A Lost Boys and Derby LIVE co-production

The Creation of Frankenstein

Guildhall Theatre

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Until Sat 27 Oct 2018

Strictly 12+ only
Running Time: 2 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

The Lost Boys return with a gripping production that tells the story of Frankenstein and also the story of the novel’s creation.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is probably the greatest horror story ever told. Published exactly 200 years ago and written when she was just 19.

This gripping production interweaves the story of Frankenstein with the story of the novel’s creation. Both stories prove to be equally fascinating.

In 1814, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary had scandalised society by eloping together. They were not married. Or at least, not to each other. In the summer of 1816 they escaped to Switzerland. There they joined the “mad, bad and dangerous to know” Lord Byron. They were accompanied by Mary’s half-sister, Claire. Unbeknown to them, Claire was already pregnant. And Lord Byron was the father.

These great writers, Romantics and lovers decided upon a competition – who could write the best horror story? Thus Frankenstein was born. And history was created.

School workshops

Bespoke educational workshops will be facilitated by The Lost Boys, the two lead cast members and producers of The Creation of Frankenstein.

Student workshops will encourage attendees to develop their own ideas about the themes and subjects covered in the novel and their relevance today. They will also explore the production itself by looking at the creative theatrical choices that make this adaptation distinct from other versions of the Frankenstein story.

The Lost Boys will also be delivering teacher workshops that focus on the use of dramatic elements to enhance student’s learning.

 “Guaranteed to be fast-paced, funny and interactive, these workshops really will bring Frankenstein’s creature to life.” – Ben Adwick, Director of Education & Community, The Lost Boys

To find out more or express an interest in school tickets and workshops, please contact the Sales and Information Centre by phone on 01302 255800 or by email.

Prices & Offers


Concessions: £11.75

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