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Frankenstein reborn

Expect a different view of Frankenstein from imitating the dog
Expect a different view of Frankenstein from imitating the dog

Leeds Playhouse and Lancaster-based theatre and video specialists imitating the dog have revealed their new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale Frankenstein, which opens at the Playhouse from February 15-24 before touring.

The two-hander will feature Georgia-Mae Myers (Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s Globe; Wars of the Roses & Henry VI – Rebellion, Royal Shakespeare Company; Dismissed, Soho Theatre) and Nedum Okonyia (Possession, Arcola Theatre).

Created by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Pete Brooks, Andrew Quick and Simon Wainwright, the multimedia exploration is a psychological thriller which asks what it is to be human.

As a couple confront their fears about impending parenthood, they create a version of Frankenstein that comes to life as everyday objects are transformed into glaciers, a ship at sea, a dissecting room, and a house on fire. Set and costume designer Hayley Grindle has created a space that houses the digital tricks and video-mapping techniques associated with imitating the dog.

Hayley's theatre credits include Macbeth (Leeds Playhouse – returning this March), Oliver Twist (Leeds Playhouse, Ramps on the Moon & UK tour) and As You Like It (Queens Theatre Hornchurch and National Theatre).

Northern dates on the tour are: The Lowry, Salford (March 12-14); Cast, Doncaster (March 27-28); Liverpool Playhouse (April 17-20); Dukes Lancaster (April 24-27) and Northern Stage, Newcastle (April 30-May 2).

More info and ticket links here



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