I recently had the opportunity to see the The National Theatre of Great Britain‘s production of Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. I was fortunate that the play, an adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, was filmed and shown in movie theaters here in the US, otherwise I would have missed out on an amazing production. But when I saw that my local movie theatre had a showing scheduled just days before Halloween, I thought it would be a great way to spend an evening.
One of the things that caught my eye about this production was that the two principle actors, Cumberbatch and Miller, alternated which roles they played, and took turns being Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The version I saw had Jonny Lee Miller as the creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein but I would have loved to see both versions to compare and contrast them.