Auditions Saturday November 5th 2pm, Sunday November 6th 2pm
Production Dates Saturday January 21st - 28th Matinee Saturday 28th 2.30pm
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley published in 1818 relates how Dr Frankenstein brought his grotesque but sentient Creature to life in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Since then it has inspired hundreds of plays and films.
The story of how a young woman came to write such a terrifying narrative is the subject of the January 2017 play at the Chesil Theatre, Winchester.
Blood and Ice by Liz Lochead relates how Mary looks back on the stormy night in 1816 in Switzerland when four young romantics passed the time by having a competition to write a spine-chilling tale.
Byron and Shelley were then England's most famous poets. Mary, had eloped with Shelley two years earlier, even though he was still married. Claire Clairmont, her step sister, accompanied them and became infatuated with Byron.
Director, Alec Walters says: " There are five superb roles in this play: three women and two men. Rehearsals will be fascinating as the complex web of relationships is explored together with the origins of this seminal novel."
The reading is on Friday November 4th at 7.45pm, followed by open auditions on Saturday November 5th at 2pm and Sunday November 6th at 2pm - all at the Theatre. Newcomers are always welcome.