Danielle Tarento in association with Jason Haigh-Ellery presents the world première of
Gods and Monsters
By Russell Labey Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram
“The superb Ian Gelder portrays the predatory loneliness of Whale with acute sensitivity and longing… a layered, fractured story about a man coming to terms with his past” The Stage
“Gelder gives one of the very best performances in London at the moment, absolutely compelling” Time Out
“An attractive and highly entertaining piece, full of humour but with a definite tinge of darkness” The Londonist
Frankenstein director James Whale, long forgotten by the studios and in reclusive Hollywood retirement has fallen victim to a series of strokes. The only demons he fights now are in his head. Handsome new gardener, Clayton Boone, becomes an unlikely friend and unwitting player in Whale’s grand finale.
Not so much a Hollywood history as a glorious imagining exploring the sometimes divine, sometimes monstrous landscape of obsession and desire. Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram – the same source material as for the 1998 Oscar-winning movie, Gods And Monsters.
Please note that this production contains strobe lighting and nudity.
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