By NICK DEAR
Based on the novel by MARY SHELLEY
A thrilling and deeply disturbing gothic tale
Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Frankenstein was first presented at the National Theatre, London, on 5 February 2011, directed by Danny Boyle.
Frankenstein contains adult themes, nudity and scenes of a sexual and violent nature.
THE CREATURE | Jonathon Cooper
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN | Stephen Russell
ELIZABETH | Jessica Rogers
DE LACEY/EWAN | Paul Francis
MONSIEUR FRANKENSTEIN/KLAUS | Simon Hill
AGATHA | Lizzie Coles
FELIX | Peter Shimmin
GRETEL/CLARICE | Kathryn Newbould
RAB/GUSTAV | Lloyd Smith
FEMALE CREATURE | Samantha Miller
WILLIAM | Samuel Jenshoj
DIRECTOR | Matt Gould
PRODUCER | Pippa Kyle
SOUND AND VIDEO | Adrian Jeakins
LIGHTING | Martin Walton
SET | Steven King
CHOREOGRAPHER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Tim Garrad
PROSTHETICS AND MAKE-UP | Alice Batten-Jacobs
ASSISTANT PROSTHETICS AND MAKE-UP | Daisy Moore
STAGE MANAGER | Andrew Laidlaw
PROPS AND ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER |Annie O'Brien
MARKETING MANAGER | Stephen Beeny
Watching [Jonathon] Cooper’s character progression and journey throughout the whole show was, I felt, a master class in acting.
What is immediately apparent is that the ‘stars’ of this show are the designers.
As always, Sedos deserve top marks for their production values.
- Tuesday 17 October 2017 7.30pm
- Wednesday 18 October 2017 7.30pm
- Thursday 19 October 2017 7.30pm
- Friday 20 October 2017 7.30pm
- Saturday 21 October 2017 2.30pm
- Saturday 21 October 2017 7.30pm