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October 22nd 2021 | 7pm | Edinburgh Horror Festival

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It’s alive and it’s revived, Renaissance-style! Some Kind of Theatre present William Shakespeare’s Tragical History Of Frankenstein at the Edinburgh Horror Festival this October.


William Shakespeare’s Tragical History of Frankenstein tells the familiar story of Renaissance man Victor Frankenstein and his creation, brought to life by talent, science and ambition. Witness their tragic downfalls in five acts with Shakespearean soliloquies and asides, literary conventions, and more. Revel in the Gothic tale given the Elizabethan treatment. Mary Shelley published Frankenstein 203 years ago. Now, William Shakespeare’s releasing the remake!

This verse adaptation of Mary Shelley’s tale of gothic horror is written by Ian Doescher - New York Times best-selling author of the William Shakespeare Star Wars series. It is directed by Rho Chung. Rho is a PhD candidate, writing about Shakespeare, violence and gender at the University Of Edinburgh. Their work has appeared in Fringe Of Colour and Gutter Magazine.





Victor Frankenstein - Sojourner Hazelwood-Connell

The Monster - Andrew Mockler

Robert Walton - Andrew Sanjay Pawarroo

Elizabeth Lavenza - Zandi Carlson

Alphonse Frankenstein - Romeel Davé

William Frankenstein - Hector Bateman-Harden

Henry Clerval & Ensemble - Eugenia Low

Caroline Frankenstein & Ensemble - Jacqueline Youm

Ernest Frankenstein & Ensemble - Ella Mock

Justine Moritz & Ensemble - Clara Wellons

De Lacey & Ensemble - Shashank Sharma

Felix De Lacey & Ensemble - John Spilsbury

Agatha De Lacey & Ensemble - Eleanor Wilkinson

Safie & Ensemble - Julia Abreu

Professor Waldman & Ensemble - Emily Carding

Professor Krempe & Ensemble - Christopher Paddon

Swing - Alexandra Kataigida & Michelle Kelly

Christopher Paddon - Stage Combat Advisor

Adam Gibson - Sound Design

Gerry Kielty - Additional Music

Mairi McKellar - Violist


Matthew Rhodes - Associate Producer & Technician

Hasna Haidar - Deputy Stage Manager


Justin Skelton   -   Production Manager 


Emily Ingram   -   Producer

Ian Doescher - Writer

Rho Chung - Director

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