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Mary Shelley's classic tale reimagined

Forced to survive in the real world, a man-made creature soon loses his child-like innocence and transforms into an adult being... an adult with bitterness, lust, vengeance - and deadly reasoning.

The Creature is cast out by his creator, the young doctor Frankenstein, and unleashed upon the world. He is shunned for his grotesque appearance and spurned by society wherever he goes. When a blind man takes Frankenstein's monstrous creation under his wing and educates him, the Creature begins to question his existence and to yearn for a future without loneliness. His search for a lifelong partner brings him back to his maker, with vengeance foremost in his mind.

Brilliant... astonishing... a humane, intelligent retelling of the original story.


Lee Jones turns in a towering performance as the Creature. Mark Kilmurry's direction is a singular achievement...his presentation fires our imagination.


Lee Jones as the Creature is astonishing, bravura performance that dominates the show.



Friday 26 July 11.00am

Friday 26 July 7.30pm

Saturday 27 July 7.30pm


Adult $40 | Concession $32 | Full-time student $26 | Schools $18

Writer Nick Dear
Starring Katie Fitchett, Andrew Henry, Lee Jones, Brian Meegan, Michael Rebetzke, Michael Ross, Olivia Stambouliah
Director Mark Kilmurry
Designer Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Designer Nick Higgins
Cello Heather Stratfold
Original Music Elena Kats-Chernin

Running time

100 minutes (no interval)

Presented by

QUT Gardens Theatre and Ensemble Theatre

Warning: Suggested nudity and non-explicit sex scene