Abbey Theatre presents Theatre Lovett
A modern mutation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
This daring adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic re-imagines Victor Frankenstein as a gene-splicing molecular biologist who creates human life from his own DNA with catastrophic results.
Speaking from a holding cell, Frankenstein is desperate to set the record straight.
A modern ghost story and psychological thriller, this version of Frankenstein aims to chill us with the darkness we hold within our DNA — and our hearts.
Age Guidance: Recommended for 16+
Please note that there is brief use of strobe lighting.
Cast: Louis Lovett
Writer: Michael West
Director: Muireann Ahern
Set Design: Ger Clancy
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Composer and Sound Design: Dunk Murphy
Ingénieur: Jack Phelan
Sculptural Works: Ger Clancy and Matthew Kennedy in association with ArtFx Ltd.
Make Up Consultant: Lorraine McCrann
Understudy: Ronan Brady
Production Manager: Lisa Mahony
Stage Manager: Clare Howe
Producer: Jeanine MacQuarrie
Publicity and Production Photography: Ros Kavanagh
**** "A gripping adaptation… eloquently written and staged."
"A finely tuned symphony of movement, sound and lighting."
**** "A gripping theatrical experience."
Sunday Business Post
"A performer of stunning animation."
**** "Beautifully realised."
The Arts Review
**** "Lovett is a consummate performer, at times electric."
The Reviews Hub
**** "A remarkable performance…monstrously atmospheric."
Irish Mail on Sunday
"A fascinating psychological journey."