Often thought to be the first science fiction story ever written, ‘Frankenstein’ is a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel by Charlie Steele.
The brilliant scientist Victor Frankenstein, through studying the ‘natural decay and corruption of the human body’ becomes ‘capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter’.
His ambition drives him to animate a monstrous creature, who he then abandons responsibility for. The resulting clash between them claims the lives of the novel’s most vulnerable characters and leaves us asking what should be within the realm of human endevour.
A powerful and important story, Frankenstein explores themes of parental responsibility, masculinity, femininity, birth, life and death, and asks; should greatness be unfettered? Should we ever play God?
Victor Frankenstein- Alex Monks
Creature- Josh Finan
Walton- David Jeffery
Elizabeth Lavenza- Emily Keston
Henry Clerval- Doug Dunn
Caroline Frankenstein- Elle Jurczak
Alphonse Frankenstein- James Travers
William Frankenstein- Anna Dobrucki
Isolde- Rachel Turner
Jacek- Francis Edouard-Whittaker
Justine- Jenny Pendriss
Jadwiga- Cate Berry
Petra Waldman- Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer
Harriet Krempe- Becky Danks
Agatha de Lacey- Thalia Caddy
Arthur de Lacey- Ollie Raggett
Felix de Lacey- Matt Woodhead
Director/Writer- Charlie Steele
Assistan Director/DSM- Nazareth Gayle
Producer- Lucy Weston
Stage Manager- Hamish Ellis
Technical Officer- Robyn Park
Cinematographer- Stuart Gresham
Costume Designer- Caitlin Hare
Creature Designer- Jess Waller
Lighting Designer- Chris Irving
Composer- Matthew Malone
Set Designer- Dan Turner