Celebrated Stage Productions ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ and ‘Frankenstein’ Added to National Theatre Live 2018 U.S. in-Cinema Slate
May 1, 2018
DENVER – May 1, 2018 – By popular demand, Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live announce the addition of two celebrated titles to the 2018 event cinema line-up. This includes director Marianne Elliot’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” (originally recorded in 2012) in U.S. cinemas on Tuesday, June 12 and director Danny Boyle’s 2011 staging of “Frankenstein” presented in cinemas in two versions on Monday, October 22 with Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature and on Monday, October 29 with Jonny Lee Miller as Creature. The events were captured live from the National Theatre in London during their original runs.
Tickets for U.S. screenings of all NT Live titles can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.
All showings of “NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” and “NT Live: Frankenstein” will broadcast at 7:00 p.m. local time in more than 500 U.S. movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon and directed by Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliot, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” follows fifteen-year-old Christopher. He stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Trainspotting”), “Frankenstein” has become an international sensation, seen by over 750,000 people in cinemas around the world. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s world-famous novel, “Frankenstein” makes its way back to cinemas. In this new adaptation, Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch (“12 Years A Slave,” “Sherlock”) and Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary” on CBS, “Trainspotting”) alternate in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. National Theatre Live filmed “Frankenstein” twice so audiences could experience Cumberbatch and Miller in each role.
“We are proud to once again partner with BY Experience and NT Live to bring these two stunning productions to audiences nationwide,” Fathom Events Chief Content and Programming Officer Gordon Synn said. “Both of these live recordings are great examples of the West End’s top performances. Theatre fans now have the opportunity to witness beautiful stage adaptations of two highly-acclaimed novels in their local cinema.”