Frankenstein - New Wolsey Theatre


Performed from Tue 7 — Sat 11 Nov

Tilted Wig

Tilted Wig

Tilted Wig

Tilted Wig

A dark image showing a woman in 1940s clothing staring at the viewer, holding up a sewing needle threaded with a pale thread that leads down towards the title, which reads 'Frankenstein' in jaunty letters, roughly stitched together. Further, smaller text reads 'Tilted Wig presents, by Séan Aydon, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.'

An electrifying reimagining of the world’s favourite horror story that will set minds and spines tingling, with a stunning original score.

1943. While Europe tears itself apart, two women hide from their past at what feels like the very end of the world. And one of them has a terrifying story to tell…

“I created life. You don’t believe me but it’s true. I didn’t start from scratch of course but out of portions and odd ends I made something – alive. But what I created... it wasn’t a superhuman. It was a monster.”

Age guidance: 12+. Contains smoke/haze, pyrotechnics, strobe lighting, loud noises, strong language and depictions of violence that may be upsetting to some, including blood.

Approx. running time: 2 hours (including interval)

Cast & Creatives

Basienka Blake — Cast Member

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THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: The Da Vinci Code (Simon Friend Ents/ UK Tour); Cabaret (BKL/UK/International Tour); Romeo and Juliet (TNT/ADGE World Tour); Dirty Dancing (West End); Hello Dolly, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Single Spies, A Little Night Music, Home and Beauty, Pyrenees (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); We’ll Always Have Paris (Mill at Sonning); Rough Crossing (Vienna’s English Theatre); Venezia (Teatro San Gallo, Venice); Copacabana (Watermill, Newbury); Romeo and Juliet, Canterbury Tales (Lincoln Center, Broadway/US Tour); Preacherosity (Okai Collier/Jermyn Street Theatre); Far From The Madding Crowd (Middle Ground/UK Tour); Caught In The Net (Bruce James Prods/ UK Tour); Copacabana (Rossen & Ronnow/European Tour); Charlotte’s Web, The Witches (Birmingham Stage/ UK tour); Sweet Charity (West End); Don’t Dress For Dinner (English Theatre Frankfurt); California Suite (Intercontinental Ents/Middle and Far East tour); Noises Off (Brewhouse, Taunton); Merlin, Old Times (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); Buddy (E&B Prods/ UK Tour); Anthony, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Glasgow Citizens); Othello (Theatr Clwyd); 101 Dalmatians, Cabaret, Good, Serious Money (Chester Gateway).

FILM/TV CREDITS INCLUDE: Eastenders; Killing Eve; Victoria; Casualty; London Road; Not Going Out; Chopratown; Carrie and Barry; Doctors; The Royal; The Second Coming; Clocking Off; A Good Thief; Small Potatoes; The Vice; Get Real; The New Adventures of Robin Hood; The Knock; Frank Stubbs; King and Castle; Tickets For The Titanic.

Knot: A Trilogy (Darkfield Radio); Stars In Their Eyes (BBC)

Annette Hannah — Cast Member

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Annette is an actress and artist born and raised in Derby.

Frankenstein is her professional theatre debut, with her most recently appearing in the third season of Netflix’s The Witcher, the CBBC show The Worst Witch, and made her first on screen appearance in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

When Annette isn’t acting she works on her skills as a visual artist: drawing, painting and digital art.

Dale Mathurin — Cast Member

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Dale Mathurin trained at the Manchester School of Theatre 2011 – 2014.

He was inspired to sing and perform from a young age and was a part of the ‘Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School’ from 2002 to 2005 where he trained to sing and dance.

Theatre credits include: COMING TO ENGLAND (Birmingham Rep); SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES (Bristol Hippodrome and Milton Keynes); CRONGTON KNIGHTS No 1 Tour (Pilot Theatre Company); EVITA (Regent’s Park Open Air); THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY (The Criterion Theatre/Mischief Theatre); OUR BLUE HEAVEN (New Wolsey Theatre); ALADDIN (Watford Palace Theatre); BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Watford Palace Theatre); THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V (Royal Shakespeare Company - Worldwide Tour); WUTHERING HEIGHTS/THE TEMPEST, No 1 US Tour (Aquila Theatre Company).

Lula Marsh — Cast Member

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Lula is an actor from London, and recent graduate of the Manchester School of Theatre.

Credits include: Sarah in Frozen Peas in an Old Tin Can (The Way Theatre, Joseph Walsh); Young Scrooge in Portobello Pantomime (The Tabernacle Theatre, Alice Felgate).

Credits whilst training: Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart (David Salter); Clara in Husbands and Sons (Sean Aydon); Natalya/Kolya in Three Days in the Country (Madeleine Potter); Cordelia in King Lear (Sean Aydon); Queen Elizabeth in Richard III (Sean Aydon).

Eleanor McLoughlin — Cast Member

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Theatre credits include: The Mousetrap - St Martin's Theatre West End; The Iron Annie Cabaret - Irish National Tour; Bright Stars Shone For Us, Ghosts - Royal & Derngate; The Winter’s Tale - Cheek By Jowl - International Tour; Ah, Wilderness! - Young Vic; A Midsummer Night's Dream/Frankenstein - Aquila Theatre - US National Tour; Planter’s Island - Platform Theatre.

Film credits include: Forgotten Man; Layla; Culloden; Ten True Things; Fallback.

Theatre whilst training includes: The Glass Menagerie, The Imposter, Cymbeline, The Country Wife, Three Sisters, The Voysey Inheritance.

She was recently nominated for Best Female Performance for the Waterford News & Star Green Room Awards for her performance in The Iron Annie Cabaret, and for Best Leading Actress in the Madrid International Film Festival for her work in Forgotten Man.

Cameron Robertson — Cast Member

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Cameron trained at Drama Studio, London.

Theatre credits include: u/s John in Oleanna (West-End & UK Tour); Odysseus in The Odyssey (US Tour); Dame Claude & Pedro, u/s Maitre Jacques in The Miser (The Garrick Theatre); u/s Charlie Morris in Les Blancs (National Theatre); Corporal of the Guard in For King And Country (Southwark Playhouse); Slim/Cover Lenny and Resident Director in Of Mice and Men (UK Tour); Michael in Turkey (Hope Theatre); Macbeth in Macbeth (Young Shakespeare Company); Seth Regan & James Fortune in Harper Regan (The Tabard Theatre); Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (The Sarah Thorne Theatre); Andy Prichard in Letters From Everyone (The Drayton Arms Theatre); George in Same Time Next Year (The Sarah Thorne Theatre); Pecunious Lucre in A Trick to Catch the Old One (The Rose Playhouse); Toby & Lionel in Intimate Exchanges: A Pageant (Pentameters Theatre); Mr. Trace in A Valued Employee (Park Theatre); Orestes in Andromache (Pentameters Theatre); Landlord in Two (LOST Theatre); Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar (UK Tour) Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK Tour); Lawrence "Davvo" Davenport in Stag (Courtyard Theatre).

Television & Film credits include: James McGregor in Seaview (Web Series); Gary McKinnon in Conspiracy (Channel 5); Paul in Saved (ITV); PC Jenkins in The Adventurer: Mariah Mundi and
the Midas Box (Cinema One SPV5); Shady Man Two in The Wee Man (Carnaby Films).

Séan Aydon — Adapter & Director

Missy Brazier — Make-Up Artist

Nicky Bunch — Designer

Guy Dennys — Assistant Stage Manager

Holly Gillanders — Education Pack Producer

Matt Haskins — Lighting Designer

Jonathan Holby — Fight Director

Stephen Moynihan — Movement Director

Eamonn O’Dwyer — Sound Designer & Composer

Mary Shelley — Writer

Marc Watkins — Company Stage Manager & DSM

Reviews of Frankenstein

What the public say

Saw this last night. What a brilliant performance! In the spirit of the book, sensitively acted, thrilling and enthralling. The moral questions worked very well set in 1930s Europe. Loved it!


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