Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Cast: 3-6f 4-9m plus 1f/m

Staging: Multiple locations (ideally spare and non-naturalistic)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848429178Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound, 176 pages ISBN: 9781839042751Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
Size: 297mm x 210mm£16.99 £13.59You save £3.40 (20%)
Ebook, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788502870Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
UK tour 2019

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

By Mary Shelley and Rona Munro

Paperback £11.99£9.59

A4 Spiral-bound £16.99£13.59

Ebook £11.99£9.59

An eighteen-year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.

A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein's creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness. Dangerous and vengeful, the creature threatens to obliterate Frankenstein and everyone he loves, in a ferocious and bloodthirsty hunt for his maker.

Rona Munro's 'inventive feminist adaptation' (The Stage) of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now. It premiered on a tour of the UK in 2019.

Note for Performers: All the main characters in this version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are young: at the start of the play, Frankenstein is eighteen, and Elizabeth is fifteen. Mary is always eighteen. The Monster can be any age or gender. There is scope for an additional chorus.

Extra Content: Rona Munro on adapting Frankenstein for the stage, from Glasgow Theatre Blog, 19 August 2019.


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This play is also available as an A4 Edition. With spiral binding, a larger print size and additional space for notes, this format is ideal for directors, stage managers, actors and others to use in rehearsal and production.

To order, simply select the 'A4 Spiral-bound' option above. Please note A4 Editions are only available for delivery within the UK.

Press Quotes

'An inventive feminist adaptation... an exploration and celebration of female creativity'

The Stage

'By putting Mary onstage at the centre of things rather than a mere framing device, Munro has written something that gets to the heart of the creative process itself'

Herald

Cast: 3-6f 4-9m plus 1f/m

Staging:Multiple locations (ideally spare and non-naturalistic)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,88 pages ISBN: 9781848429178Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound,176 pages ISBN: 9781839042751Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
Size: 297mm x 210mm£16.99 £13.59You save £3.40 (20%)
Ebook,88 pages ISBN: 9781788502870Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Mary Shelley:

Frankenstein

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Also by Rona Munro:

Mary Barton
Bold Girls
Saturday at the Commodore
Iron
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
The James Plays
James V: Katherine
The Last Witch
Long Time Dead
Pandas
The House of Bernarda Alba
James IV: Queen of the Fight
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
James II: Day of the Innocents
The Astronaut's Chair
Mary
Scottish Shorts
Scuttlers
The Indian Boy
Your Turn to Clean the Stair
James III: The True Mirror
Little Eagles
Fugue
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Gilt
The Maiden Stone
Strawberries in January
The Basement Flat

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