‘If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!’
One of the greatest gothic tales of all time will come to life in the eerily atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall in an extraordinary new production of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, from 7 – 18 March.
The original story was written when Shelley was just 18 years old, and tells the tale of Frankenstein, a young scientist who brings a gruesome body to life. Cast out into a hostile world, Frankenstein’s creature searches for his true identity and, on realising how he came to be, learns the pain of rejection and broken promises.
Vengeful, dangerous and in bloodthirsty pursuit of his maker, the creature threatens to destroy Frankenstein and the lives of everyone he loves. This brand new version of Shelley’s immortal tale is directed by Eleanor Rhode and reimagined by Tristan Bernays (writer and director of Teddy, winner of Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards and of Boudica at the Globe Theatre this coming autumn).
Tristan says ‘‘I love monsters because they remind us what it is to be human- Frankenstein is a truly great monster story and I’m thrilled to be bringing this adaptation to the ethereal and atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall.’’
A transfer from the award winning, internationally renowned Watermill Theatre where it enjoyed a successful short run in 2016, George Fletcher and Rowena Lennon perform this take on a powerful and dark masterpiece that explores the timeless relationship between parent and child, isolation, prejudice and revenge and speaks to our modern society.
Dates: 7 – 18 March
Times: 7:30pm plus selected 2:30pm, 6:30pm & 9pm shows
Prices: £10 - £20
London, it's full of beautiful buildings and none quite so beautiful or quite so steeped with history as some of its music venues.
Now The Evening Standard has celebrated the architectural wonders by compiling a list of London's most beautiful music venues. As they rightly point out London plays home to some of the most genre-defining venues in the music business and it's about time we celebrated them.
Making the list are The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, Wilton's Music Hall in Tower Hamlets, Koko in Camden, The Royal Albert Hall in Kensington and The Barbican in Farringdon.
Head over to The Evening Standard to check out their reasons for picking the venues and scroll through the pictures of them above for proof that if you haven't visited them already, you're definitely missing out.
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For just under a year now the owners of East London's Wilton's Music Hall and fans of the historic venue have been fighting to save it from destruction and today we hear news that they've been successful.
The building is the oldest surviving Grand Music Hall in the world and as such had a lot of work that needed doing to it to make it structurally sound, for a moment it looked like they wouldn't be able to raise enough cash to keep it standing but thanks to a last minute donation work can now begin on restoring it. Wilton's had already raised £40,000 by themselves and then in stepped Independent Body SITA who have parted with an extra £700,000 to put towards the buildings restoration. This makes the sentimental person deep within us rather happy indeed.
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