Daughter of radical feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, Mary Shelley was born into a family wrestling with ideas of the age and its inner demons. A 16 year old Mary becomes obsessed with the memory of her mother who attempted to take her own life. Her behaviour threatens to ignite scandal and her questions threaten resurrection of long-buried truths. Into this fragile existence arrives the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, with whom Mary rapidly falls in love.
With daring theatricality, Helen Edmundson’s play explores how a scandalous elopement and the subsequent family breakdown crafted an imagination that would result in one the greatest novels in the English language.
Suitable for ages 11+
Running Time: Approximately 3 hours including interval.
This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Friday 19 – Saturday 27 October
7.30pm | 2.30pm Saturday matinees
TICKETS £12, £10, £8
MONDAY & OPENING NIGHT best available £10
FREE POST-SHOW Q&A on WED 24 OCT