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Mary Shelley archiveInspired by the remarkable life of one of literature's greatest writers. Losing her mother at the age of 11, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin finds comfort in reading the family memoir written by her philosophical father William Godwin. However his honest account of her mother's suicide attempt , extra-marital affair and the birth of their illegitimate elder daughter are regarded by society as shocking. Sharing her father's controversially liberal outlook, Mary is herself drawn into scandal when she falls in love with Percy Bysshe Shelley, a married writer, and elopes - becoming Mary Shelley. Delving into the writer's turbulent personal history, this striking production sheds light on the personal background of a bold young woman who came to write a novel so radical in its ideology, she changed the literary landscape forever. World Premiere

Cast/Performers

Kristin Atherton (Mary Shelley), Flora Nicholson (Fanny Wollstonecraft), Ben Lamb (Percy Shelley), William Chubb (William Godwin), Shannon Tarbet (Jane Clairmont), Sadie Shimmin (Mrs Godwin)

Creatives/Company

Author: Helen Edmundson
Producer(s): West Yorkshire Playhouse, Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse
Director(s): Polly Teale, Liz Ranken (movement), Amy Ball (casting), Majella Hurley (voice)
Design: Naomi Dawson
Music: Keith Clouston
Lighting: Chris Davey
Sound: Drew Baumohl
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01691490729. Details of all Mary Shelley archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01644340370

Archive Listings

12 Jun 12
to
7 Jul 12
The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
Inner London
Greater London
6 Jun 12
to
9 Jun 12
Theatre Royal
Winchester
Hampshire
29 May 12
to
2 Jun 12
The Playhouse
Oxford
Oxfordshire
22 May 12
to
26 May 12
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
15 May 12
to
19 May 12
Hull Truck Theatre
Hull
Humberside
17 Apr 12
to
5 May 12
Playhouse
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
16 Mar 12
to
7 Apr 12
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds
West Yorkshire

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