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.wyndhamstheatre.co.uk. 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.theplaythatgoeswrong.com. Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, WC2B 5LA. T: 0844- 482 9672. Station: Covent Garden.