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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.
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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London E9 6JQ
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
(not 20th, 24th, 29 October)
Christopher Dobson - Henry
Katy Helps - Justine
Jeff Scott - Victor Frankenstien
Molly Small - The Creature
Jennifer Tyler - Elizabeth
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