Riverside Theatres Cinema On Demand
National Theatre Live
by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
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.
Please Note: This film contains a scene of sexual violence.
E – Exempt from Classification
Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson
Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore
This title is available for Cinema On Demand for schools until 30 September 2021. Click here for more information.
*1 Teacher free per 20 Students booked.
Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: reduced audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces; and dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals.
Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.
It is also important that if you are unwell you stay home, we have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through your exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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★★★★★ ‘A hell of a production. Taut, thrilling… I nearly fell out of my seat’ – The Times
★★★★ ‘A monster hit’ – Time Out
★★★★ ‘A thrill… the most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town’- The Times
★★★★ ‘The actors complement each other perfectly’ – The Guardian ‘It’s stylish, ambitious and looks astounding’ – Evening Standard
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 10 – 12
According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:
- It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
- The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email email@example.com, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.
*1 Teacher free per 20 Students booked.
Download information about Access at Riverside
HOW TO BOOK CINEMA ON DEMAND
STEP 1 Nominate date options for your screening. Dates must be within the available date range for the specific film you choose.
STEP 2 Download, fill out and send back the Cinema on Demand Schools Booking Form
STEP 3 Riverside Theatres Education Bookings Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your screening.