The Creative Hub, The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1TH


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. In an ordinary home, the lights flicker, a radio crackles, and an extraordinary tale begins.

As a couple confront their own fears about impending parenthood, the story of Frankenstein erupts into life around them, as everyday objects are transformed into glaciers, a ship at sea, a dissecting room, a house on fire…

imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse’s multimedia exploration of Mary Shelley’s Gothic classic 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, discussions of abortion

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


Leeds Playhouse

15-24 February 2024

Box office: 0113 213 7700

Tickets on sale: NOW

Oxford Playhouse

29 February - 2 March 2024

Box office: 01865 305305

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Watford Palace Theatre

6-9 March 2024

Box office: 01923 225671

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The Lowry, Salford Quays

12-14 March 2024

Box office: 0161 876 2000

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Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Switzerland

19 March 2024

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Theater Winterthur, Switzerland

21 March 2024

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Cast, Doncaster

27-28 March 2024

Box office: 01302 303959

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Mercury Theatre, Colchester

9-11 April 2024

Box office: 01206 573948

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Liverpool Playhouse

17-20 April 2024

Box office: 0151 7094776

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The Dukes, Lancaster

24-27 April 2024

Box office: 01524 598500

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Northern Stage, Newcastle

30 April - 2 May

Box office: 0191 230 5151

Tickets on sale: NOW


4 stars
“Intensely physical, strikingly visual reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic"


  • Created by Pete Brooks, Andrew Quick and Simon Wainwright
  • Set & Costume Designer - Hayley Grindle
  • Choreographer - Casper Dillen
  • Lighting Designer - Andrew Crofts
  • Co-Video Designer - Davi Callanan
  • Composer & Sound Designer - James Hamilton
  • Co-Sound Designer and Technical Manager & Audio Engineer on Tour - Rory Howson
  • Casting Director - Ellie Collyer-Bristow
  • Company Stage Manager - Anja Bryan-Smith
  • Singer - Beth Moxon
  • Radio Play Narrator - Olwen May
  • Video System Designer - Alan Cox
  • Production Video Designer - Steve Jackson
  • On Tour Lighting and Video Technician - Maddy Whitby
  • Production Assistant (Intern) - Ryan Charles Jacob
  • Tour Consultant - Henrietta Duckworth
  • Production Filming & Trailers - Sodium Film (Tom Box, Sarah Oglesby, Denmarc Creary)
  • Production Photographer - Ed Waring


  • Georgia-Mae Myers
  • Nedum Okonyia

Programmes & Resources


Free Digital Learning Toolkit for Frankenstein

Learning Resources