By Helen Edmundson
A co-production between Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Lover of Shelley.
Author of Frankenstein…
Following the sell-out success of Brontë in 2011, Shared Experience returns to the Tricycle bringing to life the extraordinary tale of Mary Shelley – and how she came to write one of the greatest stories ever told, aged just 19.
This astonishing new play explores Shelley’s remarkable life: her controversial philosopher father, her scandalous elopement aged 16 and what led her to write a novel, so radical in its ideology, that in 1817 she changed the literary landscape forever.
‘Theatre this engrossing is so rare, I can only urge you not to miss it.’ Time Out
Shared Experience is renowned for bringing classics to the stage in bold, imaginative ways. For Mary Shelley it reunites with award-winning writer Helen Edmundson whose ground-breaking adaptations (Mill on the Floss, Coram Boy, Anna Karenina) have inspired generations of audiences.
Mary Shelley is directed by Polly Teale, Artistic Director of Shared Experience. Celebrated for her potent visual and imaginative style, Polly won the Evening Standard Award for Best Director for her own play After Mrs Rochester, which also won the Time Out Award for Best West End Production.