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Learning Resources

Welcome to the free Digital Learning Toolkit for our production of Frankenstein. Here you’ll find a variety of resources, inspired by and connected to our exploration of Mary Shelley’s novel. It’s a collection that we hope you’ll find intriguing, engaging and a catalyst for further discussion and discovery. The materials collected here are aimed at uncovering more details about the show and how we made it, all the while encouraging you to think more deeply about the themes of the play and the ideas we investigate in our work.

This is a live page that will be added to throughout the rehearsal and touring of our production, so keep checking back to see what new things appear. Still to come:

  • Further reading/viewing/listening lists
  • Classroom activities
  • Blog posts about the creative process, previous adaptations of Frankenstein, and more… 

If you have any questions about any of the resources, or would like to enquire about booking an education workshop with imitating the dog, email

For information on chargeable workshops related to Frankenstein, please see our Learning homepage.

Curriculum Connections

Our gripping exploration of Frankenstein provides multiple opportunities for creative learning, deeper analysis, and enriched understanding at GCSE, AS/A-Level and undergraduate level across a number of subjects – including Drama, Theatre Studies, English Literature, Film Studies, Media Studies, Art, Design, Technology and more. Find out more below.

A bitesize intro to imitating the dog

A brief background of imitating the dog (ITD for short), introducing learners to who we are as a company, what we do, and a little bit of our recent history.

About imitating the dog: Theatre Showreel

Filmed by Sodium Films

‘Those savage and enduring scenes’ – How we designed Frankenstein

Artistic Director and UK Theatre award-winning video designer Simon Wainwright details the process and thought that goes into creating an ITD production – illustrated by images of set designer Hayley Grindle’s design for the show.

Read it here: How we designed Frankenstein

Photo by Ed Waring.

Reflections on the making of Frankenstein from the creative team

These videos feature:

  • Andrew Quick – Co-Artistic Director & Writer/Director
  • Simon Wainwright – Co-Artistic Director & Video Designer
  • Hayley Grindle – Set & Costume Designer
  • Georgia-Mae Myers – Actor // Nedum Okonyia – Actor
  • Casper Dillen – Choreographer
  • Andrew Crofts – Lighting Designer
  • James Hamilton – Composer & Sound Designer // Rory Howson – Co-Sound Designer

Captions are available on the videos.

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