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An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse Co-Production. Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel.

Remember, that I am thy creature; l ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel…

A storm gathers outside as a couple pack up a room. Clothes and toys are carefully stored away in boxes and bags. Lightning flashes. Picking up a book, the woman reads aloud. It’s a story about ambition and playing God, and about what happens when we bring new life into the world. It’s also about rejection, horror and revenge. It’s the story of Frankenstein.

As the couple confront their own fears, they re-create a version of Frankenstein that erupts into life as everyday objects are transformed into glaciers, a ship at sea, a dissecting room, a house on fire…

The latest adaptation in a series of Gothic texts, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse’s multimedia exploration of Mary Shelley’s classic novel is a psychological thriller which dares to ask the question – what is it to be human?



Age Recommendation: 14+ 

  • Flashing imagery and lighting effects
  • Loud noises, including sudden bangs
  • Strong language
  • Scenes featuring moments, descriptions and images of violence
  • Pregnancy, mentions of child-loss and scenes of childbirth

If you would benefit from more specific information about emotive content and themes, please contact



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  • Created by Pete Brooks, Andrew Quick and Simon Wainwright
  • Set & Costume Design by Hayley Grindle
  • Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts
  • Original Music composed by James Hamilton