Frankenstein archive


Book by: Mary Shelley

Archive listings for Frankenstein

Work type: Play. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Frankenstein


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?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.
27 Mar 24 to 28 Mar 24Cast, Doncaster :: V1545109680
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6 Mar 24 to 9 Mar 24Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
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29 Feb 24 to 2 Mar 24Oxford Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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15 Feb 24 to 24 Feb 24Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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Presented byAll & Sundry Limited. Adapted by Graham Forbes. Director John Edwards-Bick.
6 Mar 24 to 9 Mar 24Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
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1943. Whilst Europe tears itself apart, two women hide from their past at what feels like the very end of the world. And one of them has a terrifying story to tell... "I created life. You don't believe me but it's true. I didn't start from scratch of course but out of portions and odd ends I made something - alive. But what I created... it wasn't a superhuman. It was a monster." This new thriller inspired by the classic gothic novel and complete with a stunning original score explores the very fabric of what makes us human and the ultimate cost of chasing "perfection". Frankenstein is an electrifying reimagining of the world's favourite horror story that will set minds and spines tingling.Presented byTilted Wig. Adapted by Sean Aydon. Director Sean Aydon. Design Nicky Bunch. Lighting Matt Haskins. Sound Eamonn O'Dwyer. Director Stephen Moynihan (movement). Director Jonathan Holby (fight). Performer Eleanor McLoughlin. Performer Annette Hannah. Performer Lulu Marsh. Performer Cameron Robertson. Performer Dale Mathurin. Performer Basienka Blake.
21 Nov 23 to 25 Nov 23Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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14 Nov 23 to 18 Nov 23Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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7 Nov 23 to 11 Nov 23New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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31 Oct 23 to 4 Nov 23Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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24 Oct 23 to 28 Oct 23Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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17 Oct 23 to 21 Oct 23Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
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10 Oct 23 to 14 Oct 23The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
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3 Oct 23 to 7 Oct 23Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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26 Sep 23 to 30 Sep 23Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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19 Sep 23 to 23 Sep 23Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
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Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Victor Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal...Company CADOS. Director Rebecca Moran.
16 Oct 23 to 21 Oct 23Chorley Theatre, Chorley :: V530
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An adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic horror masterpiece fusing ensemble storytelling, live music and stunning theatricality. From the artistic team behind Blackeyed Theatre's hugely successful 2013 production of Dracula, Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.Company Blackeyed Theatre.
28 Mar 22 to 29 Mar 22Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot :: V1149031166
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24 Mar 22 to 26 Mar 22Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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21 Mar 22 to 22 Mar 22Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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15 Mar 22 to 19 Mar 22Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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10 Mar 22 to 12 Mar 22Viaduct Theatre, Halifax :: V1025
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7 Mar 22 to 8 Mar 22Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
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1 Mar 22 to 5 Mar 22Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
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22 Feb 22 to 23 Feb 22New Theatre Royal, Lincoln :: V442
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21 Feb 22Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
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17 Feb 22 to 19 Feb 22Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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15 Feb 22 to 16 Feb 22Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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9 Feb 22 to 12 Feb 22Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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1 Feb 22 to 5 Feb 22Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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27 Jan 22 to 29 Jan 22South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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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 brilliant new adaptation 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.Producer Selladoor. Producer Matthew Townshend Productions. Producer Belgrade Theatre Company. Producer Perth Theatre (at Horsecross Arts). Book by Mary Shelley. Adapted by Rona Munro. Director Patricia Benecke. Music Simon Slater. Sound Simon Slater. Lighting Grant Anderson. Design Becky Minto. Performer Eilidh Loan (Mary Shelley). Performer Ben Castle-Gibb (Frankenstein). Performer Michael Moreland (The Monster). Performer Natali McCleary (Elizabeth / Safie). Performer Thierry Mabonga (Henry / Walton). Performer Sarah MacGillivray (Mother / Justine). Performer Greg Powrie (Father / Master / Waldman).
2 Mar 20 to 7 Mar 20Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury :: V1452754579
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24 Feb 20 to 29 Feb 20Middleton Arena, Middleton :: V01913084837
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18 Feb 20 to 22 Feb 20Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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10 Feb 20 to 15 Feb 20Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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4 Feb 20 to 8 Feb 20His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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27 Jan 20 to 1 Feb 20Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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20 Jan 20 to 25 Jan 20Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
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13 Jan 20 to 18 Jan 20Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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25 Nov 19 to 30 Nov 19Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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18 Nov 19 to 23 Nov 19Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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11 Nov 19 to 16 Nov 19Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
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11 Nov 19 to 16 Nov 19Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
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4 Nov 19 to 9 Nov 19Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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28 Oct 19 to 2 Nov 19New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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21 Oct 19 to 26 Oct 19King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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14 Oct 19 to 19 Oct 19Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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2 Oct 19 to 12 Oct 19Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
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24 Sep 19 to 28 Sep 19Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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5 Sep 19 to 21 Sep 19Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
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Double bill with Dracula - T01686268230

Using all the entertainment fireworks of Regency and Victorian theatre - music, comedy, drama, tableaux, song and captivating story-telling - the earliest Fright Night Frisson will be brought back to vivid theatrical life. From 1823, a world of romance and revolution, came the first adaptation of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's thrilling tale of technology gone beyond human control. The first adaptation, named Presumption: Or The Fate of Frankenstein, by Richard Brinsley Peake, was first performed at the English Opera House. One of the non -patent theatres, the producers were obliged to include pantomime, music and spectacle to obtain a licence, and so the play remains a thrilling piece of story-telling and a fascinating insight into the theatre of the Regency. Mary Shelley declared herself to be "much amused, & it appeared to excite a breatheless eagerness in the audience".Company Classic Spring. Director Dominic Dromgoole.
17 Jan 20 to 16 Feb 20Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
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The world premiere of a fast-paced and emotionally gripping modern adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic gothic thriller exploring Artificial Intelligence, emotional learning and what it means to be post-human.Presented byNational Youth Theatre. Adapted by Carl Miller. Director Emily Gray.
25 Oct 19 to 30 Nov 19Southwark Playhouse Borough, Inner London :: V226
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With TRUESTORY's signature bold and visual style, you'll be immersed in the story from the moment you arrive. This faithful retelling explores obsession, creation, and compassion, while asking what it is to be human in an ever-confusing world.Producer Truestory.
23 Oct 19 to 9 Nov 19The Spire, Brighton :: V01854910711
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How to Make a Monster - T799340436

Scottish Premiere. Mary Shelley's original, re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us. Frankenstein will leave you asking: who are the monsters we fear? Who created them? And how the hell did they just do that with their voices?! Each performance (excluding 10pm) will kick off with a curtain raiser performance created by young people from Leith Academy as part of a collaborative project between Edinburgh International Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Traverse Theatre. All performances are Relaxed.Producer BAC Beatbox Academy. Producer Battersea Arts Centre.
6 Aug 19 to 25 Aug 19Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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It features a fully orchestrated musical score, a cast of professional actor singers, spectacular stage effects, puppetry - and flashes of the wickedly dark humour for which Illyria is justly celebrated. The show contains mature themes but is suitable for all ages 5+.Company Illyria.
27 Jul 19Borough Theatre, Abergavenny :: V839
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How to Make a Monster - T1369084438

Following their spring run, Frankenstein returns to headline an amped up monster evening of beatbox, singing, rapping, DJ's and jamming to celebrate a decade of BAC Beatbox Academy. Inspired by Mary Shelley's original tale of power and persecution, Frankenstein explores the idea of what makes a modern monster. The Frankenstein cast will be joined by an exciting mixed bill of special guests performing their own sets and session as well as the Baby Beatbox and Junior Academy groups to get the party started. Join us for this one-off electrifying theatre-gig marking 10 years of nurturing the finest rising talent and pushing the boundaries of sound.Producer BAC Beatbox Academy. Producer Battersea Arts Centre.
9 Nov 18 to 10 Nov 18Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
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Frankenstein follows trainee physician Victor as he triumphs at reanimating a dead body. His guilt for creating such a thing forces him to abandon the seemingly dead creation, and now the ?creature' is awake and abandoned. Rejected by mankind, he seeks revenge on his creator's family to avenge his own sorrow. Beware; for he is fearless, and therefore powerful.Company Early Doors Productions.
18 Oct 18 to 20 Oct 18Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
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Angel Rising - T59600157

Mary Shelley's masterpiece is re-imagined to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel's publication.Company SISATA.
9 Jun 18Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
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Trapped in a mountain of ice, Captain Walton's ambition to conquer the North Pole stalls in its tracks. Out on the frozen wastes something stirs... wretched and barely alive, Victor Frankenstein is dragged on board. In his fever he recounts a tale of a young scientist, a man with similar soaring ambition, a tall tale of monstrous creation. In the horror of the story the ice breaks and the ship creaks to life, but is there one last chapter in this bloody account?Producer Royal Exchange Theatre. Adapted by April de Angelis. Director Matthew Xia. Design Ben Stones. Lighting Johanna Town. Music Mark Melville. Director Angela Gasparetto (movement director). Performer Shane Zaza (Victor Frankenstein). Performer Ryan Gage (Captain Walton). Performer Harry Attwell (The Creature). Performer Esther McAuley. Performer Gerard McDermott. Performer Shanaya Rafaat. Performer Colin Ryan. Performer Nicola Sloane.
9 Mar 18 to 7 Apr 18Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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A visceral, feminist new version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. A brilliant scientist. An extraordinary imagination. A boundary that shouldn't be crossed. In the darkness of night, Elizabeth Frankenstein manages the unthinkable - creating sentient life. As the resulting monster is shunned by her maker, she is cast out into the violent and unfeeling world beyond. But a terrible chain of murder and horror is unleashed, both creation and creator must come face to face in a final, terrible showdown. Featuring our trademark brand of ensemble theatre and live music, ideas of gender and power are brought to life in a new retelling of history's greatest horror story.Company Burn Bright Theatre.
20 Feb 18 to 10 Mar 18The Space, Outer London :: V1199
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He's naked. He's angry. And he's on the run... Enter a world of feverish dreaming, as storyteller Ben Haggarty and musician Sianed Jones present an intense steam punk interpretation of Mary Shelley's modern myth. Two master performers explore the nature of the consciousness of a man made by man and the responsibility of the creator towards the created. Truly a story for our time, Frankenstein speaks of power unleashed and our fear of the unknown. Expect wild song, steam punk and fast-paced epic storytelling.Presented byThe Crick Crack Club.
18 Nov 17Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph is replaced by horror when he realises the full extent of his monstrous creation. Abandoned by the one who made him, Frankenstein's Creature is left alone in a world that fears and rejects him, and soon his innocence turns to misery. Increasingly desperate and vengeful, he determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying bargain. ?Five-time Offie-Nominated Arrows & Traps bring to life a remarkable brand-new adaptation of this thrilling and haunting gothic tale about the dangers of scientific irresponsibility and parental neglect, in celebration of the 200 year anniversary since Mary Shelley wrote the original manuscript.Company Arrows & Traps Theatre. Adapted by Ross McGregor. Director Ross McGregor.
26 Sep 17 to 21 Oct 17Jack Studio Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre), Outer London :: V299
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Company Don't Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company.
12 Oct 17The Henrician Evesham - Arts Centre, Evesham :: V1116
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World Premiere. A brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic horror masterpiece fusing ensemble storytelling, live music and stunning theatricality. From the artistic team behind Blackeyed Theatre's hugely successful 2013 production of Dracula, Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.Producer Adrian McDougall. Company Blackeyed Theatre (in association with South Hill Park). Adapted by John Ginman. Director Eliot Giuralarocca. Music Ron McAllister. Musical Director Ellie Verkerk. Design Victoria Spearing. Other Yvonne Stone (puppets / puppetry). Costume Anne Thomson. Lighting Charlotte McClelland. Performer Ben Warwick (Victor Frankenstein). Performer Max Gallagher (Henry Clerval). Performer Lara Cowin (Elizabeth Lavenza). Performer Louis Labovitch (The Creature). Performer Ashley Sean-Cook (Robert Walton).
21 Mar 17 to 22 Mar 17Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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10 Mar 17Broadway Theatre, Outer London :: V298
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7 Mar 17 to 9 Mar 17Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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21 Feb 17Chelmsford Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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13 Feb 17 to 15 Feb 17Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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7 Feb 17 to 11 Feb 17Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
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31 Jan 17Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
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25 Jan 17Bridge House Theatre, Warwick :: V060724158
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22 Nov 16Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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17 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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15 Nov 16 to 16 Nov 16Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
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12 Nov 16Theatre Royal, Margate :: V685
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3 Nov 16New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth :: V769
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28 Oct 16 to 29 Oct 16Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
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22 Oct 16Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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21 Oct 16Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham :: V984
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20 Oct 16Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
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11 Oct 16 to 12 Oct 16Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
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29 Sep 16 to 1 Oct 16Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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22 Sep 16South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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