Details

Summer 1816. A stormy night by Lake Geneva. To while away the time, a house party of English visitors, including the poets Shelley and Byron, challenge one another to make up a ghost story. Some nights later Mary Shelley, the poet's young wife, has a nightmare which forms the basis for her story Frankenstein. "A story which would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror - one to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart." Mary Shelley. In exploring the early life of Mary Shelley, Monster recreates the world of Mary's imagination, piecing together fragments of memory and events which came together within the tale that became Frankenstein. This fascinating collaboration between Sally Beamish, whose Knotgrass Elegy was premi

Cast/Performers

Gail Pearson (Mary Wollstonecraft/ Godwin), Roderick Williams (George Gordon/Lord Byron), Stephen Rooke (Percy Bysshe Shelley), Arlene Rolph (Jane Claremont), Clare Shearer (Mary Wollstonecraft), Gwion Thomas (William Godwin), Hilton Marlton (Dr John Polidori), Peter Van Hulle (Charles Lamb), Kathleen Wilkinson, Stephen Allen, Ann Archibald, Jonathan May

Creatives/Company

Author: Sally Beamish
Lyrics: Janice Galloway
Company: Scottish Opera
Director: Michael McCarthy
Conductor: Diego Masson
Design: Richard Aylwin
Lighting: Ace McCarron
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Monster

Monster (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T02141909719. Details of all Monster archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S705979080

Archive Listings

1 May 02Theatre Royal
Glasgow
Glasgow
18 Apr 02Festival Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
28 Feb 02
to
20 Mar 02
Theatre Royal
Glasgow
Glasgow

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