Patrick Sandford's startling and highly evocative dramatisiation of Mary Shelley's much-loved Victorian gothic vel FRANKENSTEIN. In the depths of the frozen Arctic, a sea captain rescues a young man who reveals he is pursuing someone across the ice. This man is Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young student who has discovered the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. From this startling beginning a nightmare tale of horror and madness unfolds. Reimagined for the stage, Shelley's original vel is brilliantly brought to life in a new adaptation by Patrick Sandford, Artistic Director of Southampton's Nuffield Theatre and adapter of other major literary works for the stage including The Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol.
PATRICK SANDFORD is the artistic director of the Nuffield Theatre Southampton. He has adapted several works for the stage including A Christmas Carol and The Wind in the Willows. MARY SHELLEY (1797-1851) was a novelist, dramatist, essayist biographer and travel writer. Married to the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley she was most famous for creating the gothic novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. The novel was written during an infamous summer spent at the Villa Diodati, near Lake Geneva, with the notorious Lord Byron when Mary was just eighteen.