Lally Katz’s compressed version of Mary Shelley’s famous gothic novel is a dark, yet moving portrayal of one of horrors most iconic creations.
Directed by Phil Rouse, this new production of Frankenstein provides a compelling perspective on guilt, crime and gender, while celebrating 80s pop culture and revisiting beloved power ballads.
Starring Chantelle Jamieson as The Creature – a tragic innocent – and Michael McStay as Victor Frankenstein – a cold and inhumane father, Rouse’s production will be a dark, yet moving portrayal of one of horrors most iconic creations.
Phil’s production company, Don’t Look Away, is dedicated to “great playwrights that we haven’t heard from lately or great plays we never heard of, by playwrights we know”. He returns to Theatre Works after directing 2016’s sold-out season of Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and 2015’s production of Alma De Groen’s classic Australian play The Rivers of China.
Premiering at Sydney Theatre Company in 2008, Frankenstein was nominated for a Queensland Premier’s Award for Best Drama Script.
July 20 – 29