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Frankenstein – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Eric Gracey from the novel by Mary Shelley Director: Mark Webster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Most would claim to at least have heard of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, Frankenstein, about the man who thinks he can play God, creating a living, breathing human. In just short of an hour, Blue Orange Arts presents the story from the monster’s viewpoint with ...

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Frankenstein – Arnos Vale Cemetery

Writer: Matt Grinter from the novel by Mary Shelley  Director: Rebecca Robson Designer: Molly Hawkins Reviewer: Leah Tozer Playing God in an Anglican chapel is, like Frankenstein’s Creature, ‘fearless, and therefore powerful’. Amongst the gravestones at Arnos Vale, Red Rope Theatre stitch together and stage their agonized, magnificently imagined Frankenstein’s Monster at the cemetery’s Victorian altar in Matt Grinter’s elegiac, gorgeously gothic imagining of Mary ...

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FRNKNSTN – Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Michael West Director: Muireann Ahearn Reviewer: Laura Marriott “I am not the monster. I am Frankenstein” Ever since its publication two hundred years ago Frankenstein has been a hit with theatre-goers, being adapted for the stage within five years stage and devoured by the public. This is not surprising. The themes of science, creation, the supernatural and the limits ...

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Frankenstein – The Space, London

Writer: Mary Shelly Adaptor: Isabel Dixon Director: Katherine Timms Reviewer: Sophia Moss It’s a dark, stormy night and Elizabeth Frankenstein (Danielle Winter) is chanting in Latin as she attempts to bring her creature, made from three dead bodies to life. It succeeds and the creature shrieks in agony, writhing around like something out of The Exorcist, but Elizabeth is terrified and ...

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Frankenstein – Lamp Room, Barnsley

Script: Nick Dear Director: Shane Gough Reviewer: Ruth Jepson A barn house like structure, covered in patches of skin type material. A shadowy figure writhing behind. A heartbeat sound effect. Oh dear, there’s going to be an awkward birth scene isn’t there? So starts Frankenstein, not with the horror movie flash of lightning and a giggling scientist, thankfully, but with ...

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Frankenstein – Salisbury Playhouse

Writers : Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin Director : Craig Edwards Reviewer : Joan Phillips Living Spit return to the stage with their new production, Frankenstein, co-produced by Salisbury Playhouse Only three years ago this hugely talented duo were playing in the cellars at Bristol Old Vic in front of a tiny audience. With a combination of bad props, hilarious ...

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Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus – The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Mary Shelley Adaptor: Adam Dechanel Director: Simon James Collier Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz On a quintessentially Gothic stormy night in 1816, a group of Romantic intellectuals found themselves unable to leave their holiday villa in Geneva. Trapped by the weather and looking to pass the time, they took turns telling each other tales of horror. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley ...

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