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London’s Frankenstein encore screening comes to Rialto Theatre

ntl 2018 frankenstein 09 the creature (jonny lee miller) and victor frankenstein (benedict cumberbatch). photo by catherine ashmore

A taste of London’s renowned theatre is coming to the island with the New Year. Resuming the National Theatre Live (NT Live) programme, Rialto Theatre hosts an encore screening of Frankenstein on January 11. NT Live is an exciting initiative of the Royal National Theatre in London to broadcast live performances of the best of British theatre to cinemas and movie theatres around the world.

NT Live was launched in Cyprus by Rialto Theatre in September 2012 with Mark Haddon’s multi-award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens. Since then, the Rialto has continued the screening of selected performances. This January, the initiative returns with the well-known bewildered creature under the direction of Oscar award-winner Danny Boyle and a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Based on Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein was adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and the performance has been praised by critics and audiences alike as one of the most amazing spectacles of the century. “A monster hit,” Time Out said, “a theatrical coup,” The Times wrote.

Screened with Greek and English subtitles, the play follows the monstrous Frankenstein, who has the innocence of a child, and is exiled in an inhospitable universe by his creator. This antisocial being is treated ruthlessly and becomes desperate and revengeful. He decides to track down his creator and strike a scary deal. An exciting and subversive Gothic tale that brings some of London’s most acclaimed actors to the Cypriot screen.



NT Live broadcast of Frankenstein. January 11. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8pm. €8 and €12. E-tickets: and Rialto App. Box Office: 7777-7745


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