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Victor Frankenstein is about to leave home for university, away from his family and Elizabeth, the woman he loves. Just before he departs, his mother dies in childbirth. Victor becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing his mother back to life, and his relentless studies eventually lead him to animate non-living matter. Repulsed by the Creature he has brought into the world, he flees.
Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein, his first full-length ballet for the Royal Opera House main stage, is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic Gothic novel. The score, composed for the ballet by Lowell Liebermann, sweeps the dramatic action towards its devastating end, while the detailed and chilling designs by John Macfarlane bring the Creature and the anatomy lab to terrifying life.
Frankenstein Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
Cast sheets are available as PDFs
News and features
What did you think of the live relay of Liam Scarlett's Royal Ballet adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic novel?
Frankenstein to be relayed live to BP Big Screens in the UK and cinemas around the world on 18 May 2016
Audiences around the world will have a chance to see The Royal Ballet's adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic novel.
To find out more visit the Frankenstein (2016) production page.