Frankenstein


London theatre news: Friday 10 February 2017


Horror/ suspense - London Fringe - New shows

One of the greatest gothic tales of all time will come to life in the eerily atmospheric Wilton's Music Hall in an extraordinary new production of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein, from 7 to 18 March.
Frankenstein at Wilton's Music Hall

Image: Wilton's Music Hall


The original story was written when Mary Shelley was just 18 years old, and tells the tale of Frankenstein, a young scientist who brings a gruesome body to life.


Cast out into a hostile world, Frankenstein’s creature searches for his true identity and, on realising how he came to be, learns the pain of rejection and broken promises.


This brand new version of Shelley’s immortal tale is directed by Eleanor Rhode and reimagined by Tristan Bernays (writer and director of Teddy, winner of Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards and of Boudica at the Globe Theatre this coming autumn).


Tristan says ...


‘‘I love monsters because they remind us what it is to be human - Frankenstein is a truly great monster story and I’m thrilled to be bringing this adaptation to the ethereal and atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall.’’


A transfer from the award winning, internationally renowned Watermill Theatre where it enjoyed a successful short run in 2016, George Fletcher and Rowena Lennon perform this take on a powerful and dark masterpiece that explores the timeless relationship between parent and child, isolation, prejudice and revenge and speaks to our modern society.


Synopsis


Frankenstein, a young scientist, brings a gruesome body to life.


Cast out into a hostile world, Frankenstein’s creature searches for his true identity.


But the pain of rejection and a broken promise changes everything.


Vengeful, dangerous and in bloodthirsty pursuit of his maker, the creature threatens to destroy Frankenstein and the lives of everyone he loves.


Tristan Bernays’ vision of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece explores the timeless relationship between parent and child.


Cast


George Fletcher - Frankenstein/The Creature

Rowena Lennon - Chorus


Creatives


Director: Eleanor Rhode

Lighting: Lawrence T Doyle

Sound: David Gregory

Movement: Tom Jackson Greaves


Venue


Wilton's Music Hall

1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)

London E1 8JB


Dates


7 to 18 March 2017

Times: 7-30pm plus selected shows at 2-30pm, 6-30pm & 9pm


Tickets


Standard: £15 - £20


Concessions: £10 - £15

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Links

Frankensteien - Wikipedia

Wilton's Music Hall

ActDrop listing for Frankenstein


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