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Mary Shelley at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Issue No. 2295

Shared Experience theatre company brings to stage the life of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein and political radical.

Frankenstein, which she wrote aged 21, was created a sensation when it was published anonymously in 1818.

The show is written by award winning playwright Helen Edmundson who specialises in adapting literature for the stage.

It looks at Mary Shelley’s relationship with the liberal political philosopher William Goodwin, her father.

Mary Shelley
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds LS2
directed by Polly Teale
£17, until 7 April

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Tue 20 Mar 2012, 18:10 GMT
Issue No. 2295
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