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Blood and Ice

By Liz Lochhead

11-13, 17-20 January 2018 at 7.30pm

Matinée 20 January at 2.30pm

The genre of Gothic horror was born on the stormy shores of Lake Geneva, where Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Bryon competed to write stirring and unnatural tales.

Blood and Ice weaves the tragic events of Mary’s life into the fabric of her creation, Frankenstein, in a play that will scare you, shock you, make you laugh and make you cry.

From the Director:

We’ve taken Liz Lochhead’s script, which is superb in itself, and we’ve pushed it one step further. Like her novel, Mary Shelley was darkly fascinating and that is exactly what you will see on stage. Every one of the characters in Blood and Ice is on the edge of something, be it greatness or failure. A simple change of heart, a bad or a good decision, could have

dramatically altered their lives – and indeed the course of history – and you find yourself willing them

to do just that. You will want to get up and throttle a character one moment only to embrace them the next”.

Sabrina Poole


Emma Stephenson - Mary Shelley

Sam Todd - Percy Shelley

Verity Roat - Claire Clairemont

Rebekah Oelrichs - Elise

Phillip Rowe - Lord Byron

Dawn Brindle and Greg Lyndsay-Smith  - the creature


Sabrina Poole - Director


Download the press release

Press release - Blood  Ice (11- 20 Jan 2018).pdf