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Theatre Saturday 2 November, 2019 7:30pm

The Monster and Mary Shelley

The Monster and Mary Shelley is an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of ‘fear’. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations.

“It was on a dreary night in November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils”
– Victor Frankenstein

June 1816 – the ‘Year without a summer’: On yet another sun-less day at their holiday villa in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenges his guests Percy and Mary Shelley to ‘each write a ghost story’. Two days later Mary, 18 years old and having recently watched her premature baby die, has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.

‘So this is why you created me? Not to scare your readers. Not to scare yourself. But to scare away the things that really frightened you? So that you can sleep at night?’

 

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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

Reviews

Stewart Ennis’ captivating script sparkles, weaving the contemporary with the classical… Catherine Gillard delivers a tour de force performance as Mary. Highly recommended.
The Reviews Hub ****

A vivid cut-up of psychological light and shade that gets to the dark heart of the creative urge within.
The Herald ****

Fascinating and hilarious… a wonderfully engaging show.
The Wee Review ****

Electrifying theatre… a simple yet illuminating and brilliant piece of theatre.
Skye – Theatre for All

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