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Newcastle upon Tyne

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Experience the thrilling debut of a brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale of man and monster - premiering at the historic Castle keep in the heart of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne November 2024. Don't miss out on this electrifying production that promises to captivate audiences.

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Time & Location

01 Nov 2024, 19:00 – 15 Nov 2024, 21:00

Newcastle upon Tyne, Castle Keep, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, UK

About the event

Accessibility

Please note the venue is not suitable for those who have limited mobility. The venue is a grade one listed building and scheduled monument.

The performance takes place inside the great hall and around the castle grounds.

All shows have a starting time of 7PM. Doors open at 6PM. Bar and refreshments from 6PM.

About

At the tender age of 18, Mary Shelley embarked on the creation of "Frankenstein, a Modern Prometheus," a masterpiece published anonymously in London three years later, in 1818. Shelley's European sojourn in 1815, meandering along the Rhine in Germany and pausing in Gernsheim near the infamous Frankenstein Castle, set the stage for her Gothic tale. Her travels also led her to Geneva, Switzerland, where the narrative unfolds amid discussions of galvanism and occult ideas among her companions, including her lover and future husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

The seeds of "Frankenstein" were sown in 1816 when Mary, Percy, John Polidori, and Lord Byron engaged in a competition to craft the most chilling horror story. After days of contemplation, Shelley found inspiration in the concept of a scientist creating life only to recoil in horror at his creation.

Presented in this new adaptation by Craig Wilde, known for "Dickens by Candlelight: A Christmas Carol," the production endeavors to offer an authentic interpretation of Mary Shelley's groundbreaking work—one of the earliest true science fiction tales. Set against the backdrop of Newcastle Castle - both inside and surround, this performance promises an electrifying and not-to-be-missed experience, capturing the essence and allure of Shelley's timeless narrative.

Tickets

  • November 1st - 7PM

    Sale ends: 01 Nov, 17:30

    Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

    From £29.50 to £36.50
    • £36.50
      +£0.91 service fee
    • £29.50
      +£0.74 service fee
    • November 2nd - 7PM

      Sale ends: 02 Nov, 17:30

      Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

      From £29.50 to £36.50
      • £36.50
        +£0.91 service fee
      • £29.50
        +£0.74 service fee
      • November 3rd - 7PM

        Sale ends: 03 Nov, 17:30

        Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

        From £29.50 to £36.50
        • £36.50
          +£0.91 service fee
        • £29.50
          +£0.74 service fee
        • November 5th - 7PM

          Sale ends: 05 Nov, 17:30

          Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

          From £29.50 to £36.50
          • £36.50
            +£0.91 service fee
          • £29.50
            +£0.74 service fee
          • November 6th - 7PM

            Sale ends: 06 Nov, 17:30

            Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

            From £29.50 to £36.50
            • £36.50
              +£0.91 service fee
            • £29.50
              +£0.74 service fee
            • November 7th - 7PM

              Sale ends: 07 Nov, 17:30

              Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

              From £29.50 to £36.50
              • £36.50
                +£0.91 service fee
              • £29.50
                +£0.74 service fee
              • November 8th - 7PM

                Sale ends: 08 Nov, 17:30

                Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                From £29.50 to £36.50
                • £36.50
                  +£0.91 service fee
                • £29.50
                  +£0.74 service fee
                • November 9th - 7PM

                  Sale ends: 09 Nov, 17:30

                  Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                  From £29.50 to £36.50
                  • £36.50
                    +£0.91 service fee
                  • £29.50
                    +£0.74 service fee
                  • November 10th - 7PM

                    Sale ends: 10 Nov, 17:30

                    Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                    From £29.50 to £36.50
                    • £36.50
                      +£0.91 service fee
                    • £29.50
                      +£0.74 service fee
                    • November 12th - 7PM

                      Sale ends: 12 Nov, 17:30

                      Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                      From £29.50 to £36.50
                      • £36.50
                        +£0.91 service fee
                      • £29.50
                        +£0.74 service fee
                      • November 13th - 7PM

                        Sale ends: 13 Nov, 17:30

                        Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                        From £29.50 to £36.50
                        • £36.50
                          +£0.91 service fee
                        • £29.50
                          +£0.74 service fee
                        • November 14th - 7PM

                          Sale ends: 14 Nov, 17:30

                          Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                          From £29.50 to £36.50
                          • £36.50
                            +£0.91 service fee
                          • £29.50
                            +£0.74 service fee
                          • November 15th - 7PM

                            Sale ends: 15 Nov, 17:30

                            Please arrive at Newcastle Castle by 6:50 PM to ensure everyone is seated and ready for the 7 PM show start. Thank you!

                            From £29.50 to £36.50
                            • £36.50
                              +£0.91 service fee
                            • £29.50
                              +£0.74 service fee

                            Total

                            £0.00

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