Thursday 21 November 2019
Anatomy Museum, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2ND
The King's Players present 'Frankenstein', written by Mary Shelley, adapted and directed by Isaac Freeman.
Geneva, 1816. It is the year without summer, and a group of bored intellectuals sit inside while outside the rain seems never-ending. In an attempt to entertain themselves, one of them suggests that each of those present attempt to write a ghost story. What Mary Shelley wrote in response would change literature forever.
The University of Ingolstadt, 2019. Anxious but high-achieving student Victor has done something he never thought would be possible- he has created a fully functioning, self-learning Artificial Intelligence. But he quickly discovers he cannot control his new creation, and he is powerless to stop it.
In this brand new adaptation of a well-known story, we hear the tale told by Mary herself and are invited to question what we owe to each other, and what we owe to ourselves.