Two hundred years ago, 18-year-old Mary Shelley sat around a campfire with her lover and their pals, and engaged in a horror story competition. They challenged each other to come up something haunting and ghostly — and it has to be said that Mary well and truly won. That's when she thought up the now-iconic piece of gothic literature that is Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, after all.
Now, a couple of centuries later, a group of Griffith University theatre students have joined forces with actor, writer and director Lucas Stibbard to follow in her footsteps. After Frankenstein: Mary & Victor & Adam & Us ponders the three figures that have made the tale such an enduring classic (aka its author, the man who conjured life from death within her pages, and the creature he fashioned from body parts), as well as add their own modern interpretation to the mix.
The end result is designed to inspire, surprise and question, much like Mary's story itself. Sure, you've probably seen plenty of different takes on Frankenstein's monster before; however we don't think you've seen one quite like this.