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Tread the Boards Theatre Company presents


based on the novella by Mary Shelley


14 Oct to 31 Oct

£15 (£12 conc)

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Lighting Design: Kat Murray

Sound Design: Kat Murray

Set Design & Build: Adrian Daniel

Scenic Painter: Adam Clarke

Make-up: Sue Kent

Producer: Catherine Prout

Adaptation: Catherine Prout & John-Robert Partridge


Other cast to be announced...


Denise & Kevin Prout, James Morrison

Mary Shelley is the godmother of modern horror and Tread the Boards brings it's stunning and spinetingling adaptation of her monumental classic Frankenstein vividly to life. This Victoriana tale of nature verses nurture captures the relationship between Doctor Frankenstein, his passion for science and the 'Monster' he creates. Underneath the terrifying exterior of this thrilling play there is a touching and heart-felt, comment on the human condition and questions who really is the dark sole in this story. 
*This performance has elements of 'scare' acting and is not recommended for those with heart conditions, a nervous disposition or expectant mothers.

COVID19 precautions: Our seating capacity has been reduced and is unallocated for the present, in order to allow space between groups when seated. 

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John-Robert Partridge - Director

As Artistic Director of Tread the Boards John-Robert relishes the seasons opening with a Shakespeare and Macbeth is no different. With ambition, passion, witchcraft and blood-thirsty battles John-Robert hopes audiences enjoy this fast-paced and fascinating play.

Directing Credits with TTB include: Macbeth, Richard III, King Lear, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein

Acting Credits with TTB include: MacDuff in Macbeth, Richard III in Richard III, Henry V in Henry V, Branwell in Bronte, Toad in The Wind in the Willows, The Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, Dame Dotty in Beauty and the Beast, 

Additional Acting Credits: Evil Queen in Snow White (Worcester Rep), Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest (Worcester Rep), Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Worcester Rep)  

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Alastair Oakley - The Creature

Acting Credits with TTBThe Beast Beauty and the Beast


Additional Acting Credits: ‘Mickey’ in Outliers (JD-Imagery), ‘Pierre Restany’ in International Klein Blue, ‘Neil’ in The Haystack, ‘Andrew Laptew’ in The Incident Room (all with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), ‘Luka’ in A Winter’s Tale (British Youth Music Theatre, ‘Felix’ in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (British Youth Music Theatre)

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Dan Grooms - Dr Frankenstein

Acting Credits with TTB: Debut Season


Additional Acting Credits: Theatre includes: Travels with My Aunt (Michael Friend Productions), Love for Love, Trelawny of the ‘Wells’, Some Explicit Polaroids, Little Women the Musical, Clybourne Park, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Three Sisters (all Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), Gilbert & Sullivan’s Improbable ‘New’ Musical: The Fringe Lozenge (Coily Dart/Edinburgh Fringe sellout), Equus, Goodnight Mister Tom, One Man Two Guvnors, My Boy Jack (all The Festival Players), Monty Python’s Spamalot (ESNA) and Macbeth (RSC Open Stages). He has also written and performed numerous pantomimes, sketches and skits for BBC Radio WM.

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Lily Bennett - Elizabeth

Acting Credits with TTB: Fairy Bowbells Beauty and the Beast


Additional Acting Credits:Additional Acting Credits: 'Hecuba' in Women of Troy, 'Martha' in Spring Awakening, 'Aunt George' in The Sweet Science of Bruising (all with The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), 'Olive' in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Pandemonium Productions), 'Killer Queen' in We Will Rock You (The Big Act), 'Mrs Lovett' in Sweeney Todd (Redland Green)

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Matilda Bott - Justine/Agatha

Acting Credits with TTB: Mrs Hudson in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', Little John’ in Robin Hood, ‘Cinderella’ in Cinderella, ‘Pirate’ in Treasure Island, ‘Cordelia/The Fool’ in King Lear,  ‘Dogberry’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Dorothy’ in Wizard of Oz, ‘Kitty Bennet/Lady Catherine De Burgh’ in Pride and Prejudice, ‘Hermia/Snout’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Lady Anne’ in Richard III, ‘The Maid’ in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


Additional Acting Credits:‘Grandma’ in Soonchild (Red Earth Theatre), ‘Lady Catherine De Burgh’ and ‘Lydia Bennet’ in Pride and (quite a lot of) Prejudice , ‘Maria’ in Twelfth Night  (Worcester Repertory Theatre), ‘Duchess’ in There Be Monsters (The Fabularium), ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Hermia/Flute’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Phebe’ in As You Like It, ‘Mole’ in Wind in the Willows (Madcap Theatre Company), ‘Sammi’ in Animal Lullabies (Secret City Arts), ‘Mouse’ in The Gruffallo Experience (Unit 10 Eventive), ‘Adrianna’ in The Comedy of Errors, ‘Seer’ in Jason and the Argonauts (Off The Ground Theatre), ‘Defence Lawyer’ in Courtroom, Anna/Clare’ in Perfect (Tiny Giants Productions)


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Robert Moore - Henry/Felix

Acting Credits with TTB:  Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles), Robin Hood (Robin Hood), Ugly Sister (Cinderella), Herbert Pocket (Great Expectations), Billy Bones (Treasure Island), Poor Tom (King Lear), Don Jon (Much Ado About Nothing), Tin Man (Wizard of Oz), Mr Collins (Pride & Prejudice), King Edward (Richard III), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Additional Acting Credits: Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Copenhagen Botanical Gardens), Mr Bingley (Pride & Quite a lot of Prejudice, Worcester Rep), Sebastian (Twelfth Night, Worcester Rep), Mr Toad (Wind in the Willows, MadCap Theatre), Orlando (As You Like It, MadCap Theatre), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing, MadCap Theatre), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MadCap Theatre), Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night, MadCap Theatre), Spear Carrier (King Lear & Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company)


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Joshua Chandos - Captain Robert Walton/Professor Krempe/Landlord

Acting Credits with TTB: Debut Season


Additional Acting Credits:

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Phil Leach - Alfonso/Delacy/Professor Waldman


Acting Credits with TTBMr Bennett in Pride &Prejudice, Lear in King Lear, Benn Gunn in Treasure Island,  Michael in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Additional Acting Credits:  Numerous roles with Worcester Repertory Theatre in the UK and abroad. Has also appeared in Poldark, Shakespeare and Hathaway, Father Brown and His Dark Material 


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