hope72 replied to your post:I went to see Frankenstein tonight Wednesday night and I was expecting to see Benedict as the Creature but they screened the other version. I thought Benedict was the Creature in the original casting. I’ve seen both versions already last year and both versions are brilliant but I’m disappointed if the theatre screwed up and showed the wrong version. And tomorrow they will rescreen the one they showed tonight? What version did people see tonight? Are you getting other messages about mixups? Thank
I just think that the original production is with Miller as the Creature because in the Making of they showed us at the National Theatre Archive was show that version - with Johnny as the Creature. Otherwise it would have been Benedict.
No the casting dubbed as “Original Casting” is Benedict as the Creature as that is the version NT live screened first - the live version. Reverse casting is Jonny as the Creature as that version was aired subsequently in the UK.
If you go to the NT Archives you can request either or indeed both versions for viewing.