This play surprised even the jaded theatre know-alls in the West End last year because people lined up every day at midnight to buy day seats which went on sale at 10 AM. When the second lot of tickets were released they sold out before online booking opened.
The National's NTLive series films a performance of selected plays which is then shown in some theatres worldwide. Benedict and Jonny Lee alternated performing The Creature and Frankenstein; I'm quite sure that in the filmed version it was Jonny Lee as The Creature.
Oh, I see - I just read this more closely. They switch off
. That explains the picture your link goes to where they both look dishy and
patchy. I suppose they alternate between performances and not within the play. Either way, it could be taken as a statement on the interior themes and revelations of the story (I just finished reading a book about the romantic era scientists and their connection to the literature of the time - of course, Frankenstein
mmt, I really hope you can go. I wonder if this will be downloadable or on disk at some future point. Maybe on PBS at some point, for the Yanks.
... Actually I think AE's pet name is Cummerbund Bandersnatch...
Cumberbund Bandersnatch! I can never remember his real name!