Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece, the Royal Opera House presents the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet on the gift of life to non-living matter.

Victor Frankenstein is sent away to university, but just before he leaves, his mother dies in childbirth. Distraught, Victor throws himself into his studies, learning obsessively all that he can from his Professor.

Fuelled by his experiments and in a desperate hope to find a way to bring his mother back, Victor works furiously, and eventually succeeds in giving life to non-living matter – but at what cost?

The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has become known for ballets that marry highly expressive movement, sophisticated musical response and dark psychological depth.

Now he creates his first full-length work for the main stage with Frankenstein, a period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and our craving for love, companionship and understanding.

Please note that this production is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

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