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Frankenstein

29 February to 02 March

Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2LW United Kingdom
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01865 305305
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About Frankenstein

An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse Co-Production

A storm gathers outside as a couple pack up a room. Clothes and toys are carefully stored away in boxes and bags. Lightning flashes. Picking up a book, the woman reads aloud. It’s a story about ambition and playing God, and about what happens when we bring new life into the world. It’s also about rejection, horror and revenge. It’s the story of Frankenstein.

As the couple confront their own fears, they re-create a version of Frankenstein that erupts into life as everyday objects are transformed into glaciers, a ship at sea, a dissecting room, a house on fire…

The latest adaptation in a series of Gothic texts, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse’s multimedia exploration of Mary Shelley’s classic novel is a psychological thriller which dares to ask the question – what is it to be human?

Remember, that I am thy creature; l ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel…

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel


Reviews

“Multiplatform theatre-makers of rare ambition and invention.”

The Guardian on imitating the dog

“A modern work of art“A modern work of art.”

West End Best Friend on Macbeth (2023)

“Conceptually breath-taking.”

The Stage on Heart of Darkness

Tickets

From £14.00

Please see important booking information below.


Booking information

Age guidance: 14+

Duration:
120 minutes, including an interval.

Warning:
This production contains flashing imagery and lighting effects, loud noises, including sudden bangs, strong language, scenes featuring moments, descriptions and images of violence, pregnancy, mentions of child-loss and scenes of childbirth.


About Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce several live performances and feature a rich array of British and international dramas, family entertainment, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.

The Playhouse not only produces and tours its own theatrical productions, but it also fosters creativity through its Artists in Residence program and the Playhouse Plays Out series, which brings unique events to various locations across the county.

The theatre’s Participation Team engages over 15,000 individuals annually, offering an extensive range of activities, including post-show discussions, workshops, work experience opportunities, holiday programs, a youth theatre, and a company for young performers.

Oxford Playhouse stands dedicated to its mission of being a Playhouse for all, striving to ignite inspiration and bring about transformative experiences through its commitment to creativity on its stages, within its community and online.

Discover more about Oxford Playhouse, including travel, access and venue information.