La Mirada Theatre to Screen National's FRANKENSTEIN, 4/3

March 14
2:40 PM 2011

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the sixth production of National Theatre Live's second season - broadcast live from the National Theatre in London, Danny Boyle's acclaimed production of FRANKENSTEIN. FRANKENSTEIN will be broadcast with two different actors alternating the roles for two different experiences - the first, on SUNDAY, APRIL 3 at 2pm with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature & Jonny Lee Miller as Victor and on SUNDAY, APRIL 10 at 2pm with Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor and Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature - both performances can be seen at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada.

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

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

The cast of FRANKENSTEIN also includes Mark Armstrong, Naomie Harris, Karl Johnson, Daniel Millar, Andreea Padurariu, John Stahl and Lizzie Winkler. The production is designed by Mark Tildesley, with costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting by Bruno Poet and movement by Toby Sedgwick; the music and sound score is by Underworld, and the music associate is Alex Baranowski.

Suitable only for ages 18 years and older. Contains themes of a sexual and adult nature, including some on-stage nudity.


FRANKENSTEIN April 3 & 10, 2011 - 2pm
Danny Boyle's new production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley, will be broadcast from the National's Olivier Theatre. Contains themes of a sexual and adult nature, including some on-stage nudity.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD July 22, 2011 - 8pm
Anton Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD will be directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.

Single tickets to this extraordinary event are still available by calling the Box Office at
562-944-9801. Tickets are $20 per screening and are available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310 or online at

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.

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