VenueLeeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Other spaces: Courtyard, Quarry, Bramall Rock Void
CountyWest Yorkshire
From15th February 2024
To24th February 2024
What is currently on at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) (V977)


Book by Mary Shelley

Archive :: production:T772606055, play:S01857250449, venue:V977
Current production:Tour/Production

Production details

Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel. Remember, that I am thy creature; l ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel... A storm gathers outside as a couple pack up a room. Clothes and toys are carefully stored away in boxes and bags. Lightning flashes. Picking up a book, the woman reads aloud. It's a story about ambition and playing God, and about what happens when we bring new life into the world. It's also about rejection, horror and revenge. It's the story of Frankenstein. As the couple confront their own fears, they re-create a version of Frankenstein that erupts into life as everyday objects are transformed into glaciers, a ship at sea, a dissecting room, a house on fire... The latest adaptation in a series of Gothic texts, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse's multimedia exploration of Mary Shelley's classic novel is a psychological thriller which dares to ask the question - what is it to be human?

Special Performances

  • 17 Feb 24 Sign Interpreted
  • 23 Feb 24 Audio Described
  • 24 Feb 24 Captioned


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Producer Imitating the Dog
Producer Leeds Playhouse
Adapted by Pete Brooks
Adapted by Andrew Quick
Adapted by Simon Wainwright
Design Hayley Grindle
Lighting Andrew Crofts
Music James Hamilton
Performer Georgia-Mae Myers
Performer Nedum Okonyia
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