This June, audiences in Beijing had their first opportunity to watch Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
The KT Wong Foundation joined forces with National Theatre Live to facilitate two exclusive screenings of this hugely successful production in Chinese from 29 June – 30 June at the Beijing MOMA Broadway Cinema, the first and only art cinema in China.
These screenings marked a breakthrough for both China and the Foundation: the first time National Theatre Live has been brought to China and the first event of its kind in Beijing.
Featuring as a highlight during this summer’s UK Now Festival, the dynamic collaboration promises to further strengthen cross-cultural collaboration between China and the West, which has been the aim of KT Wong Foundation since it was established in 2007.
Directed by Danny Boyle, and based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, this new production of Frankenstein was adapted for the stage by Nick Dear.
Both versions of the ‘five star’ stage production will be screened, allowing Chinese audiences to view Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature. In addition, Nick Dear will be taking part in pre-show discussions before both performances.