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Went to see Frankenstein screening again yesterday - they hold NT Live events in Moscow ans Saint-Petersburg too.
It`s a mindblowing show with incredible performances. Thinking about seeing Johnny Lee Miller as the Creature too next time.
Photos by Andrew Crowley
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth received its premiere at the Open City Documentary Festival in London on 22 June 2012. The documentary, commissioned to coincide with last year’s sell out hit Frankenstein at the National Theatre (directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) was meant to air last year and it is now hoped it will air on Channel 4 later this summer.
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth will be screening as part of Open City Docs Fest at the Darwin Theatre in London this Friday at 2:00 p.m and the lovely people at Open City Docs have offered us two pairs of tickets as competition prizes.
To win send an e-mail to email@example.com (headed Frankenstein) with the answer to this simple question:
Which band, who most famously collaborated with Danny Boyle on the Trainspotting soundtrack, wrote the score to the NT’s production of Frankenstein?
Winner will be picked by random draw. As the screening is on Friday the competition will close at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow so do get your entries in quickly!
The documentary is meant to be screened on Channel 4 but as transmission has been delayed now by almost a year and as there is still no fixed air date this is a rare (and possibly only?) chance to see the documentary so do come along.
Here’s some further information about the documentary and the festival:
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth
Adam Low / 2012 / UK / 48’
Fri 22 June / 14:00 / Darwin Theatre
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the first and greatest myth of the modern scientific age, has like all enduring masterpieces, touched a nerve at critical points of human progress. Frankenstein haunts our age of global anxiety and unprecedented scientific experimentation like never before. Frankenstein: A Modern Myth looks at the myth of Frankenstein through the prism of Danny Boyle’s sensational new sell-out production of Frankenstein at the National Theatre. The film features exclusive access to rehearsals and interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, and with Danny Boyle and writer Nick Dear.
More about the event: http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/index.php?id=78
Tickets: £7/£5 Concession http://frankensteinmodernmyth.eventbrite.co.uk/
OPEN CITY DOCS FEST (21-24 JUNE)
UCL/TORRINGTON SQUARE, LONDON WC1
Open City Docs Fest (21-24 June) celebrates the best of documentary film in the heart of London, exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary - provoking debate and opening minds. With a diverse programme of more than 100 films from around the world, innovative live events and filmmaker-led workshops the festival takes place over four mid-summer days and nights in venues around central London and across University College London’s (UCL) WC1 campus.
Search the festival’s site or download their schedule to find out what’s on offer including programmed strands: Science Frictions, Protest Works, Sound Waves, Still Lives, Artists’ Documentary, The Image of the Engineer, City Scope and World Visions, alongside a showcase of the winners of the nationwide online film-making competition MyStreet.
Tickets start from £5 screening tickets for everyone, as well as a variety of day and festival passes.
For full programme info: www.opencitydocsfest.com
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth - the long awaited documentary on the National Theatre production starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller is being shown as part of the Open City Docs Fest which celebrates the best of doumentary film making in London.
It will be showing at the Darwin Theatre in London on 22 June 2012 at 2:00 p.m
Tickets cost £8 (with booking fee). You can book here.
Thanks to Kathy Li on twitter for the heads up.
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.
As I’m getting a lot of questions about Frankenstein on dvd I thought it was worth copying over the relevant sections from the NT Live Frankenstein FAQ:
Will you be releasing a DVD of the production?
We have no plans to release a DVD. We know from letters, tweets and emails that a great many people wanted another chance to see the production – and these encore screenings have been scheduled in response to that huge public demand. Our rights arrangements with actors and crew don’t currently permit DVD release, and we’re also keen for as many people as possible to experience the broadcasts in the format for which they were created: broadcast in HD to cinemas.
Will you be showing Frankenstein on TV in the UK?
Channel 4 will be airing a documentary called Frankenstein: The Making of a Myth which features a behind-the-scenes look at production – at the moment no broadcast date is confirmed, read more about the programme.
There are, however, no plans to air the broadcasts of the production itself.
Will Frankenstein be playing again on stage at the National Theatre?
No, there are no plans for the production to return to the National Theatre.
FRANKENSTEIN: Interviews/Podcasts/Videos via iTunesU
For those who want an in-depth view into the world of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale of Frankenstein, The National Theatre has compiled a series of podcasts, both video and audio, that delves into not only the author’s background, but interviews with Danny Boyle, Nick Dear, and others involved with The National’s production. Additionally, a collection of films were crafted based upon a collaboration with The National Theatre and the Royal College of Art. A great study for all prior to your NT Live broadcast!
Have you seen our Frankenstein competition to win tickets to see a screening of your choice with NT Live?
Well, we’re aware that a lot of fans may have already booked tickets for both screenings when they were first announced. And we didn’t want you to feel left out.
The incredibly generous people at NT Live are also offering 5 huge Frankenstein posters featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller as prizes for our competition. These incredibly rare posters were created to advertise the play when it was performed at the NT. You can’t buy these anywhere. They’re a real rarity. Posters can be sent worldwide.
To enter our contest simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what the chance to see Frankenstein with NT Live means to you. Please indicate in your e-mail whether you are entering for one of the 4 tickets available or, if you already have your tickets, a poster. (If you’re already entered just send me a follow up email).
We want to hear your Frankenstein stories. Are you going on a perilous journey to see a screening? Did you meet your best mate through Frankenstein? Are you studying Frankenstein at school? Do you just find Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller ridiculously good looking? They don’t have to be tales of woe. They can be as quirky and funny as you like.
You’ve got until 5 June 2012 to enter so start sending me your Frankenstein stories!
Frankenstein, the smash hit National Theatre production directed by Danny Boyle returns to NT Live for a strictly limited season starting in June. Frankenstein starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature/Victor Frankenstein - roles that they alternated on a nightly basis. Benedict and Jonny jointly won the Olivier Award for best actor earlier this year for their stunning performances.
The NT Live encore screenings of Frankenstein start very soon and thanks to the generosity of the lovely people at NT Live we have 4 tickets to the screenings to give away.
To win a ticket tell us what the opportunity to attend an NT Live screening of Frankenstein means to you. We want to know your Frankenstein stories. Are you planning a roadtrip to see the screenings? Did misfortune deprive you of the chance to see the production live? Is it your first chance to see theatre live on screen? Tell us your Frankenstein tales and the best 4 will win a ticket to the Frankenstein screening of their choice.
To enter simply send us your Frankenstein story to email@example.com
The contest is open to everyone worldwide.
The winners names will be given to their chosen NT Live participating venue where they will be able to access the screening of their choice. For a list of participating NT Live venues see here.
Judge’s decision is final and no alternative prize is offered.
NT Live are looking to feature stories from dedicated Frankenstein fans in the run up to the screenings. If you would NOT like me to pass on your story please let me know in your entry.
Contest closes on 5 June 2012.
If you’re going to see any of the NT Live screenings of Frankenstein do share your thoughts on twitter and tumblr using the hashtags #Frankenstein and #NTLive- we can’t wait to read people’s thoughts on the screenings.You can also find all of NT Live’s Frankenstein videos, podcasts and interviews on their ItunesU channel.