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.
London Olympics 2012: Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony Inspired By FRANKENSTEIN
Who would have thought that a theatrical project on The National’s stage more than a year ago would be the ingredients for an Olympic opening ceremony! That’s at least what Danny Boyle, Frankenstein Director and Olympic Artistic Director tells Vogue,stating…
“(There is) quite a lot of Frankenstein in the show. I mean, we don’t reanimate dead creatures, but we did use Frankenstein as a dry run for a lot of ideas for this.”
So could we say that Frankenstein is the prequel to the Olympic games? If so, you can catch our broadcast this June prior to the 27 July opening ceremony and get a taste of what’s to come. And the Olivier-winning performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller aren’t bad either.
FRANKENSTEIN: Johnny Lee Miller on the Olivier Red Carpet & Frankenstein Moscow!
Jonny Lee Miller is half of the dynamic duo that is Frankenstein, playing both roles of Creature and Dr. Frankenstein with co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. Only hours away from both actors taking home the 2012 Olivier for Best Actor, Jonny speaks about the rigors of the part, particularly Creature, on the Olivier red carpet. Congratulations again for their win - we at The National could not be more proud!
We’re also pleased to announce that for the first time, National Theatre Live will be broadcast in Moscow! Screenings of Frankenstein will take place over the summer. Dates will be confirmed shortly and tickets on sale soon. For more information click here (that is if you can read Russian).
Tickets for @fathomevents screening of the @ntlive encores of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the US on June 6th and 7th are now on sale.
Benedict will play the Creature on the 6th June and Victor Frankenstein on the 7th June.
To find out if Frankenstein is playing at a venue near you please check out Fathom’s list of participating venues.
You can buy tickets for the event here.
FRANKENSTEIN: Production Photos
Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, recent Olivier winners for their dual role as Creature and Frankenstein, make Danny Boyle’s production one to remember. After sold out broadcasts last year we’ve made FRANKENSTEIN part of this year’s NT Live Encore and the demand has already exceeded expectations. Broadcasts will occur in June worldwide and many cinemas have sold out already, so be sure to visit your local cinema and reserve your ticket soon!