A new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is coming to Liverpool Playhouse later this year. This brilliant new translation of the 1818 Gothic masterpiece, created by Rona Munro, places the writer herself at the centre of the action.
A tragic story which will enthrall, terrify and capture the imaginations of many generations to come.
Mary Shelley was only eighteen when she penned the macabre novel. And since it was first written the story has been translated and retold in many different ways. Often praised as the first true work of science-fiction, this new theatrical adaptation sees a welcome return to the original novel. Speaking about her new version, Munro insists that the production retains ‘the dark and rebellious roar of its adolescent author’. The narrative is delivered in the tone of a passionate, though defiant young Mary Shelley as she battles with her work, shining a light on the harsh realities faced by revolutionary young women, both then and now.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is its own literary creation, a tragic story which will enthrall, terrify and capture the imaginations of many generations to come.
The original novel tells the story of an ambitious young scientist, Victor Frankenstein who breathes life into his own grotesque creature. Exiled and in seek of his true identity, the creature finds himself abandoned by his maker, pushed into the darkness. At his most vengeful and dangerous, the creature threatens to destroy Frankenstein and everyone close to him, in a relentless hunt for his creator.
This new theatrical adaptation sees a welcome return to the original novel.
This new production will see Mary Shelley take centre stage as it explores some of the realities that many young women face as they try to make their way in the world.