Fresh from the Belfast International Festival, Big Telly’s take on the Frankenstein myth and the idea of the monster as outsider draws its inspiration from Owen Booth’s brilliant short story to offer a very funny but also sad exploration of different ways of monstering. It begins with the exhumation of a corpse from a glacier which when it is fully defrosted gets the spark of life (and love) that is needed to come alive. But will true happiness be possible in a community which likes to ostracize anyone who is different? Zoe Seaton’s production piles on the laughter and comes from a company which over the last few years has won itself and international following.
The story begins in 1946, when they dig Frankenstein’s monster out of the glacier he’d crawled into after his Hollywood career had given up the ghost. Fully defrosted, he meets his match, a spark which ignites a love story of monstrous proportions, a duet of undateables who stand out, fit in and forge their own brutiful brand of domestic bliss in a small holding with their 67 (Italian) blue sheep. Where comedy is pitch black and horror gets a happy ever after, this wildly fresh look at Frankenstein is provocative, topical and tailor-made for critically-acclaimed theatre mavericks, Big Telly. Adapted from the short story by Owen Booth. Age Recommendation: 14+