Confused in its execution, this touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers a rushed retelling of the story that fails to work in practice.
“Superb”, “modern and thrilling” and “pulls out every available stop” – take a look at what audiences and critics have said about Rona Munro’s new adaptation of Frankenstein, then head to the Belgrade Theatre to catch it this week before it heads back off on tour. Book now!
Gothic, leafless trees, towering buildings, fork lightning; the design of Rona Munro’s Frankenstein is an Halloween treat full of theatrical tricks. Take a look at these fantastic production photographs, then book your tickets!
As actor Eilidh Loan prepares to brings Frankenstein to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, she talks about her first connection with the story, discovering more about Mary Shelley and overcoming a fear of reading created by dyslexia. Have a listen, then book your tickets!
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.
Mary Shelley, who thought up Frankenstein when she was just 18 years old, will appear on stage alongside her famous creation in a new adaptation of her novel coming to the Belgrade Theatre this autumn as part of a UK tour. Time to book your tickets for what’s sure to be a monster hit.
A new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s seminal 1818 gothic horror novel Frankenstein is set to depict Shelley onstage, as she unfolds her monstrous tale of creature and creator.
Frankenstein is a tour de force. A choral, beatboxing, rap-infused version of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Battersea Arts Centre’s ‘live concept album’ manages to entertain and analyse our world in equal measure.
There’s plenty of Halloween treats to choose from all across London, so if you fancy doing something a little bit spooky this week then here’s a selection of highlights…
What fiendish fashion will the cast of Bride of Wankenstein be wearing when they take to the Hen & Chickens Theatre stage from 9 to 13 October 2018? We can only guess from these behind-the-scenes images of their costume fitting. To see the costumes these evil geniuses have created, you’ll have to book tickets.
As much a tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic novel as a way of scrutinising its themes from a 21st-century perspective, SISATA Theatre’s Frankenstein straddles the past and the future.
The Royal Exchange has succeeded in bringing psychologically unnerving horror to its stage. With an underlying sense of uneasiness, Frankenstein is guaranteed to make you jump out of your skin on more than one occasion.
This Frankenstein ends up feeling a little po-faced as seriousness alone does not dramatic imperative make, especially when the material is as familiar as this.
Award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings’ first solo show in nearly a decade and the return of internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko will feature in Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Season, celebrating the reopening of the Grand Hall, three years after the venue was devastated by fire.
This particular production of Frankenstein at The Space Arts Centre utilises a primarily female cast to re-tell the story from a feminine perspective.
Lots of different things opening across the country in March. In London there are a lot of Fringe and Off West End productions coming your way.
After choosing in 2016 to focus on Shakespeare (in the 400th anniversary of his death), I went completely different this year and made it my mission to learn more about, and see more shows featuring, puppets.
Both stories centre on Promethean ambitions: scientists who, like the Greek Titan who created mankind, seek to crack the code of life and consciousness itself.
Chances are that Arrows & Traps’ version of Frankenstein will disarm you and make you consider it anew as it introduces a new, crucial character into the narrative – Mary Shelley herself.
In Arrows & Traps new adaptation of Frankenstein, running from 26 September to 21 October 2017 at west London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, the classic gothic novel’s author Mary Shelley is part of the play’s action. Watch the video and see creature transformation photos here – then get booking!
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