Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale Frankenstein. Based on the Mary Shelley book the adaptation explores more of the tale of Victor Frankenstein’s emotional journey after creating the creature that has intelligence that un-nerves his creator.
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. His Creature is alone, lost and confused. As he makes his way through civilization, the Creature experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity.
Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar – De Lacey. Unable to be horrified by the Creature’s appearance, De Lacey educates and encourages him. Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life.
Victor’s imagination is fired as he senses a second chance to perfect his method; but as tragedy befalls the Frankenstein family, does Victor have the strength to impose limits on his own genius before he loses everything?
Frankenstein runs at the Blue Orange Theatre from Friday 24th October – Saturday 8th November, with exclusive school showing on Thursday 6th November at 1pm and Friday 7th November 1pm. Tickets are £10 standard and £8.50 concessions and can be booked via the Box Office 0121 212 2643 or via their webpage wwww.blueorangetheatre.co.uk School bookings are advised to call for further information.