Illyria: Frankenstein

Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself. It is one thing to stitch together an anatomically complete organism, but quite another when it becomes a living, breathing creature that shows intelligence, feels torment – and demands answers of its creator. Viktor, disgusted by his creation and unable to face the consequences of bringing it into the world, escapes his claustrophobic university life to return home to Switzerland. But the Monster is not to be put off, and it relentlessly tracks him down. Jealous that Viktor is about to marry his childhood sweetheart and create life in a more conventional way, the Monster resolves to ransom him until a wife is created for him also...

It features a fully orchestrated musical score, a cast of professional actor singers, spectacular stage effects, puppetry – and flashes of the wickedly dark humour for which Illyria is justly celebrated. The show contains mature themes but is suitable for all ages 5+.

Running time: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)

£16 (£14) (£11 children)

PLEASE NOTE

The Castle grounds will be open an hour before the performance start time.

Please bring your own low-backed chairs or rug and warm clothes. 

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy.

There is level wheelchair access to performance site, but no public parking on site. 

Performances continue in all but the very worst weather. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Theatr Mwldan is the sole ticketing outlet for these events. Tickets may be bought on the door, but this is strictly subject to availability. We advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

For Castle information please call 01239 615131.

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