Two of the 19th century's most enduring literary characters are Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Since their creation, each has inspired countless films, stage plays and television programs, often dipping into the same talent pool for the retellings. In 1957, Peter Cushing made his first star turn as Dr. Frankenstein for Hammer Films, and two years later, famously took on the role of Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles. And now tradition continues as Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Sherlock Holmes in CBS' Elementary television series, dons the bloodied apron of Victor Frankenstein to square off against his monstrous creation, who is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC's own Sherlock. Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) is a special rebroadcast of the London Royal National Theatre stage play from 2011. It screens at 7 p.m. Monday, October 27, at the AMC Chesterfield 14 (3000 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield; www.fathomevents.com). Admission is $18. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, the production is screened again, with Cumberbatch and Miller exchanging roles.
Mon., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., 2014