Frankenstein

Theatre (horror, classical)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months

Description

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. The eccentric scientist is horrified and flees into the night leaving his creature alone, lost and confused. Using fast paced storytelling and physical theatre, Blue Orange Arts presents this faithful telling of the classic novel bringing the creature’s plight emphatically to life.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Standard passenger lift to 1st floor then platform lift up the 4 steps.

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Rebecca Moessmer 25 days ago

I saw the show with my sister who has been a longtime fan of Frankenstein and often mourned that there are hardly any faithful adaptions of Mary Shelley's work. So she was all the more absolutely pleased and excited about this play, and told me that THIS is exactly how one should adapt Frankenstein. I, too, was absolutely thrilled and amazed by it, I already knew the basic story beforehand, but this adaption really sparked in me the interest to now read Frankenstein myself.
It was so poetic and tragic, and all three actors did incredible jobs, especially the man who played the creature, it was fascinating, but also heartbreaking to see his development, his abandonment, his first contract with other people, how they treated him, him learning to behave/speak/read/aso. like them, his reunion with his creator, later his never-ending chase and revenge plot on Victor Frankenstein, and especially the showdown and last meeting between these two.
The other two actors were also fantastic and how they could slip into and portray every other role in the story, or what the whole cast could do with their minimalist props. I also loved how they handled interior monologue, thoughts, descriptions, dialogue, etc., I thought this was very cleverly done. A really magnificent adaption!

Emmanuel 35 days ago

A small masterpiece.
Flawless stage work, with just three actors and a few props, they resort to every trick in the book to make you believe in the scene, and it works perfectly. Especially when the creature shows its strength, watch for the sound effects !
Also, the actors are good, but the one playing the creature is just exceptional. You don't see a man, you see a monster.

Bouquets and Brickbats 38 days ago

Frankenstein, told this way, is an ideal piece for the Fringe, where a few simple props, some wooden crates and a white sheet can evoke an entire world.

Stu and Lesley 40 days ago

Excellent adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel - monster is superb! Well worth going to see, you won't be disappointed!


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