The Occasion presents
The Monster and Mary Shelley

Written by Stewart Ennis
World Premiere

20th - 21st April 2018

M&MS portrait 19.10.17

‘So, this is why you created me? Not to scare your readers or yourself. But to scare away the things that really frightened you?  So that you can sleep at night?’

June 1816 – the year without a summer. At the age of 18, having recently watched her premature baby die, Mary Shelley has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.

The Monster and Mary Shelley is an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of fear. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing contemporary cinematic score, The Monster and… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

An outlandish trip through the mind of one of English literature's most influential imaginations.

World Premiere

Written by Stewart Ennis
Directed by Peter Clerke
Designed by Ali Maclaurin
Cast: Catherine Gillard

Supported by Creative Scotland

Image: Neil Buchan Grant

Reviews

‘A confident, savvy, dark and oddly poignant gem of a show’. NYTheatre.com on Apocalypse!

'The show is impossible to resist.....it slices down to the hidden reality of the way we live now, in a way that makes the rest of our theatrical world seem pallid.' The Scotsman (on Apocalypse!)

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