Benedict Cumberbatch will return to cinemas in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein

Director's acclaimed National Theatre production, which co-starred Jonny Lee Miller, will be re-released worldwide


Missing Sherlock? Can’t wait for the Star Trek sequel? Hoping beyond hope that the rumours about a new actor playing The Master are true?


Yep, it seems like you’ve probably got quite a bad case of Cumberbatch withdrawal. 

But don’t despair, there’s something to ease the pain – National Theatre Live has announced a second cinema run of Oscar winner Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (see video above).  

Written by Nick Dear and based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley, the production, in which the two male leads alternated between playing the scientist and the monster, received critical acclaim when it was mounted in February of last year. It was later screened in cinemas around the world by NT Live.  

And the good news is, from June, the play will return to cinemas globally for a limited series of encore screenings.

So, if you missed Cumberbatch and Miller’s award winning performances first time around, or just want to enjoy them all over again, there’s not long to wait. 

Exact dates and times have yet to be confirmed – but if you sign up to the National Theatre newsletter, you can be first in the queue for tickets come June.