Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
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”.
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