Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley
“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.
by NICK DEAR, based on the novel by MARY SHELLEY
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
17-21 October 2017 at 7.45pm, Saturday matinee at 2.45pm