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The story of a man who played with life and created a monster, or rather, created a creature whose lack of a sense of belonging made him feel and act life a monster. But who was the monster? The creator or the created?
10 October 2004
There’s seemingly nothing quite like resurrecting a classic story just as its subject matter hits the headlines, ensuring hours of debate and discussion about both life and art.
So as opinions continue to vary over the right to play God, whether in preserving a faltering life or cloning a new one, this new adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein makes it to the stage at Derby Playhouse.
Heavily reliant on lighting and sound effects, filmed projections and music to create a sense of horror, it's a hugely stylised production with a dark and functional set by Jon Balisor, beautifully lit by Lucy Carter.
But those looking for a classy adaptation of a classic tale should stay home. And forget any preconceptions of a square-headed monster with a bolt through his neck.
Instead, director Uzma Hameed offers Frankenstein's monster as simply an ill-conceived experiment, where the scientist's new mode of creation, involvin...
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18.104.22.168) - 21 October 2004:
I act really enjoyed the show. I found the creation of the creature quite scary and heart stopping at times...feeling the suspense build. It did keep me on the edge of my seat at times wondering what may happen next. I thought the acting was very very good and found Frankenstein to be the best actor on the night :) I was slightly saddened the creature didn't look anything like the media portrays (green and bolts through the neck) All in all I loved this show and found it kept you on your toes through heart stopping parts. Go see !!! Gill...