Production synopsis We are delighted to present Nick Dear’s adaptation of Shelley’s infamous 1818 novel, Frankenstein. This monster of a play received huge acclaim after it premièred at The National Theatre in 2011.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, and increasingly desperate and vengeful, he 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 all embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Creature – Steve Hunt
Victor Frankenstein – Piers Newman
Elizabeth – Holly Shaw
William – Huw Shearer/ Red Broughton
Monsieur Frankenstein – John Turnbull
De Lacey – David Webster
Felix / Ensemble – Michael Kennedy
Agatha / Ensemble – Jenny Simpson
Gretel (prostitute) / Ensemble – Jordan Price
Clarice / Ensemble – TBC
Gustav / Ensemble – Edward Plowman
Klaus / Ewan / Ensemble – Ross Holland
Rab / Ensemble – Finn McGee
Female Creature / Ensemble – Eloise Hunt
Ensemble – Charlotte Aldhouse, Sam Jones, Lydia Fisher
Approximate running time 2 hours, including the interval
Recommended for adults and fearless teens aged 13+. This play contains nudity and some violent scenes.
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“I followed nature into her lair, and stripped her of her secrets! I brought torrents of light to a darkening world! Is that wrong?”