ADGE Europe presents TNT Theatre Britain in:
The Monster and the Myth
By Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith
inspired by the Mary Shelley novel and the Hollywood movies.
Performances in English
HANOI OPERA HOUSE
Wed 18 Mar 2015, 8 pm
HCMC OPERA HOUSE
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 11 am
20 and 21 Mar 2015, 8 pm
Tickets information below
FRANKENSTEIN is one of the most potent modern myths. TNT revives its internationally acclaimed production in autumn 2014. Too many stage versions and even films ignore that this story is not a novel but a myth that has grown out of Mary Shelley’s original; so our production combines Boris Karloff’s immense impact with that of the original story to create a fascinating and entertaining new work. This FRANKENSTEIN is a Gothic comedy and a gripping a horror thriller that explores the darker themes within the myth. Should scientific research be held back by irrational prejudice or religious belief? Is human cloning or stem cell research immoral? Should humanity seek to create artificial life? Can science ever be restrained?
These pressing questions are explored through melodrama, high comedy and spine-tingling terror as the Monster is revealed in all his lonely suffering. There is even time for a love story – who is the true Bride of Frankenstein?
The play is directed by Paul Stebbings who has explored this style of “serious” Gothic comedy in productions such as the MURDER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, BRAVE NEW WORLD, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE WAVE and DR JEKYL & MR HYDE, which have been hugely successful, winning prizes at the Edinburgh Festival and performing in over forty countries in Europe and Asia. FRANKENSTEIN incorporates music and sound effects by noted composer Paul Flush that weaves through the drama in the manner of a film score. The theatrical style is highly visual and the pace fast and furious. The production appeals to a wide audience, including those whose first language is not English. This powerful work reveals why the name ‘Frankenstein’ resonates in the modern world like few others. FRANKENSTEIN is perhaps our most potent symbol for our fear of a future beyond human control.
Ticket prices: 600 000 VND for adults (night performance)/500 000 VND for adults (day performance). 50% discount for students pupils. Prices are for ALL seats.
You can buy tickets online here:
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For student tickets (50% discount) you can buy here:
– Box office, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi
– Vietnam Performing Arts Centre, 6th Floor, 32 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hanoi . Tel.: (04) 3747 8658
– Box office at HCMC Opera House (left wing), No. 7 Công trường Lam Sơn, Dist. 1. Tel: (08)38299976
|Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội|
| HCMC Opera House|
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC