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Frankenstein coming soon to the Belgrade Theatre

Published Tuesday, 09 July 2019

The Belgrade Theatre is welcoming Rona Munro’s brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of knowledge, nature and monstrosity from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 October, 2019.


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.

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.


We are offering schools £10 tickets for performances on Weds 9 & Thurs 10 Oct at 1.30pm, and one free teacher ticket for every 10 seats booked. Tickets for evening performances will follow our B2 pricing plan but will still include one free teacher ticket for every 10 seats. Please call Box Office on 024 7655 3055 for more information.

The production is supported by an education portal with a range of resources, including a companion book by children’s author Stewart Ross and additional educational opportunities. For more information, please contact Danielle at

There will also be a Post-Show Q&A following the 7.45pm performance on Tues 8 Oct.

This is a great opportunity for learners studying the novel as a set text in English Literature and for Drama students who are focussing on critical thinking, critical reading and live theatre evaluation.

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