Frankenstein

 

 

Matthew Townshend Productions (mtp) is pleased to announce another tour with Selladoor Productions.

The production will tour nationwide from 2 September – 30 November 2019 and will open at Perth Theatre ahead of a national press night at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on Thursday 3 October.

This fresh take on Shelley’s masterpiece has been adapted by award-winning writer Rona Munro ( The James Plays, National Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland; Little Eagles, RSC) and will be directed by Patricia Benecke.

An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.

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. 

Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

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