For the month of June the Science Museum is showing encore screenings of Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Frankenstein.
Experience this chilling adaptation of Mary Shelley’s tale of an ill-fated science experiment whilst surrounded by the world’s greatest scientific objects and discoveries.
Catch encore screenings on 14 June and 29 June and bring the theatre to life by checking out Charles Babbage’s actual brain in our mathematics gallery or by taking a tour of our medical gallery to learn more about the history of medicine.
A new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
Performance Running Time: 2 hours (no interval)
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. It will return to cinemas worldwide from June for a limited season of encore screenings.
Benedict Cumberatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in two electrifying broadcasts.
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.