“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
Marking the 200th anniversary of the creation of Frankenstein, Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterpiece is at The Lights on Tuesday, 27 September. Geneva, 1816 – Victor Frankenstein obsesses in 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. This stunning new adaptation fuses bold ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and amazing theatricality to create a fresh telling of what has become a landmark work of literature. A unique feature of the production is the use of Bunraku-style puppetry to portray The Creature. Designed and built by Yvonne Stone (Warhorse, His Dark Materials), the full size 6’4” puppet, which needs up to 3 people to manipulate it, adds an exciting new dimension to the retelling of the classic story. Suitable for adults and Key stage 3 students.
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