Selladoor Productions, Matthew Townshend Productions, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts are bringing a thrilling new adaptation by Rona Munro of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the UK from the September 2019.
FIND YOUR VENUE
- Perth theatreContact: Creative LearningDate: 5 - 21 September
- Canterbury MarloweContact: Tom BenfiledDate: 24 - 28 September
- Belgrade Theatre CoventryContact: Box OfficeDate: 2 - 12 October
- Brighton Theatre RoyalContact: Jackie AlexanderDate: 14 - 19 October
- Edinburgh King’s TheatreContact: Group BookingsDate: 21 - 26 October
- Cardiff New TheatreContact: Bryony HarrisDate: 28 Oct - 2 Nov
- Guildford Yvonne Arnaud TheatreContact: Group BookingsDate: 4 - 9 November
- Liverpool PlayhouseContact: Allan WilliamsDate: 11 - 16 November
- Richmond TheatreContact: Education SalesDate: 18 - 23 November
- Glasgow Theatre RoyalContact: Group BookingsDate: 25 - 30 November
A visit to the Theatre can be the catalyst that unlocks a story. As teachers and students, you may be coming to see ‘Frankenstein’ as a set text or genre, or to complete your Live Theatre Evaluation in Drama/Theatre. We have three ways in which we can support you and enhance what you gain from your visit. In all three cases, please make contact directly with the relevant venue from the list above in order to book.
Our evolving resource centre has as its focus a 5000 word background study by noted young people’s writer Stewart Ross. Full of detail about Mary Shelley and the context in which this extraordinary teenage girl wrote her story, it also explores what it takes to create a new play from an existing book. You will find interviews with the writer of our adaptation, Rona Munro, clips from rehearsal and images of set and design. Access is included with each education-rate performance ticket purchased.
In Person (at your School/College)
Participatory workshops with an experienced Theatre professional are available to book. Sessions are based on 45 minutes (allow 1 hour for introduction and feedback) and each session with one actor/tutor can hold up to 30 students. Scale this up to fit your requirements in terms of classes or year groups. Space allowing, more than one session can run at the same time and we can run up to four workshops in one day. Costs start from £120.00 for one session.
While each of our workshops will be tailored to your specific qualification needs and in support of your students’ learning, they will focus broadly on two separate strands – Drama and English Literature.
Drama - Theatre makers in practice and from Process into Performance. Supporting the live theatre evaluation, this workshop can be a fun and intensive devising workshop, in which students will be offered a choice from four crucial dramatic moments in the plot form which to create their own performance. Design and technical will also be considered, exploring how the writer’s demands are met on stage using sound, set, costume, music, lights and effects.
English Literature - Meet our co-producer Matthew Townshend MA Cantab PGCE who will lead an open forum to discuss Mary Shelley, Science and Society and the ‘gothic’. Students can choose to write their own adaptation of a moment in the story which could be brought to life by actors from the production.
In Person (at the Theatre)
As part of your visit, book to join an insight session held at the theatre, meeting the actors and technical team and seeing the world behind the scenes. Where possible, this may include some ‘hands on’ experience that will demonstrate both how the performance is run by the stage management but also the different effects achieved by lighting and sound. Access is included with each education-rate performance ticket purchased.