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The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

March 30, 31, April 1 & 2 2022


by Nick Dear
from the book by Mary Shelley

Directed by Diane Robinson

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“…but this production was truly special.”
– NODA –


Phil Nair-Brown – The Creature

Sam Razavi – Victor Frankenstein

Claire Wiggins – Gretel/ Female creature

Rosy Armitage – Clarice

Dan Dryer – Beggar : Gustav / Crofter : Ewan

Abbi Crawford – Beggar : Klaus / Crofter : Rab

Derek Fraser – De Lacey

Giles Newlyn-Bowmer – Felix / Constable

Emily Dennett – Agatha

Lizzie Kroon – Elizabeth Lavenza

Ethan Dryer – William Frankenstein

David Creedon – Monsieur Frankenstein

Maggi Pierce – Servant 1

Peter Joyce – Servant 2

Cherry Briggs – Ensemble

Production Crew

DesignerJudith Berrill

Music DirectorsPhil Jones & Scott Smith from Long Way Home Productions

Stage ManagerGaby Bowring

Deputy Stage ManagerJulian Batstone

ChoreographerJas Crawford

Costume DesignLindsay Midali

Hair & Makeup – Chris Horlock

Specialist Properties DesignerMartin Oakley

Lighting DesignStrat Mastoris

Lighting OperationSuse Crosby

Sound DesignBob Ryder

Sound OperationJeff Woodford

PropertiesDi Tidzer

PropertiesDoffey Reid

PropertiesLauren Brakes

Set Design, Construction & PaintingSue Chaplin

Set Design, Construction & PaintingDave Comber

Set Design, Construction & PaintingMargaret Davy

Set Design, Construction & PaintingNigel Goldfinch

Set Design, Construction & PaintingMike King

Set Design, Construction & PaintingSue Netley

Set Design, Construction & PaintingGary Walker

Poster, Flyer & Programme Cover Artwork & DesignJudith Berrill

PublicitySuse Crosby

PublicityRosemary Bouchy

PublicityPeter Joyce

Promotional FilmPhil Nair-Brown

Dress Rehearsal Photography – Miles Davies Photography

ProgrammeSuse Crosby

Programme Note #1: Frankenstein
DR wrote : “Welcome to this production of ‘Frankenstein’, If you have ever felt like an outsider; if you’ve ever questioned your ability to be loved or to love; if you’ve ever agonised over the meaning of your existence, but lacked the words to express it, you will seee elements of yourself in Frankenstein’s creature.

The story may have been written in 1817, but the themes are more relevant today than ever: themes of being an outsider, parental neglect, scientific responsibility, the nature of evil and just how humans themeselves create monsters.

Mary Shelley wrote ‘Frankenstein’, as many will know as part of a “‘Ghost story’ competition with husband Percy Shelley and friends Byron and Polidori. She was just 18! It was ‘the year without a summer’, when the eruption of the Indonesian volcano created a permanent ash cloud, creating perfect conditions for writing a Gothic horror story.

Shelley’s novel echoes her own troubled family lie. Her morther died giving birth to her and her father disowned her when she elpoed at 16 in 1814 with Percy Shelley. Her first child, Cara, died that same year, Mary subsequently described a dream in which Clara was reanimated.

There are so many folks to thank for enabling this production of ‘Frankenstein’ to be realised: thank you so much to my wonderful cast, who have been such a delight to work with, to the inspirational creative team who were there from the beginning, to the amazing backstage team and anyone else who helped. Special thanks go to my husband Brian for his support and for being a great sounding board.