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Review: Frankenstein at The Lowry ‘addresses difficult questions of parenthood’

Experience the electrifying tale of Frankenstein brought to life in a technological marvel at The Lowry.

Frankenstein is a technological marvel that brings the story of a monster to life.

It follows a couple as they navigate through an unwanted pregnancy while retelling the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Frankenstein at The Lowry

It was developed by Imitating the Dog who are very tech heavy and according to director Simon Wainwright, this is the first time they haven’t used live cameras on stage.

Georgia Mae-Myers plays the young mum in the show.

There are many moments when she goes through things different stages of pregnancy.

There are many moments when you feel terrible for her and she is navigating her mental well-being while also maintaining her relationship.

Georgia Mae-Myers as the young mother

She has a monologue that details how she’s feeling but it parallels the feelings of Frankenstein’s monster.

She does an incredible job at making the audience feel for her both as a mother and a monster.

Nedum Okonyia as the father

Nedum Okonyia plays the father and his journey is rather similar to the mother’s.

He plays Victor Frankenstein in the Frankenstein scenes and he does a fantastic job.

There are similarities between Frankenstein and the father as they both regret making a monster but in Victor’s case, it is true.

Both of the actors are required to do a lot of physical work, and both do a superb job of holding each other.

Great lighting by Andrew Crofts

The lighting was the star of the show. Andrew Crofts uses long light bulbs to showcase different moments in the show.

The lighting is used as lightning and the moon and it’s a creative way to do so.

The aesthetic of Frankenstein is all about electricity so the lighting enhances the story and the psychical part of the show.

The technology added to the show and it had the actors moving around and using them to make their words more interesting.

Q&A with the Frankenstein cast

During the Q&A after the show, Okonyia mentioned how he loved the comparison between the original text and the play.

One of which is how there is always choice.

Frankenstein chooses to make the monster and we choose to become

It’s a comparison that hits you hard and makes you wonder what makes you worthy enough to become a parent.

And how you can be sure you aren’t creating a monster?

Tickets for Frankenstein at The Lowry

Frankenstein is only on at The Lowry for two days and you won’t want to miss it.

You can get tickets for Frankenstein by clicking here

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