Gothic Horror at Burnley Mechanics Theatre

A brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterpiece, Frankenstein is coming to Burnley Mechanics Theatre on Friday 7th October.

Marking the bicentenary of the creation of Frankenstein, the production by Blackeyed Theatre, fuses ensemble storytelling, live music and stunning theatricality. From the artistic team that brought Dracula to Burnley back in 2013, Frankenstein, promises a fresh and exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction theatre.

The performance starts in Geneva, 1816 – Victor Frankenstein obsesses in pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself, but nothing can prepare him for what he creates. So begins a gripping life or death adventure taking him to the ends of the earth and beyond.

A unique feature of the production is the use of Bunraku-style puppetry to portray The Creature. Designed and built by Yvonne Stone (Warhorse, His Dark Materials), the full size 6’4” puppet, which needs up to 3 people to manipulate it, adds an exciting new dimension to the retelling of the classic story.

Frankenstein is live on stage at Burnley Mechanics Theatre, Friday 7th October, 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 full, £15 concessions and £10 for schools and can be booked here.


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