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Stage: A modern Frankenstein

- June 4, 2018


It’s one of the most famous and often interpreted novels of all time, and from it has emerged a wide range of monsters and misunderstandings. Now Sussex-based SISATA are making their way to Brighton Open Air Theatre with a radical re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Set in a dystopian future, the human race is slowly becoming extinct. With a desperation to save humanity, Angel – a revolutionary procreation of pioneering female scientist Doctor Frankenstein, is created.

A new evolution that has been artificially accelerated – but in this take on the famous gothic tale ‘Frankie’ creates not the monster of convention, but a young woman whose very existence challenges everything.

A disaffected outlander, Angel is confronted by hostility and abandonment in the world, forcing them to take vengeance on their creator, their mother, their clockmaker… Frankenstein.

Not the monster of convention, but a young woman whose very existence challenges everything

Shelley’s Frankenstein is reborn in a freeform modern interpretation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication. The new play embraces the themes of the human ideal of perfection, psychosexual identity and gender politics.

This innovative contemporary reworking of Frankenstein is a collaboration between the much talked about theatre company SISATA, and Offie-nominated BAFTA award-winning playwright, John Foster.

Created with support from the Arts Council England through the National Lottery, Shelley Theatre and the Shelley Frankenstein Festival and in Partnership with the Lighthouse, Poole.

Brighton Open Air Theatre
25–28 July 2018
7pm (+ 2pm Saturday matinee)
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