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Classic horror at Malvern Theatres this week

Malvern Editorial 14th Jan, 2020 Updated: 14th Jan, 2020

THERE is a treat in store for all horror fans with a stage version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein taking place this week at Malvern Theatres, writes Oliver Savidge.

The production has been adapted for theatre by the award-winning Rona Munro.

Performances take place at Malvern Theatres’ Festival Theatre at 7.30pm each night between now and Saturday.

There are also matinees at 2.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday) and on Saturday.

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The play features a talented ensemble cast, spearheaded by Scottish TV actress Eilidh Loan (Doctors,Clique) and up-and-coming actor Ben Castle-Gibb.

Loan will take on the role of the famous horror writer Mary Shelley herself with Castle-Gibb assuming the role of mad-scientist Frankenstein.

Other cast members include Thierry Mabonga, Sarah MacGillivray, Michael Moreland and Greg Powrie.

The story sees a young Frankenstein bringing a gruesome creation to life before it turns on him after suffering a loss of identity, threatening everything Frankenstein held dear.

Munro’s new take on the classic story places its author Mary Shelley into the action, fighting against her own creation and unearthing some harsh realities of the time-period.

Tickets range from £17.92 to £34.72.

Call the box office on 01684 892277 or click here for more information and tickets.

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