It’s alive: National Theatre’s Frankenstein
There may be no figure in literature with more intense daddy issues than the Creature in Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein, which celebrates its 200th birthday this year. In the National Theatre’s 2011 production of Nick Dear’s stage adaptation directed by Danny Boyle, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated between playing the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. The duo are something like real-life doppelgängers in that Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes on the British show Sherlock, and Miller plays Holmes on Elementary, an American take on the fictional sleuth. Cumberbatch plays the Creature in the Lensic Performing Arts Center’s (211 W. San Francisco St.) presentation of NT Live in HD: Frankenstein at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $22 at ticketssantafe.org, 505-988-1234. — J.L.
Naomie Harris and Benedict Cumberbatch