Show Of Strength Theatre - Frankenstein In Bath (Walk)
One of Bath's best kept secrets: most of 'Frankenstein' was written in Bath. Follow in the footsteps of its creator Mary Shelley and learn more about her life, which was every bit as gothic as the story she told.
Local award-winning Show of Strength Theatre Company will introduce us to Frankenstein in Bath, a real-life tale of secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations, and false identities. Mary Shelley arrived in Bath in September 1816 with three secrets she was desperate to keep. Five months later she left with two even darker secrets and the world's first science fiction novel.
See the city where she lived and wrote; where her father stayed in one of Georgian England's great hotels; where she took painting lessons and where her step-sister gave birth to Lord Byron's illegitimate child. Discover where she hid her secrets and why they stayed hidden for 200 years.
The tour finishes at Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein, the first attraction dedicated to Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein, opening in July 2021.
"Bigamy, illegitimate children and suicides galore... Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair" - Bath Newseum
"More genuine Gothic horror than her novel... enthralling" - Theatre Bath
Meet/start: Outside Sally Lunns, 4 North Parade Passage, BA1 1NX
Ends: Mary Shelleys House of Frankenstein, 37 Gay St BA1 2NT
Distance: Around 1.5 miles, gentle-paced walking, on pavements.
Meet at Sally Lunns (View)
4 North Parade Passage
Bath BA1 1NX
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|