Play­ing God

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A world bal­let pre­miere of Franken­stein is com­ing to the Royal Opera House (4-27 May; p. 52). It is in­spired by Mary Shel­ley’s gothic novel about a scientist who cre­ates a mon­ster that can think and feel. Chore­og­ra­pher Liam Scar­lett says: ‘I don’t think many peo­ple know the heart and soul of the story. It’s es­sen­tially about love. It’s about a mon­ster who is desperately seek­ing guid­ance. He’s in­cred­i­bly vul­ner­a­ble and shunned by his cre­ator, or father. I want peo­ple to feel some­thing when they watch the work.’

Peo­ple, Places and Things

A 30-some­thing ac­tress lives the high life un­til she be­comes hooked on drugs and al­co­hol and ends up in re­hab. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £25-£90. www.wyn­d­ham­sthe­ Wyn­d­ham The­atre, Char­ing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA. T: 0844- 482 5120. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Slap­stick com­edy about a mur­der mys­tery. TueSat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 3pm & 7pm. Tick­ets £20-£65. www.the­p­laythat­ Duchess The­atre, 3-5 Cather­ine St, WC2B 5LA. T: 0844- 482 9672. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

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