Scarlett brings to life Shelley’s gothic tale
The Royal Ballet’s artist in residence Liam Scarlett, 29, has created Frankenstein, his first full-length work for the main stage.
The production is a stylised period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, a tale of morality and our need for companionship.
Scarlett has been hailed as a prodigy and is the youngest ever choreographer to create a major work for the main stage.
A dancer, he says he was inspired by watching the corps de ballet from the back of the stage, watching the work as a whole rather than just the principals. Royal Opera House, May 4-27
The set of Frankenstein