Frankenstein (ballet)

ROH, Recorded Live

The world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece.

CONDUCTOR: Koen Kessels
STARRING: Laura Morera, Federico Bonelli, Steven McRae

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett unveils his innovative new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Frankenstein is one of literature’s greatest and most popular gothic novels and has been made into countless movies and stage plays. Now, Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet. Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, says of Frankenstein: “We all think that we know the story, but I think that Liam will bring it to life for us in so many ways. There will be the macabre and the gothic but there also is a love story in there.”

Scarlett is known for works which marry psychological depth with movement and music, and now applies his talents to ‘Frankenstein’, one of the most iconic horror stories ever written.

(3hr 0min)

Tickets on sale from 13th Apr 2016