Frankenstein adapted by Adam Dechanel at Lion & Unicorn
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, adapted by Adam Dechanel, at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, a 60-seat fringe venue in Kentish Town, north London, from 18 Feb to 15 Mar 2014.
Directed by Simon James Collier, designed by Cory Roberts, sound by James Corner. Presented by Evcol Entertainment Production in association with Clockwork Digital Studios and The Lion & Unicorn Theatre and Simon James Collier.
Rescued near the North Pole, a dying Victor Frankenstein tells a British explorer Captain Robert Walton, an incredible tale of his cursed life.The eldest son of a wealthy Swiss family, Frankenstein is sent to University in Ingolstadt, where his brilliance and thirst for knowledge are soon clear to all. He develops an obsessive quest to create life and bestow it on an inanimate being, which he has constructed from the corpses of many experiments; something which horrifies even himself. When he succeeds in animating his creature, he is appalled by what he's done and hides from him; the creature disappears, only gradually does it become apparent that in creating this being, then rejecting him, Frankenstein has brought about the doom of all those who are dear to him.