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Inspiring Fear Not Love: Frankenstein Electrifies Wilton’s Music Hall

One of the greatest gothic tales of all time will come to life in the eerily atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall in an extraordinary new production of Mary Shelley’s classic horror story Frankenstein, from 7th – 18th March. Wilton’s is the perfect venue for Frankenstein, being the oldest music hall still in use in Britain.

The original story was written when Shelley was just 18 years old, and tells the tale of Frankenstein, a young scientist who brings a gruesome body to life. Cast out into a hostile world, Frankenstein’s creature searches for his true identity and, on realising how he came to be, learns the pain of rejection and broken promises: ‘If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!’

Vengeful, dangerous and in bloodthirsty pursuit of his maker, the creature threatens to destroy Frankenstein and the lives of everyone he loves. This brand new version of Shelley’s immortal tale is directed by Eleanor Rhode and reimagined by Tristan Bernays (writer and director of Teddy, winner of Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards, and of Boudica at the Globe Theatre, this coming autumn).

Tristan says ‘I love monsters because they remind us what it is to be human – Frankenstein is a truly great monster story and I’m thrilled to be bringing this adaptation to the ethereal and atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall.’

Addressing many of the concerns of the time around science and nature and how far humans are willing to go to play God, Frankenstein is a story that is still relevant to many modern-day concerns. George Fletcher and Rowena Lennon perform this take on a powerful and dark masterpiece that explores the timeless relationship between parent and child, isolation, prejudice, revenge and the all-too-human need for love and acceptance.

wiltons.org.uk

7th – 18th March
7:30pm plus selected 2:30pm, 6:30pm & 9pm shows
Prices: £10 – £20

Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (pedestrian access only)
London
E1 8JB

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