A modern mutation that unsettles and scares

Michael West’s new play is a 'mutation' of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. It accepts the general premise, but adds a contemporary edge by invoking current genetic and scientific concerns

Louis Lovett in FRNKNSTN pic: Ros Kavanagh


By Michael West

Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage

Until September 1


‘I am not what they say I am,” says Victor Frankenstein, the author of the narrative in FRNKNSTN, the latest storytelling experience from Theatre Lovett, as he stands before us to make a confession. He has created a monster. He has done terrible things. Lives have been created. Lives have been lost. And all in the name of . ...