Warning: Recommended for people 18 years and over. Some audience members may find the content confronting. Frankenstein contains nudity, graphic imagery (particularly related to pregnancy), sexual content, violence, adult themes, horror themes, coarse language, loud noises, strobe effects and smoke effects. But remember, fortune favours the brave.
Frankenstein // transcends nature.
Frankenstein / is Mary Shelley’s gothic novel adapted for a world that was once unimaginable – one in which life can be conceived in a laboratory instead of a womb.
Doctor Frankenstein is a childless woman, a scientist obsessed with becoming a mother. One night she succeeds in her experiments and sparks life into a monstrous creature – a miraculous conception. Has Frankenstein taken things too far, to a place
where the violent need to procreate has upset the balance of nature itself?
Looking back to a classic to see into the future, THE RABBLE’s mutated tale / transcends nature.
Created by / Kate Davis & Emma Valente
Direction / Emma Valente
Set & Costume Design / Kate Davis
Lighting & Sound Design / Emma Valente
Cast includes / Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Emily Milledge, Dana Miltins, David Paterson, Mary Helen Sassman
Running time / 1 hour and 40 minutes, no interval
View and download the Frankenstein program here.
View and download Director Emma Valente’s artistic note here.
Time to Talk
Wednesday 2 April, following the 8pm performance of Frankenstein
Key image photography by Andrew Curtis
Rehearsal photography by Kate Davis
THE RABBLE is Malthouse Theatre’s 2014 Company in Residence.
Malthouse Theatre’s Company in Residence Program is proudly supported by The Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation.