Bizarre, beautiful and breathtaking – time-travelling fantasia boasts a brilliant staging and a spoof playtext essay.
Frankenstein vs Frankenstein: Was role swapping any more than a gimmick?
This is the theatre at its very best and on screen, both productions are gripping, using the camera work to richly convey the abstract shapes and grand vision of its boldly beautiful staging, while allowing the connection between the lead actors to shine.
‘It is also about the elemental longing of all of us for human connection’: FRANKENSTEIN – National Theatre (Online review)
The megahit NT Live version of this iconic tale of creative hubris features a dynamic acting duo, but it is not perfect.
NEWS: Fresh adaptation of Frankenstein will tour the UK
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.
‘Not afraid to ask difficult questions’: FRANKENSTEIN – Touring ★★★★
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.
‘Guaranteed to make you jump out of your skin’: FRANKENSTEIN – Manchester ★★★
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.
FEATURED SHOW: Arrows & Traps’ Frankenstein at Brockley Jack Theatre, ★★★★ reviews are in!
Have you caught the Arrows & Traps’ “fearlessly inventive” adaptation of Frankenstein? The production has been nominated for two Offies – Best Director for Ross McGregor and Best Supporting Actor for Will Pinchin as the Creature – and is now continuing at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre on 21 October 2017. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes, as well as buzz …
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Meet the monster & Mary Shelley behind a new take on Frankenstein
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!
NEWS: Arrows & Traps marks 200 years of Frankenstein with new Mary Shelley-centric adaptation
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
NEWS: Frankenstein two-hander transfers from Watermill to Wilton’s Music Hall
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
FRANKENSTEIN – Royal Opera House
This new full-length ballet from Liam Scarlett has a more romantic element to it in comparison to Mary Shelley’s original tale – but is exquisitely danced by the Royal Ballet. Frankenstein continues until 27 May 2016.