- Transfer from the internationally renowned Watermill Theatre
- Adapted by Tristan Bernays and directed by Eleanor Rhode
- 7th to 18th March, Wilton’s Music Hall
‘If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!‘
One of the greatest gothic tales of all time will come to life in the eerily atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall in an extraordinary new production of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, from 7th to 18th March 2017.
The original story was written when Shelley was just 18 years old, and tells the tale of Frankenstein, a young scientist who brings a gruesome body to life. Cast out into a hostile world, Frankenstein’s creature searches for his true identity and, on realising how he came to be, learns the pain of rejection and broken promises.
Vengeful, dangerous and in bloodthirsty pursuit of his maker, the creature threatens to destroy Frankenstein and the lives of everyone he loves. This brand new version of Shelley’s immortal tale is directed by Eleanor Rhode and reimagined by Tristan Bernays (writer and director of Teddy, winner of Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards and of Boudica at the Globe Theatre this coming autumn).
Tristan says ‘‘I love monsters because they remind us what it is to be human- Frankenstein is a truly great monster story and I’m thrilled to be bringing this adaptation to the ethereal and atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall.’’
A transfer from the award winning, internationally renowned Watermill Theatre where it enjoyed a successful short run in 2016, George Fletcher and Rowena Lennon perform this take on a powerful and dark masterpiece that explores the timeless relationship between parent and child, isolation, prejudice and revenge and speaks to our modern society.
George Fletcher – Frankenstein/The Creature
Rowena Lennon – Chorus
Writer – Tristan Bernays
Director – Eleanor Rhode
Movement Director – Tom Jackson Greaves
Sound Designer – David Gregory
Lighting designer – Lawrence T. Doyle
Dates: 7 – 18 March
Times: 7:30pm plus selected 2:30pm, 6:30pm & 9pm shows
Prices: £10 – £20
Images can be found here
Press night Wednesday 8 March 2017