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Monstrous musical adaptation of Frankenstein

16 September 2016

Audiences can enjoy one of the most off-the-wall shows ever presented at Salisbury Playhouse next month when a new comedy adaptation of Frankenstein opens on Thursday 20 October. The show promises awful jokes, hilarious songs and even an interval!

Frankenstein has been monstrously re-written by Living Spit’s Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin, a duo well-known for their irreverent and inventive musical versions of historical figures and popular stories. They have played to packed houses in The Salberg with their previous productions The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous and Adolf and Winston. Frankenstein sees them take to the Main House stage for their largest production to date, complete with a live on-stage band.

The story takes place in Geneva in 1823. Deeply affected by his mother’s untimely passing and the death of Greg, his pet hamster, undergraduate Victor Frankenstein comes up with a plan. Using all of his best science-y skills, he endeavours to conquer death, once and for all, by creating life itself. But will his creation be to his liking? Or has Victor unwittingly made a huge mistake?

The production is directed by Craig Edwards and designed by Michael Vale. Lighting is designed by Aideen Malone and sound designed by Mike Beer.

Frankenstein promises to be a great night out, whether audiences are familiar with the original book or not, full of grotesque gags, sidesplitting songs and diabolical dance-moves.

Frankenstein has rude bits and therefore is recommended for those aged 14 and over and will have audiences in stitches. Frankenstein is a co-production between Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit and runs in the Main House from Thursday 20 October to Saturday 5 November. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the show page