Think you know the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster? Trevor Allen's The Creature strips the monster classic of the melodrama and neck-bolts, and instead presents the tale in the style of a classic radio play. Set on a ship in the early 1800s, we’re taken on the journey of Dr. Frankenstein, as he recounts his experiments in re-animation and the monster he eventually brings to life. Listen each week as the team behind The Creature creates an aurally stunning experience using binaural recording technology to relay the story of a brilliant, but ethically questionable scientist, and the monstrous, yet sympathetic, creature he creates. Originally slated to be a staged production in the Dragon’s 2020 season, the project was re-imagined for the audio-only experience due to COVID-19.
Put on your headphones, and experience the stunning tale that is The Creature. Teaser trailer available below!
We begin our story on a ship bound to discover a Northern Passage through the Arctic, where Captain Walton encounters a strange man stranded on the ice. The stranger begins his tale of destruction and despair.
The Creature and Frankenstein describe their birth and upbringing. We see Frankenstein experience joy, loss, and his schooling beginnings at Ingolstadt. The Creature starts to find his way in a new world and takes shelter near a poor family.
Frankenstein listens to the lectures of Professor Waldman and begins to experience the start of madness while the Creature learns language and the meaning of kindness. Frankenstein experiments with a new idea and toils away in his laboratory. The Creature questions why he was brought to life.