Gothic masterpiece FRANKENSTEIN set to 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.

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 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.

The production will be directed by Patricia Benecke, with composition and sound design by Simon Slater, lighting design by Grant Anderson and designed by Becky Minto.

5 – 21 September (performances vary) Perth Theatre, Perth
24 – 28 September Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
1 September – 12 October Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
14 – 19 October Brighton Theatre Royal, Brighton
28 October – 2 November New Theatre, Cardiff
4 – 9 November Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
11 – 16 November Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool
25 – 30 November Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow


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