How the story of Frankenstein was born
FRINGE World arrives in the Hills this weekend with a new play about the- story- behind- the- story of Frankenstein and its creator.
The Fringe World debut Not All A Dream explores how an 18- year- old woman created one of the most recognisable and horrifying figures in western culture more than 200 years ago.
The story opens in June 1816 with the romantic poet Percy Shelley and his teenage lover Mary Godwin visiting Lake Geneva while on holiday in Switzerland.
They are joined by the infamous Lord Byron during his self- imposed exile and when the weather disappoints, they entertain themselves indoors with a game to see who will write the scariest story.
Brushstroke Productions recreates the lakeside story in their production at Lake Nenia in Mundaring over two weekends in February.
Tickets available from fringeworld. com. au.
Not All A Dream at Lake Nenia, Mundaring on February 10, 11, 17, 18.
Lord Byron ( Thomas Owen) taunts Mary Shelley ( Grace Chapple) about her ability as a writer.