Mary Shelley will roll in her grave – or so say Tin Shed Theatre, who are hitting the road on a national tour to retell the classic gothic horror novel Frankenstein “through the debauched and twisted eyes of one cynical raconteur and his faithful gaggle of gormless goons”.
Described as darkly comical and sickly twisted, Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show treads the thin line between hilarity and morality. Exploring and examining the themes of the novel in a direct juxtaposition with the perceptions of the Victorian freak show, the production examines the human need for companionship whilst asking the question: Is the freak show really dead?
Based in Newport, Gwent, Tin Shed Theatre are Justin Cliffe, Antonio Rimola and Georgina Harris, three performance artists who say they want to introduce themselves to strangers, be bold and brave, amaze with a tale, and transport audiences to a place that, although detached from the literal, can still enlighten our perceptions of the real world all the same.
Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show rolls into the Lantern Theatre on May 25. Visit the Lantern’s website to book.