Got back a little bit ago from going up to Bryn Mawr to see Frankenstein
- this version starring Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein. And I'm still trying to process it. It was just *amazing*.
I met up with Creatch and Deb beforehand for dinner at Bertucci's. (The rigatonni abruzzi is very yummy!) We had a great time chatting and squeeing. Then we met up with penguingal
at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, where there was more chatting and squeeing while we waited for the film to start.
The show itself was just phenomenal. It was recorded during one of the performances back in 2010 at the National Theatre in London. The role of The Creature is both very physical and very verbal and Benedict was *amazing*. The story is told primarily from The Creature's point of view, though there are a couple Frankenstein scenes, to help felsh out the story a bit more (so to speak). The set design was very minimal, but still very well done.
At the end, everyone clapped. And both penguingal
and I were like, "Mind. Offically. Blown." and Deb was like, "Wow."
There is a trailer on the National Theatre Live's main page
and most of the Creature moments are of Benedict.