10 comments on “Frankenstein | Theatre Review

  1. Great review! I can’t imagine humor working very well for me with Frankenstein (the jokes were one of the few elements that didn’t work so well for me in Frankissstein either), but this does sound like an interesting blend of fact and fiction!

    • Thank you 😊 In fairness, the humour tended to be in the meta moments, where Shelley would address the audience or her characters directly, rather than within the story of Frankenstein itself, but it was still slightly odd tonally, I must say. A quality production, and a fascinating take on a classic, nonetheless!

  2. This sounds like such an interesting take on a classic story. Shelley is such a fascinating historical figure that I can imagine what a great addition she’d make to her own story.

    • She certainly is. In fact, her life story would make a fantastic production in its own right! But yes, this was definitely an interesting way to approach the story and legacy of Frankenstein.

  3. I wish I could see this! Glad you had a good time even if it wasn’t as brilliant as it could have been. It sounds like a really ambitious piece – but sometimes it’s more fun to see theatre that takes risks and occasionally falls flat rather than a competent by-the-book production.

    • I wish you could see it as well; I’d love to hear your take on it!

      That’s so true! I would happily see a more traditional adaptation of Frankenstein, and a play that focusses solely on Mary Shelley’s life, but this production, flaws and all, will definitely stick in my mind, largely because of its ambition and originality. And in fairness, the concept of this was SO perfect for me that it was never going to live up to my every expectation, lol.

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