Brought to life on stage by shake & stir theatre co, FRANKENSTEIN will have its world premiere season at Playhouse, QPAC from October 14-28, 2023.
From shake & stir theatre co, the Queensland company behind the award-winning world class stage spectacles Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol and Dracula, comes Mary Shelley’s electrifying tale of creation and humanity, retold in a large-scale theatrical event.
Victor Frankenstein, a brilliantly ambitious young scientist, pushes the boundaries of theory and morality to create a living being from the remains of the dead. But playing God has its consequences.
Shunned by society and plagued by an inherited sense of confusion and rage, Victor’s miracle of science becomes a monster that threatens to destroy everything his creator holds dear.
Despite being written by Mary Shelley in 1818, FRANKENSTEIN makes noteworthy commentaries of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it impacts the world around us.
Director Nick Skubji believes these parallels are significant in 2023, “It’s been fascinating to consider this incredible work dealing with themes of advancement, progress and pushing the limits of possibility alongside contemporary advances in AI technology today. The story could not be more relevant. Like Victor Frankenstein’s creation, AI is arguably neither good nor bad; it’s how its built and used that dictates its legacy."
“Frankenstein’s monster is just that. A living, breathing ‘being’ far superior in capabilities than any natural human could ever be. But what are the consequences of using science to play God?”
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Oct 14-28, 2023
$89 + trans fee