Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Mary Shelley’s original, re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us.

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

About Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

6th Aug 2019 to 25th Aug 2019
Various times - see event website for details
Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
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SCOTTISH PREMIERE | A BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE AND BAC BEATBOX ACADEMY PRODUCTION

Electrifying gig. Thrilling theatre. Tongue-twisting vocal gymnastics.

Mary Shelley’s original, re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us. Frankenstein will leave you asking: who are the monsters we fear? Who created them? And how the hell did they just do that with their voices?!

BAC Beatbox Academy is Battersea Arts Centre’s homegrown young collective. Having performed at The Royal Festival Hall, Latitude Festival and appeared on Gareth Malone’s The Choir (BBC Two), the collective make their Scottish debut.

Each performance (excluding 10pm) will kick off with a curtain raiser performance created by young people from Leith Academy as part of a collaborative project between Edinburgh International Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Traverse Theatre.

All performances of Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster will be Relaxed. This means we'll take a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. Latecomers will be admitted, and re-admittance will be allowed throughout the show. Ear defenders will be available for those with sensory sensitivities.

Venue: Traverse 1

Price: Preview tickets £15/£9 | Full price £22 | Standard concession £16.50 | Under 30s & Students £15 | Other concession £5

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Age Guide: 14+

Contains strong language and audience interaction.

Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.
Supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations and Arts Council England.
Curtain raiser performances supported by Edinburgh International Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Traverse Theatre.

Image: Joyce Nicholls

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23rd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

23rd August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe!
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

24th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

24th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Catalan duo JANSKY, with their rave of sound, verse and a great deal of jazz improvisation, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe!
Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

24th August 2019
Misha Rachlevsky and the multi award-winning Russian String Orchestra return for seven special evening concerts, each totally different, showcasing major works from the 18th century to present day.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

24th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe!
Fest on Forth

Fest on Forth

25th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August.
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

25th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

10th September 2019 - 19th October 2019
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
The Monstrous Heart

The Monstrous Heart

22nd October 2019 - 2nd November 2019
The Monstrous Heart is thrilling, chilling and witty, examining afresh the eternal question of whether we ever really change how we’re made.

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Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
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19th Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
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Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
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