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!
Arrows & Traps’ brand-new adaptation of Frankenstein, written and directed by Ross McGregor, marks the 200-year anniversary since Mary Shelley wrote the original manuscript – and puts the classic gothic novel’s own creator at the centre of the story
Tristan Bernays’ acclaimed two-person adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 literary classic Frankenstein opens this week at east London’s Wilton’s Music Hall, transferring from the Watermill Theatre in Newbury
Blackeyed Theatre’s production strips away any added features from adapted movies, shows and other projects about Victor Frankenstein and simply tells the tale as Mary Shelly originally wrote.
Robin Hood at Egg Theatre, Bath. Photo: Nick Spratling. It’s that time of year again. It’s customary for critics and others who purport to have some kind of overview to look back over the previous twelve months and come up with a list or two. What follows is a list of the 10 shows which […]
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2016 is coming to an end and to celebrate another year, Emma Clarendon names some of her favourite shows of the year, including Aladdin, Dreamgirls and The Libertine.
I’m really excited to be directing Frankenstein. It’s a taut, gripping thriller, an exciting gothic fairy tale for grown-ups and a morality play all rolled into one.
It’s gone ubiquitously mainstream. And don’t anyone say it’s “the War Horse effect”. The passion for puppetry across the industry has been growing rapidly for at least twenty years. It is now almost everywhere. And, given what an interesting theatrical phenomenon it is, I think that’s a really welcome development.
Well acted but confusingly adapted, Frankenstein: In Darkness We Rise at the Gilded Ballon Wine Bar is an unsatisfying hour of theatre.
I’ve not seen the 1998 movie Gods and Monsters, or much of James Whale’s black-and-white Frankenstein franchise – and you don’t need to have either to be entirely gripped by the plot and the outcome of this terrific piece of new writing. Whale is a famous Brit expat director eking out his final days in Los Angeles. […]
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