Blue Apple Theatre Company’s Frankenstein Comes to Rome
Saturday 15 October 2022 — Sunday 16 October 2022
Blue Apple Theatre’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is coming to Rome this October.
The play, which was first performed as part of the KS200 programme in Winchester, will be staged on 15th and 16th October at the St. Stephen’s School Lyceum Theatre, Via Aventina 3, Rome.
Book tickets to the performances below.
Various Keats-Shelley 200 Ambassadors sent good luck messages to Blue Apple's cast ahead of the performances, as did acclaimed actor Tommy Jessop.
‘'Hail to thee blithe spirits', I hope all goes well in Rome. I will be with you in spirit.’
'Frankenstein blew me away when I first read it, and I know that you will do it justice. Good luck, and enjoy yourselves!'
‘Good luck in summoning the spirit of monstrous beauty.’
'How I would LOVE to be in Rome on the 15th as opposed to dull, grey, probably raining Dublin!! Good luck with the show. Sounds fab and I wish I could join you.'
'I would like to wish Blue Apple all the very best with their production of Frankenstein. How thrilling that this extraordinary tale by Mary Shelley will be performed in Rome as part of the Keats Shelley bicentenary, breathing new life into one of the great classics of literature.'
Blue Apple weaves a retelling of the classic tale we all think we know with contemporary reflections on the themes of alienation, otherness and prejudice – issues as pertinent today as they were in 1818 are explored by a cast with lived-experience.
Reflective, lyrical and contemplative, this brand-new adaptation looks again at the sadness and madness that lie behind the murder and mayhem. Faithful to and commenting on Mary Shelley’s original words, this version takes us back to the fundamental principles of a Frankenstein tale that is resonant for our own times.
Read a review of the original Winchester production.
About Blue Apple:
Founded in 2005 and based in Winchester, Blue Apple is an inspirational and ambitious theatrical company that supports performers with learning disabilities to develop and present high quality productions for the widest possible audiences – performing and touring theatre, dance and film within a variety of large and small-scale venues around Hampshire and the southern regions, as well as nationally and internationally.
Blue Apple is committed to the development of integrated and progressive opportunities within the arts for people with learning disabilities, to raise the ceiling of expectation and advocate for the development of a more inclusive and equal society. The increase in confidence gained through stage performances has helped Blue Apple participants to enhance their social, personal and artistic skills and achieve public recognition for their talents.