Review: the beauty and suffering of Frankenstein

  This adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel ‘Frankenstein ‘s both emotionally gripping and beautifully put together. Nick Dear’s script is engaging and transports the gothic story to modern day issues of social ostracisation and the nature of love. The play opens dramatically with Frankenstein’s Creature, a repulsive and terrifying figure, writhing out of an […]

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Review: Frankenstein

Photo by Dina Tsesarsky ✮✮✮ This latest devised piece from Rough-Hewn, the brains behind Fear last term, was, in a word, confusing. Not that that is always a bad thing, it could be said that the director effectively cultured a sense of bafflement that held the audience’s curiosity throughout the show; but there were several […]

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The Hollywood-isation of theatre?

  A cliché opening to this article would be to claim that literary adaptation for stage is currently ‘in vogue’, both in Oxford and (gasp) outside of it, on the evidence of recent high-profile productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Headlong’s 1984 alongside student performances of Gawain and the Green […]

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