Frankenstein (1959)

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David Campton
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Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

16 July 1959
16 July 1959
12 August 1959
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Stephen Joseph

Ann Hughesdon
Rosemary Green
Don Brown
Character
Victor
Henri
Elizabeth
Justine
Mme. Couper
M. Clerval
The Creature
Actor
William Elmhirst
Alan Ayckbourn
Dona Martyn
Faynia Jeffery
Ann Hughesdon
David Campton
Stephen Joseph

Notes

Frankenstein was originally intended to run for three weeks in repertory. However, the final week (27 August - 2 September) was replaced by Alan Ayckbourn's The Square Cat due to the popularity of the latter.
This was a new stage adaptation by David Campton off Mary Shelley's famed Gothic novel Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus.
The role of The Creature was uncredited in the programme, but was actually played by the company's Artistic Director Stephen Joseph.
David Campton was the Library Theatre's first writer-in-residence and met Stephen Joseph as a participant in one of his playwriting courses held at the Central School Of Speech And Drama, London, prior to the Library Theatre opening in 1955.
Frankenstein was presented without an interval.
Frankenstein was later renamed by Campton as The Gift Of Fire for later productions and publication.

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