Frankenstein stage show is coming to Barking
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A brand-new stage adaptation of the world famous Frankenstein is coming to Barking.
Blackeyed Theatre, who are currently touring their version of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterpiece, will be taking the stage at Barking’s Broadway Theatre this evening.
The show about Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a creature in an unorthodox experiment, comes after the theatre companies successful production of Dracula back in 2013.
Director Eliot Giuralarocca said: “I’m really excited to be directing Frankenstein - It’s a taut, gripping thriller, an exciting gothic fairy tale for grown-ups and a morality play all rolled into one.
“It’s always a daunting challenge to attempt to breathe new life into a classic but with a wonderful ensemble cast and a fusion of bold storytelling, music, sound and Bunraku-style puppetry, but I’m hoping we can bring Mary Shelley’s gothic fairy tale kicking and screaming into life.”
Frankenstein, which has been adapted by John Ginman, will be full of story-telling, live music and puppetry to create a fresh telling of what has become a landmark work of literature.
“Working on this has left me full of admiration for the achievement of the nineteen-year-old novice writer, who responded to the challenge of inventing a ghost story to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart,” John explained.
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“This version seeks to provoke thought and discussion around many key issues that have renewed significance for us today including the ethics of genetic experimentation, and the causes of violent behaviour in some marginalised social groups.”
Frankenstein will start at 7.30pm on Friday. Tickets cost £8 to £10. Call 020 8507 5607 to book.