Classic gothic tale

Frankenstein - coming to Buxton Opera House
Frankenstein - coming to Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is celebrating Halloween in style with a spooky theatre adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein by the acclaimed Proteus Theatre Company on Monday October 31, at 7.30pm.

Following Proteus’ re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula for the stage, comes their version of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale of the ultimate act of creation spiralling out of control.

This version blends the novel with the story of the book’s creation during the infamous weekend shared by Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. Created in Proteus’ unique style, fusing physical performance, circus, film and music, this is a Frankenstein that holds the mirror up to our modern anxieties concerning human genetics, cloning and the revenge of nature.

There will be a special Q&A session after the show. Suitable for audiences aged 12 and over.

Tickets, priced £13, are available on 0845 127 2190 or at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.