Frankenstein - October 27th 2018   8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)   by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley   Frankenstein  returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.  Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.  Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle ( Trainspotting ,  Slumdog Millionaire ),  Frankenstein  features Benedict Cumberbatch ( Hamlet , BBC’s  Sherlock ) and Jonny Lee Miller ( Elementary ,  Trainspotting ) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.  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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.  Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.  Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore

Frankenstein - October 27th 2018

8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)

by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.

Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson
Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore

 King Lear - November 17th 2018   8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)   by William Shakespeare  Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ ( Independent ) of King Lear in cinemas.  Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.  Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written,  King Lear  sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.  Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

King Lear - November 17th 2018

8:00pm Start Time (doors open at 7:00pm)

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts