26 Jul 2015


From Standing Room Only, 2:38 pm on 26 July 2015

Frankenstein photo Alexander Hallag
Photo by Alexander Hallag

Frankenstein fans are in for a double treat next month. New Zealand gets its premiere of a London National Theatre production of the horror story, and a film starring James MacAvoy is coming out. Centrepoint theatre in Palmerston North is marking its 41st year by undertaking its most ambitious production yet. This version of Frankenstein starred actor of the moment Benedict Cumberbatch when it was on stage then filmed.

Karlos Drinkwater is playing Frankenstein's creation and says around two hundred years on from Mary Shelley writing the book, its themes are absolutely current.