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

Professional Production On Stage at:
UK tour 2020
From Thu 5 Sep 2019 to Sat 7 Mar 2020

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%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
UK tour 2020 Thu 5 Sep 2019 - Sat 7 Mar 2020

Also by Mary Shelley:

Frankenstein (stage version)

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Also by Rona Munro:

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

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