Conception: Mary Shelley – The Making Of A Monster
Calendar Thursday 9 May 2024 Clock 19:30

Conception: Mary Shelley – The Making Of A Monster

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October 1840: Gothic writer, Mary Shelley’s first pilgrimage back to Europe in twenty years in defiance of her father-in-law’s express wishes.

Has Mary the courage to confront the past as she returns to Lake Geneva, her birthplace as a writer and of her most famous novel Frankenstein? And will she find the solace she seeks among Villa Diodati’s rooms, terraces and vineyards where she, Percy Shelley and Byron spent that unforgettable summer… "Was I the same person who had lived there, the companion of the dead?"

Conception charts a profound voyage of self-discovery for this exceptional writer in her maturity. A journey which trips through the Romantic poetry of Mary Shelley’s contemporaries – P B Shelley, Byron, Keats - soaring like the Skylark and pummelling the depths of Darkness to a final, bare and brutal confrontation with her creation on the Mer de Glace.

More powerful and essential storytelling from CLAIR/OBSCUR celebrating another glorious female icon. Discover why Mary really wrote Frankenstein; everything they didn’t teach you at school…

Watch conception extended trailer with vox pops Original on YouTube.

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£15.00 + £1.00 booking fee

£14.00 + £1.00 booking fee
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