“Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Dundee Rep Ensemble and Poorboy Ensemble are delighted to present a world premiere Monstrous Bodies (Chasing Mary Shelley Down Peep O’Day Lane) written and directed by Poorboy’s Sandy Thomson.
Two teenage girls strive to find their voice in unchartered territory centuries apart.
It's 1812 - America has just declared war on Britain shortly after the Prime Minister was shot dead in parliament. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who will later become Mary Shelley and write the first science fiction novel ever, Frankenstein, is travelling on a boat from London to Dundee to stay with the radical Baxter family, and to find her imagination.
In 2017 – Roxanne Walker had so much studying to do for school she nearly didn’t go to the party on Peep O’Day Lane. But everyone needs a night off, right? She doesn’t mean to crash out but when someone takes a topless photo of her, Roxanne’s life as she knows it is over.
Unless it isn’t.
“Some people have the gift of looking at the world and imagining that it could be different.“ Roxanne Walker