A one-man adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein will be performed at Craigdarroch Castle on Saturday nights throughout October. (File contributed/Bruce Davies)

A one-man adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein will be performed at Craigdarroch Castle on Saturday nights throughout October. (File contributed/Bruce Davies)

One-man Frankenstein show coming to Craigdarroch Castle

Halloween-oriented special livens up the Castle on Saturday nights in October

A fearsome monster will be creeping through the creaky halls of Craigdarroch Castle in October.

Actor Jason Stevens will portray the infamous Victor Frankenstein – as well as a slew of other characters – in a one-man performance of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, based on the bookoriginally published in 1818.

More than 200 years after its debut, the story still resonates with people.

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“It’s one of those tales that surprises us with its emotional depth and cultural relevance,” Stevens said. “Underneath, it’s a love story and a story about abandonment and loneliness, but it’s also a story about social responsibility, which is a very relevant topic in our culture today.”

Stevens also performs Craigdarroch’s popular one-man version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Frankenstein plays Saturday evenings Oct. 5-26 with showtimes at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available online at thecastle.ca/pages/events, or by calling 250-592-5323. Tickets can also be picked up in person at Craigdarroch Castle at 1050 Joan Cres. 

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