RAYMOND — For heart-stopping Halloween fun, come to the Raymond Theatre for the second installment of National Theatre Live: “Frankenstein.”
Directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire” are among his directorial film credits) and starring Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s “Sherlock”) as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Sherlock in “Elementary”) as Dr. Frankenstein’s creation, playwright Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelly’s classic strives to be true to the author’s original vision, giving voice to the creature. Largely seen in film as a mute, grunting “monster,” in Dear’s version the audience witnesses the birth of the creature and his development into a thoughtful adversary of his creator.
“A Frankenstein for our time,” Boyle said, adding that the telling of the story through the eyes of the creature increases the empathy the audience feels for him. “At its core, it is about magic and fantasy… a fairytale for adults.”
Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” is said to be a “deeply disturbing, classic Gothic tale” and this presentation promises edge-of-your-seat excitement. Parents may be warned that this production may not be appropriate for younger children.
Call Heidi at 360-875-0002 for more information and see ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk.