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Mask wearing is now a legal requirement - due to the latest government guidelines all audience members aged 12+ are legally required to wear a face covering throughout your visit to our theatre, including whilst watching the performance.

Performances in Cornerstone Arts Centre's auditorium will not be socially distanced, however our aircon extractor system means that air flow will be fresh and not recycled. For your peace of mind, all our staff are carrying out lateral flow tests at least once a week.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to back to Cornerstone.

Frankenstein at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Ticket Information

Prices: £17.50, Conc £14.50, U16s £9.50

Members get 20% discount!

Recommended for age 11+

Running time: Approx 110 minutes (plus interval)


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Monday 28 Mar 2022 to Tuesday 29 Mar 2022

Tags: Theatre

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents


by Mary Shelley

Adapted for the stage by John Ginman


“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful”

Geneva. 1816. Victor Frankenstein obsesses in the pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself. But nothing can prepare him for what he creates. So begins a gripping life or death adventure taking him to the ends of the earth and beyond.

Don't miss this thrilling adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece, fusing ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and stunning theatricality. A revival of Blackeyed Theatre’s "masterfully constructed" (The Stage) 2016 production,

Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.

Director: Eliot Giuralarocca

Composer: Ron McAllister

Dramaturg: Nick Lane

Puppets and Puppetry: Yvonne Stone

Set Design: Victoria Spearing

Costume design: Anne Thomson

Lighting design: Alan Valentine


★★★★ “Mary Shelley would have loved it" Daily Express

“Masterfully constructed” The Stage

★★★★★ “a masterful retelling of the classic Gothic novel…unique and captivating” Broadsheet Boutique

★★★★★ “an excellent production with a fantastically talented and versatile cast” North West End

★★★★ "Guaranteed to send a chill up the spine” London City Nights