Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

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

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

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848429178Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788502870Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
UK tour 2019

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

By Mary Shelley and Rona Munro

Paperback £9.99£7.99

EPUB £9.99£7.99

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.

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: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848429178Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788502870Publication Date:
28 Nov 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Mary Shelley:

Frankenstein (stage version)

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Also by Rona Munro:

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

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