Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 2 p.m.
- Tickets are $15 and will be sold online until 24 hours before showtime, or by calling Falmouth Academy at 508-457-9696, ext. 200. They will also be sold at the door (cash/check only.) To avoid disappointment, we recommend purchasing tickets ahead.
- Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.