Scar­lett brings to life Shel­ley’s gothic tale

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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

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