Gods and Monsters

A Play by Russell Labey

Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram

Frankenstein director James Whale, long forgotten by the studios and in reclusive Hollywood retirement has fallen victim to a series of strokes. The only demons he fights now are in his head. Handsome new gardener, Clayton Boone, becomes an unlikely friend and unwitting player in Whale’s grand finale.

Not so much a Hollywood history as a glorious imagining exploring the sometimes divine, sometimes monstrous landscape of obsession and desire. Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram – the same source material as for the 1998 Oscar-winning movie, Gods And Monsters.

Reviews of the original London Production:

★★★★
“An attractive and highly entertaining piece, full of humour but with a definite tinge of darkness” The Londonist

★★★★
"absolutely compelling” Time Out