With the team right in the thick of planning for this year’s Manx Litfest, we can reveal one of the headline shows for the festival – renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty is bringing his retelling of Frankenstein to the Gaiety Theatre, to mark 200 years since Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel was first published.
Ben is the founder of The Crick Crack Club and one of the UK’s leading performance storytellers. Accompanied by musician Sianed Jones, they draw on the original story, Hollywood’s cinematic retellings, Greek and Jewish legends, and pop culture, to deliver a powerful and startling contemporary performance, which was originally commissioned by the Hay Festival.
This year’s Litfest runs from Tuesday, September 25 through to Sunday, September 30, with Frankenstein taking place at the Gaiety on the evening of Friday, September 28 – tickets will be on sale via the Villa Gaiety website very soon.
Ben will also giving a storytelling performance for children, and holding a storytelling workshop during his visit – details for both of these will be announced soon.