Nottingham Playhouse play to give insight into turbulent life of author Mary Shelley

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A NEW play will give theatre-goers an insight into the turbulent life of author Mary Shelley before she wrote her classic novel Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley, written by award-winning playwright Helen Edmundson, opens at Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday (17th April) and will run until 5th May.

The production examines how the young Mary deals with the early death of her mother, the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and her relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Artistic Director, of Nottingham Playhouse Giles Croft, said: “We are thrilled to be co-producing Mary Shelley with Shared Experience and West Yorkshire Playhouse, in association with Oxford Playhouse.

“Our previous collaborations with Shared Experience include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, War and Peace and A Passage to India, all of which resulted in some outstanding theatre and I know Mary Shelley will offer audiences a night of gripping and beautifully staged theatre.”

Tickets are priced between £7.50 and £26.50 and are available from the Box Office on (0115) 941 9419 or by visiting Nottingham Playhouse box office. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hash tag #maryshelley.