The National Theatre's Frankenstein App
| Alex Short
Working in close collaboration with the National Theatre, we designed and developed the App with a view to keeping a consistent digital structure – everything from grids to iconography – for all of the Theatre’s future digital publications, overlaying a “coffee-table-book” aesthetic, allowing us to add the stunning production and rehearsal photography, along with significant media content, including video interviews, interactive articles and mini-documentaries.
Built using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite - a recent investment on our part - the publication is currently available on the iPad, and soon to be on the iPhone. John Good Limited is proud to have developed this extremely engaging, interactive and media-rich App for our prestigious client.
Here's what the National Theatre has to say about Frankenstein and its accompanying digital publication:
"Go behind the scenes of Frankenstein with exclusive interviews, short-films, photo galleries, a rehearsal room diary, articles, designs, artwork and more.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein featured Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within the thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale."
You can download the App here.