Date: Tuesday 27th August 2019
Illyria : 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
Brilliant young student, Viktor Frankenstein, discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself.
It is one thing to stitch together an anatomically complete organism, but quite another when it becomes a living, breathing creature that shows intelligence, feels torment –and demands answers of its creator.
Viktor, disgusted by his creation and unable to face the consequences of bringing it into the world, escapes his claustrophobic university life to return home to Switzerland.
But the Monster is not to be put off, and it relentlessly tracks him down.
Jealous that Viktor is about to marry his childhood sweetheart and create life in a more conventional way, the Monster resolves to ransom him until a wife is created for him also....
Mary Shelley’s seminal novel was published in 1818 when she was just 21 years old, and has never been out of print.
It was conceived when she and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley spent the summer of 1816 at Byron’s house on Lake Geneva.
Byron proposed that they each write a ghost story to entertain the others.
Mary was the last one to come up with her idea –but her story was by far the best and the most enduring.
This gripping tale is now a brand-new musical production created by Illyria, the first and only professional theatre company to have toured outdoor productions of Gilbert & Sullivan classics such as The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, Ruddigore and The Mikado.
'Frankenstein' is written by the same team who brought you The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle.
It features a fully orchestrated musical score, a cast of professional actor singers, spectacular stage effects, puppetry – and flashes of the wickedly dark humour for which Illyria is justly celebrated.
The show contains mature themes but is suitable for all ages 5+.
Tickets in advance :
Adults : £14.50
Concessions : £12.00
Child : £8.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) : £40.00
Tickets are non-refundable. Gates Open 1 Hour before the Start time. Licensed Bar. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Ice-Creams & Snacks
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Buy over-the-counter at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Looe, Liskeard & Launceston plus 'Heartlands'Pool Redruth or 'The Well House' in Fowey.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre
Penlee Theatre looks forward to welcoming you to a diverse range professional theatre and music through the summer season.
Concessions: Over65s, Under16s, Benefits.
[ Children under 3 (on a lap!) Free.]
Family : 2 Adults and 2 Under16s.
Group Rates : 10+ people get a 10% discount
(when bought as one order)
Refreshments available :
Fresh Homemade Vegetable Curry with Naan Bread ( £5.50 )
and Hot Jacket Potatoes with Grated Cheese or Vegetable Curry ( £5.50 /£6.50) are available for virtually all shows
Served before the Show starts, they must be booked in advance.
Hot & Cold drinks plus Snacks available at all performances.
All listed performances will feature a Licensed Bar.
Smoking - the Theatre's Seated area is a No Smoking Zone
Refunds are only given if a show is cancelled: performances will go ahead except in the worst of weather.
The information below only applies to an event being held at Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre.
Please check the information on each Event by clicking on Details
The gate opens 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Seating is provided.
Please bring whatever you need for a comfy and cosy experience: warm clothes, waterproofs, blankets, cushions, rugs, picnics etc but no umbrellas
Wheelchair access - there is full access but, as the surface is grass, it may be slippery when wet
Parking The nearest car park is above Penlee Park, entrance from Alverton Terrace. Other ample car parking close by
Dogs Well behaved, quiet dogs on a short lead are welcome but please bring your doggy bags.
The Open Air Theatre in Penlee Park had its first season in the early 1950s. It's in a beautifully sheltered setting, opposite the Cafe terrace of Penlee House & Gallery.