There are no bolts in sight; the monster in the new touring version of Frankenstein is made with pen and paper. Get a glimpse of its creation, and the action coming together, in these rehearsal images, then book your tickets.
Rona Munro‘s adaptation, co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre, Selladoor Productions, Matthew Townshend Productions and Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts, runs at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from 1 to 12 October 2019.
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 cenre 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 Mary Shelley, having previously appeared in TV series Clique, London Kills and Doctors. Ben Castle-Gibb makes his professional stage debut as Victor Frankenstein, with Michael Moreland as the creature. Thierry Mabonga, Sarah MacGillivray, Natali McCleary and Greg Powrie complete the cast.
Patricia Benecke, Creative Associate of the Belgrade Theatre whose credits include The Furies/Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter and Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qu’ran, directs Frankenstein.
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!