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.
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.
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.
George Fletcher - Frankenstein/The Creature
Rowena Lennon - Chorus
Director: Eleanor Rhode
Lighting: Lawrence T Doyle
Sound: David Gregory
Movement: Tom Jackson Greaves
Wilton's Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London E1 8JB
7 to 18 March 2017
Times: 7-30pm plus selected shows at 2-30pm, 6-30pm & 9pm
Standard: £15 - £20
Concessions: £10 - £15
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