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Frankenstein: FAQs
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
A handy new FAQ section has recently appeared on the NT wesbite.

Cut and pasted from the National Theatre Website:

Will you be releasing a DVD of the production?
We have no plans to release a DVD. We know from letters, tweets and emails that a great many people wanted another chance to see the production – and these encore screenings have been scheduled in response to that huge public demand. Our rights arrangements with actors and crew don’t currently permit DVD release, and we’re also keen for as many people as possible to experience the broadcasts in the format for which they were created: broadcast in HD to cinemas.

Will you be showing Frankenstein on TV in the UK?
Channel 4 will be airing a documentary called Frankenstein: The Making of a Myth which features a behind-the-scenes look at the production – at the moment no broadcast date is confirmed. There are, however, no plans to air the broadcasts of the production itself.

Will Frankenstein be playing again on stage at the National Theatre?
No, there are no plans for the production to return to the National Theatre.

Follow the link to read all the FAQs:

In summary, no DVD, it will not be shown on the TV, and it will not be returning to the National Theatre. All of which means that if you want to see Frankenstein you have to catch one of the encore screenings this Summer, starting in June. Details below.

Cut and pasted from an email from the National Theatre:

Due to popular demand, Danny Boyle's award-winning production returns to cinemas from June this year, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature for a special two-part presentation.

Exclusive preview: watch the new Frankenstein trailer
Encore broadcasts from June

Follow the link to view the trailer:

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Hmmm... I suppose the dvd was too much to hope for, but what happened to that Channel 4 documentary? It was supposed to air last year! I hope they show it in June around the time of the encore screenings.

I myself am mystified as to why there is no broadcast date set for the C4 documentary which was presumably finished last Spring when the production was on.

I actually thought that they would do a DVD in time for the 50th birthday of the National next year. But I do understand that they want to keep it as a shared communal experience and that they only want it screened with top quality sound and vision. Fair enough I guess.

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