Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece in audacious new adaptation

200 years since Mary Shelley penned her gothic horror masterpiece, Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of Frankenstein embarks on a five-month UK tour and it’s stopping at Stowe.

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

Adapted by John Ginman, this world premiere production fuses bold ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and stunning 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 puppetry to portray the creature. Designed by puppet maker Yvonne Stone, whose credits include the National Theatre’s Warhorse, the full-size (6’4” high) creature needs be operated by up to three actors at any one time.

Friday 14 October | 8pm | Roxburgh Hall, Stowe

Tickets are only £10 (£8 concessions and members)

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