The Monster and Mary Shelley

Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s extraordinary life.

The Monster and Mary Shelley

About The Monster and Mary Shelley

1816 – the year without a summer.

On yet another sun-less day at their villa in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenges his guests Percy and Mary Shelley to ‘each write a ghost story’. Two days later Mary, 18 years old and having recently watched her premature baby die, has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.

Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s extraordinary life.

Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster and Mary Shelley is a celebration of one of literature’s most influential talents and an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

The Occasion is a Glasgow based performance company dedicated to producing dynamic and exciting original theatre and innovative community projects. Founded in 2010 by Peter Clerke and Catherine Gillard, previously the Co-Artistic Directors of benchtours.

★★★★ The Herald

"Catherine Gillard delivers a tour de force performance as Mary...highly recommended." - ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

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