The Monster & Mary Shelley
An atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of ‘fear’. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.
The Monster and Mary Shelley was originally produced in 2018 on the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein. The Monster and Mary Shelley opened at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on April 20th before going on to tour for three weeks, throughout Scotland.
In 2019, The Occasion Theatre Co completed a further tour of this highly acclaimed production with support from Arts Council England. The production played a series of dates in England in the Autumn, from the Lake District to Winchester, and prior to this there were five Scottish performances, from Inverness in the north to Dumfries in the south.
Supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.
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All tracks written, performed, and recorded by Richard Williams
- As well as writing and recording the music, I also toured with The Monster & Mary Shelley on both the 2018 Scottish and the 2019 UK tours. As Assistant Technician I spent many long hours setting up and taking down the set and lighting, plus I also was in charge of the live sound production for each performance (120 sound cues in just over an hour) and also performed live spoken-word vocal work during the show.
“Richard Williams’ sound design moves from brooding electronic sweeps to punky drone. All of which makes for a vivid cut-up of psychological light and shade that gets to the dark heart of the creative urge within.” – Neil Cooper, The Herald