A review about Frankenstein Theatre Play.

Frankenstein, a play based on Mary Shelley's famous novel, has been adapted into various theatrical productions over the years.

 One of the most notable adaptations was by Nick Dear, which premiered at the National Theatre in London in 2011. This version was directed by Danny Boyle, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature

 The play closely follows the story of Shelley's novel and explores themes such as creation, ambition, and the consequences of playing God.  It begins with Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist obsessed with unraveling the mysteries of life, creating an intelligent being from parts of a corpse. Victor is horrified by his creation and abandons the creature, which, left alone, experiences social rejection and isolation.

 The creature becomes smarter and more self-confident and wants revenge on Victor for the suffering it has caused him. Dear's adaptation emphasizes the duality and interconnectedness between Victor and the creature, highlighting their often contradictory experiences and inner conflicts. The play's staging is innovative, with rotating sets and dramatic lighting that enhance the gothic atmosphere and emotional intensity of the story.

 Cumberbatch and Miller's performances were widely praised, particularly for their ability to convey the complex emotions and philosophical questions at the heart of the story. I preferred Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as the creature and praised his acting.

 Overall, "Frankenstein" continues to captivate audiences in various theatrical forms by examining humanity, ethics, and the consequences of limitless scientific ambition.  

I found the acting to be truly beautiful and moving. They were a very good reflection of the Gothic genre in the theatre. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend you to do so immediately. You can watch it on YouTube.