Gothic, leafless trees, towering buildings, fork lightning; the design of Rona Munro’s Frankenstein is a Halloween treat full of theatrical tricks. Take a look at these fantastic production photographs, then book your tickets!
Rona Munro‘s adaptation of Shelley’s tale, which is co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre, Selladoor Productions, Matthew Townshend Productions and Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts, runs at the Midlands venue from 1 to 12 October 2019 as part of a UK tour.
A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness. Dangerous and vengeful, the creature threatens to obliterate Frankenstein and everyone he loves, in a ferocious and bloodthirsty hunt for his maker.
Munro’s Frankenstein puts author Mary Shelley squarely at the centre of the action, stripping away the additions and augmentations added by versions created over the years and taking it back to the novel and, as Munro puts it, “the dark and rebellious roar of its adolescent author”.
Eilidh Loan plays the central role of Shelley, with Ben Castle-Gibb, making his professional stage debut, as Victor Frankenstein. Michael Moreland, Thierry Mabonga, Sarah MacGillivray, Natali McCleary and Greg Powrie complete the cast, which is directed by Patricia Benecke.
Frankenstein runs at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS from 1 to 12 October with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.45pm (Thu 3 Oct at 7pm) with matinees Sats 2.30pm and 9 & 10 Oct 1.30pm. Tickets are priced from £8.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!