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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Frankenstein Brings Halloween Horror to The Met

The Met welcomes Proteus Theatre this Halloween with their new version of Frankenstein on Friday 28 at 7.30pm and Saturday 29 October at 2pm and 7.30pm.

A story told, a life ignited, the legend created… A nightmare begins.

1816, the year without a summer, a volcanic ash cloud fills the European skies and during a lost weekend on the dark shores of Lake Geneva stories of fear and horror are told by candlelight. One of the stories born that dark weekend was Frankenstein.

\”It was already one in the morning, the rain pattered dismally against the panes and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open…..\”

Following Proteus\’ re-imagining of Bram Stoker\’s Dracula for the stage, comes their version of Mary Shelley\’s classic Gothic tale of the ultimate act of creation spiralling out of control. This version blends the novel with the story of the book\’s creation during the infamous weekend shared by Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. Created in Proteus\’ unique style, fusing physical performance, circus, film and music, this is a Frankenstein that holds the mirror up to our modern anxieties concerning human genetics, cloning and the revenge of nature.

Tickets for the show are £10, £6 concession or only £5 if you\’re under 26. For more information or to book please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz