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Frankenstein (Old Deerfield Productions)

By | Published on Monday 24 August 2015


It wasn’t the actors, who tried valiantly with a script that moved like a funeral dirge, tolling at each (increasingly tiresome) death. It wasn’t the script either. What made ‘Frankenstein’ a work of true monstrosity was the decor. Yards of dribbling white tablecloth evoked the appearance of placenta which, rather than create allusions to Gothic architecture, simply made you feel slightly seasick. To make matters worse, lurid digitised images were superimposed across it enthusiastically. Very enthusiastically. The plot unfolded like a joyless love affair minus the love, since none of the characters were relatable – even the actors seemed to be having a hard time relating to them. This had me wishing I was inanimate after the first half hour.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Sarah Murphy]