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 took 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+
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