours are to be believed) and he’s also the voice of Smaug in the upcoming Hobbit movies from Peter Jackson.
However, one thing we really want to see is his performance in the Danny Boyle stage version of Frankenstein for which he and co-star Jonny Lee Miller shared an Olivier Award. And this June we may just get a chance. NCM Fathom Events have announced that Frankenstein will be in theatres/cinemas on Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7.
The show will be screened in the US and UK and if you click here you’ll find a full list of venues. We reckon this will definately be one to catch.
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 friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
In the stage production, Cumberbatch and Miller alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Frankenstein was filmed twice so that cinema audiences may see the actors in each role. Frankenstein has won a number of awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for best actor for Cumberbatch and Miller as well as best lighting design; two Evening Standard Awards; two Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards and the What’s on Stage Awards for best director.