Frankenstein

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A scientist brings life from death, a young woman invents a new genre of literature and both will be known by the same name: Frankenstein. This Hallowe'en, Tea Break Theatre unravel their new immersive production of Mary Shelley's twisting tale.
Frankenstein at Sutton House

Image by Nick Arthur Daniel


Overview


Genre: Horror/ suspense
Venue: Sutton House
Started: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 3 November 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: 13+

Background


This Hallowe'en, Tea Break Theatre unravel their new immersive production of Mary Shelley's twisting tale of the perils of stretching the boundaries of nature.


In the 200th year of its publication, this electric adaptation will transport you away from everything safe and familiar into a world of uncertainty, experimentation and danger.


Enter Sutton House, step into the past and be swept away into a story which seeks to answer the ultimate question ... who is the monster?


Tea Break Theatre's production sees Victor bringing a female creature to life - the ideal woman who fails to live up to his expectations.


The fear, bloodshed and torment that follows is intentionally double-edged as the audience will be torn between whether the true villain is the creature or, in fact, the creator.


Through these ideas the company put a feminist twist on the well-known novel, exploring how female identity is shaped by patriarchy and how women are then punished for failing to live up to it.


Synopsis


A spark of life, a flash ... and something new is created.


A scientist brings life from death, a young woman invents a new genre of literature and both will be known by the same name: Frankenstein.


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Theatre


Name:
Sutton House


Postal address:
2 - 4 Homerton High Street
Hackney
London E9 6JQ

Box office tel: -

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Press night:Friday 19 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 3 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

(not 20th, 24th, 29 October)


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£19

Concessions:
£15

Cast


Christopher Dobson - Henry

Katy Helps - Justine

Jeff Scott - Victor Frankenstien

Molly Small - The Creature

Jennifer Tyler - Elizabeth


Creatives


Author: Katharine Armitage
Director: Katharine Armitage
Set designer: Lisa Ott
Costume designer: May Clyne
Puppetry: Chris Dobson (director)
Production: Molly Small and Chris Dobson for Tea Break Theatre

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