Date(s) - 10 Aug 2013
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, 10 August 2013 at 2pm
Booking details at merrigong.com.au. Please don’t forget to request a seat with a good view of the caption screen, at time of booking.
There have been almost 100 theatrical and film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s classic, and this latest by BAFTA Award-winner Nick Dear gets to the heart of Shelley’s story, exploring scientific responsibility, parental neglect and the nature of good and evil.
When the Creature is cast out into society by his creator, the young Dr Frankenstein, he is shunned for his grotesque appearance. But when a blind man takes him under his wing, the Creature begins to question his existence and yearn for a future without loneliness.
This poetic adaptation by Nick Dear was a huge success at the National Theatre in London in 2011, and breathes new life into the great 19th century gothic novel. This Australian premiere production features original music from acclaimed composer Elena Kats-Chernin played live on stage. But be warned – Frankenstein is not for the faint-hearted.
“Brilliant… a humane, intelligent retelling of the original story” – The Guardian (UK)
Recommended for ages 15+. Contains partial nudity and adult themes.