To mark the 200th anniversary of the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Blackeyed Theatre will continue to tour its adaptation of the classic horror in Spring 2017. 

Adapted by John Ginman, who was also behind Blackeyed Theatre’s hugely successful 2013 production of Dracula, and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca this production of the classic tale merges live music, puppetry and bold storytelling.

Geneva. 1816. Victor Frankenstein obsesses in the pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself. But nothing can prepare him for what he creates. So begins a gripping life or death adventure taking him to the ends of the earth and beyond.

Talking about the production, director Eliot Giuralarocca said: “I’m really excited to be directing Frankenstein. It’s a taut, gripping thriller, an exciting gothic fairy tale for grown-ups and a morality play all rolled into one.”

The cast will include: Ben Warwick as Victor Frankenstein, Max Gallagher as Henry Clerval, Lara Cowin as Elizabeth Lavenza, Louis Labovitch  and Ashley Sean-Cook.

Meanwhile, the creative team will also include: set designs by Victoria Spearing, lighting by Charlotte McClelland and costume design by Anne Thomson. It is produced by Adrian McDougall.

The tour dates for the production are:

25th Jan Bridge House Theatre, Warwick ,26th – 27th Jan New Theatre Royal, Lincoln –  31st Jan – 1 st Feb Norwich Playhouse, Norwich, 2nd – 4th Feb Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, 7th – 11th Feb Greenwich Theatre, Greenwich, 13th – 15th Feb Malvern Theatres, Malvern ,17th – 18th Feb Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield , 21st Feb Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, 22nd Feb EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge, 23rd Feb Cornerstone, Didcot, 24th Feb Sandpit Theatre, St Albans, 27th – 28th Feb Auden Theatre, Holt ,1st March Key Theatre, Peterborough, 3rd – 4th March Carriageworks, Leeds,7th – 9th March Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, 10th March The Broadway, Barking , 11th March Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury,14th – 15th March Town Hall, Loughborough, 16th March Grand Theatre, Lancaster, 18th March Town Hall, Bishop Aukland and 21st – 22nd March Lighthouse, Poole.

For more information about the production and to book tickets visit: http://www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk/past-shows/frankenstein/

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