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Oliver Schröder’s impressive original adaptation Frankenstein: A New Play acts as both a postscript and retelling of the story.
Set on the Polar expedition ship that picks Viktor (played by Schröder) as he pursues his creation to the ends of the earth, it concentrates on the philosophical questions posed by Shelley (is it better to be hated than invisible?) and has an austerely stark all-black set which makes for some clever effects; the cloaked Monster (Kai Blin) moves as if he were made of darkness and shadow.

Schröder’s intelligent script is terrific, unfortunately the acting can’t quite measure up. This is crying out for the stronger players and lavish production budget it clearly deserves but, even so, the extended running time flies by and it’s a testament to Shelley’s novel that it can still inspire two such wildly diverse and enjoyable productions.

Reviewer: RORY FORD
Reviewed: 19th August 2016

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Frankenstein: A New Play

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An expedition to the North Pole. Already in jeopardy. They pick up a man.
Unconscious, on a sheet of floating ice. A man that seems eerily familiar. Viktor Frankenstein.

A man haunted by his past. A past that may finally catch up with him.

Come and see the Provisional Players’ retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic story with a whole new twist of its own.
Instead of Igors and dumb monsters, enjoy 'a dark jewel' (Schwäbisches Tagblatt).

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