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Published on Feb 9, 2014
FRANKENSTEIN Director: PAUL STEBBINGS Producer: GRANTLY MARSHALL
FRANKENSTEIN is one of the most potent modern myths. The company's new production will explore that myth through a Gothic comedy that mixes popular entertainment with a serious exploration of the darker themes within the myth. Should scientific research be held back by irrational prejudice or religious belief? Is human cloning or stem cell research immoral? Should humanity seek to create artificial life? Can science ever be restrained? These pressing questions will be explored through a Gothic melodrama that switches from high comedy to spine-tingling terror, from love story to horror story, and from thriller to tragedy as the Monster is revealed in all his lonely suffering.
The play is directed by Paul Stebbings who has explored this style of "serious" Gothic comedy in productions such as THE MURDER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, CHRISTMAS CAROL and OLIVER TWIST; which have been hugely successful across the globe, winning prizes at the Edinburgh Festival and performing in over thirty countries in Europe and Asia. FRANKENSTEIN will have a full electronic score by noted composer Paul Flush that operates more in the manner of film than theatre. The theatrical style will be highly visual and the pace will be fast and furious. Overall, the production will be accessible to a wide public and aim to reveal why the name 'Frankenstein' resonates in the modern world like few others.
For more information, please visit The American Drama Group Europe website: www.adg-europe.com