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Frankenstein

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Selladoor Productions, Matthew Townshend Productions and Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts present

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley, adapted by Rona Munro

Wednesday 2 to Saturday 12 October 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: From £8.50

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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.

Age recommendation: 11+

On Saturday 5 October, we’ll also be hosting a screening of Universal’s 1931 film Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff as the Creature. To attend, simply book your tickets for Saturday 5 October and add the screening to your basket when prompted during check-out. Ticket price includes a drink and Halloween-themed nibbles.

Wed 2 Oct 7:45pm
Thu 3 Oct 7:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 4 Oct 7:45pm Limited Availability
Sat 5 Oct 2:30pm
Sat 5 Oct 7:45pm Limited Availability
Mon 7 Oct 7:45pm
Tue 8 Oct 7:45pm Post-Show Discussion Limited Availability
Wed 9 Oct 1:30pm Limited Availability
Wed 9 Oct 7:45pm
Thu 10 Oct 1:30pm Sold Out
Thu 10 Oct 7:45pm Limited Availability
Fri 11 Oct 7:45pm Limited Availability
Sat 12 Oct 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 12 Oct 7:45pm Limited Availability

Revolutionary Women: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein gets a bold new staging

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 25th March 2019

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Podcast: Patricia Benecke on bringing Frankenstein to life

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Shells - Read the joint runner-up in our Frankenfic competition

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The Magician - Read the joint runner-up from our Frankenfic competition

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 6th October 2019

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A Mind of my Own - Read the winning entry in our Frankenfic competition

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Posted by Heather Kincaid on 8th October 2019

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Michael Moreland as the Creature in Rona Munro's Frankenstein

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Posted by Heather Kincaid on 26th September 2019

With the official opening for our new production of Frankenstein taking place at the Belgrade next week, for our latest podcast, we sat down for a monster discus... Read more

Podcast - Ben Castle-Gibb on playing Victor Frankenstein

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 19th September 2019

With just a couple of weeks to go until Rona Munro’s chilling new adaptation of Frankenstein arrives at the Belgrade Theatre, we spoke to Ben Castle-Gibb, who ... Read more

Eilidh Loan in rehearsals for Frankenstein

Frankenstein Podcast - Eilidh Loan on playing Mary Shelley

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 6th September 2019

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Frankenstein Day - Celebrating Mary Shelley's Birthday

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 30th August 2019

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Frankenfic: Write your own Frankenstein-inspired horror story

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 29th August 2019

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Posted by Heather Kincaid on 29th August 2019

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Frankenstein artwork

Monstrous Designs - Recreating Frankenstein's Creation

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 14th August 2019

With Rona Munro’s bold new adaptation of Frankenstein opening in Coventry this October, we’ve been investigating how the monster has been depicted, from Mary... Read more

Percy Shelley

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Posted by Heather Kincaid on 4th August 2019

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein artwork

Cast announced for Frankenstein

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 22nd July 2019

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Posted by Heather Kincaid on 8th July 2019

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Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931)

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Posted by Heather Kincaid on 24th June 2019

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The Villa Diodati - Robert Grassi<br />
Public Domain

Making Monsters - Mary Shelley and The Year Without A Summer

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 10th June 2019

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