Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Switching roles in Frankenstein

In the London production of Frankenstein, two actors—Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch—alternate in the roles of the monster and his creator. The reviews have been spectacular, but what is it like to do this switch with every performance? The actors explain in an interview. 'There are these two great scenes that you have together that are always fantastic to play, which ever way round you play them, so it's not a competition for us, in either of the parts. It’s a fascinating question of support and encouragements. Being there, it’s nice to have it both ways around, and not get too exhausted or bogged down by one or the other parts. You get to see the play inside-out, really.' More...

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