Dr. Frankenstein's Travelling Freakshow
Fresh on the heels of appearing at the San Diego Fringe Festival, Tin Shed Theatre Company of Newport, South Wales continues its first U.S. tour with three performances at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco.
Mary Shelley will roll in her grave...
Through the debauched eyes of one cynical raconteur and his faithful gaggle of gormless goons, Mary Shelley's Classic Gothic Horror story, Frankenstein is retold in stunning detail as a play within a play immersed in the twisted world of the Victorian Freak Show!
Watch as Frankenstein's cursed creature is paraded in front of the baying audience by Julius M. Barker, a megalomaniacal Ring Leader with a taste for depravity But as control slips from M. Barker's hands his freaks quickly learn that there are consequences for disobedience.
Dr Frankenstein's Travelling Freakshow combines hilarity with brutality, examining the human need for companionship whilst asking the question "Is the freak show really dead?"
Influenced by Meta-Theatre, German Expressionism, and the French Clowning Tradition, Tin Shed Theatre Co, utilise puppetry, mixed media & a high energy performance style to bring you the critically acclaimed and darkly comical Dr Frankenstein's Travelling Freak Show.
"We wanted to make something exciting and loud, something that encompassed the imagery and sensibilities of a drunken circus that had become contaminated by this dark material. Something that feels like a punch in the face followed by a beautiful whisper. When we were constructing the piece from clippings of Mary Shelley's novel and our own notes and ideas on 'The Freak Show' this compelling parallel immerged. That's when we knew what we were dealing with; a frantic piece of Meta-Theatre that's on the one hand funny, on the other painfully tragic." Justin Cliffe, Director
The Hypnodrome (View)
575 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103