For those of us who can’t jet off to London on a whim for an evening of theater and fresh crumpets, National Theatre Live presents current hits from the National’s stages, taped live and screened at cinemas worldwide. Tonight, catch a performance of their much-lauded Frankenstein, directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and starring the very attractive pairing of Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch.
If that’s not enough stomping and smashing and icky birth metaphors, see it again next Thursday—but this time with the lead actors switching roles (from “Victor” to “The Creature” and vice versa.) Could it be implying that there’s a little of both sides in all of us? Did somebody make a drunken bet? Either way, it sounds completely fascinating and visually impressive based on the reviews I’ve read. Plus, there’s no trans-Atlantic flight to leave you dehydrated and wishing you hadn’t put the Ambien in your checked luggage.
Go to National Theater Live for more info on screening venues and alternate dates.