Frankenstein: New Skin

Molly Rose Dumbell stars as The Creation in Moth Sanctuary Productions performance of Frankenstein: New Skin at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018.

Moth Sanctuary Productions created & performed ‘Frankenstein: New Skin’ – a gender-swapped version of Mary Shelley’s classic, told through spoken word, music & dance – for Cheltenham Literature Festival Lit Crawl 2018.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, we gender-swapped the central roles to re-examine the themes of the original work & create new meaning when told from the point of view of a woman.

The production was written, scored & directed by Andrew Bate, starring a hugely talented cast.

Molly Rose Dumbell as The Creation

Molly Rose Dumbell stars as The Creation in Moth Sanctuary Productions performance of Frankenstein: New Skin at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018.

Catherine Frowd as Victoria Frankenstein

Catherine Frowd stars as Victoria Frankenstein in Moth Sanctuary Productions performance of Frankenstein: New Skin at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018.

Nathan Marshall as Erik

Nathan Marshall stars as Erik in Moth Sanctuary Productions performance of Frankenstein: New Skin at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018.

Andrew Bate as The Companion

Andrew Bate stars as The Companion in Moth Sanctuary Productions performance of Frankenstein: New Skin at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018.

Listen to ‘Playing God’ & ‘Baby Steps’ from the original score, composed by Andrew Bate.

We performed ‘Frankenstein: New Skin’ in the atmospheric Chapel Arts Cheltenham. Thanks to Mikal Ludlow Photography for capturing these stunning images.