THE electricity is really starting to crackle, ahead of Mary Shelley’s

Frankenstein coming to the stage of of Malvern Theatres, next week.

The classic novel has been adapted for the stage by Rona Munro, with

Scottish screen actress Eilidh Loan staring.

A spokesman said: "She is depicting Mary Shelley herself onstage as the author personally unfolding her monstrous tale of creature and creator.

"With a cast also including Ben Castle-Gibb, Thierry Mabonga, Sarah MacGillivray, Natali McCleary, Michael Moreland and Greg Powrie, the seminal 1818 gothic horror novel adapted by award-winning writer Rona Munro will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from January 13tto January 18.

"Eilidh Loan will play Mary Shelley, the author unpacking her own horrific tale. Eilidh’s screen credits include: London Kills (BBC, Acorn TV), Doctors (BBC), Clique (BBC) and England’s Forgotten Queen (BBC). Her stage credits include: Me & My Left Ball (Tristan Bates Theatre)."

But what can the audience expect from the play.

The spokesman added: "An eighteen-year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.

A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness. Dangerous and vengeful, the creature threatens to obliterate Frankenstein and everyone he loves, in a ferocious and bloodthirsty hunt for his maker. "

So now we know.

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