Mary Shelley in Bath

To mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Sheila Hannon, has researched, written and produced a new theatrical walking tour of Bath, where much of the novel was written. She shares here some insights into the city’s significant role in the development of Shelley’s classic work.

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Frankenstein in Bath Winner of Best Live performance

Winner of Best Live performance, Creative Bath Awards 2017

Delighted to win Best Live Performance at the Creative Bath awards for FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH.

A powerful commitment and presence in Bath. Their performances are spellbinding and thought-provoking. And we praise their campaign for a blue plaque for Frankenstein author Mary Shelley”

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Frankenstein in Bath Great reviews for Frankenstein in Bath

Theatre Bath: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is an enthralling story, well told and meticulously researched, with many newly-discovered facts… …You will be entertained, enlightened and horrified in equal measure. Fascinating. Read the full review »

Bath Newseum:

Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair are all woven into a street performance that was both informative and – please forgive the pun – even shocking in its revelations. Read the full review »

Trip Advisor

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value
All reviews here »

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Current Productions Frankenstein in Bath

Frankenstein in Bath 2018

more genuine Gothic horror than her novel… enthralling” — Theatre Bath

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value” — Trip Advisor 5*

captivating, breathtaking” — Listomania, Bath

wonderful evening… my students were quite simply enthralled” — group organiser

Eastenders with posh people and poetry!” — audience member

An extraordinary walking tour revealing Bath’s best kept secret: Mary Shelley wrote much of FRANKENSTEIN in Bath. Secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations and false identities – walk in Mary Shelley’s footsteps as she wrote her gothic masterpiece in the autumn/winter of 1816/17.

FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH takes you where she lived, where she wrote, and where she kept her dark secrets – as a chain of real life disasters unfolded around her.

To mark the 200th anniversary of FRANKENSTEIN’s publication, there’s now a plaque to Mary Shelley in Bath – included in the tour.

Tickets

Tickets cost £10, advance booking recommended (some tickets available each night, cash only). Book tickets online here »

MEET/START: outside Sally Lunn’s, North Parade Passage, BATH BA1 1NX and ends close by. Lasts approx 90 mins. Mainly on the flat with stops along the way.
Not recommended for under 12s.

Sally Lunn’s, the perfect place to eat before the tour: www.sallylunns.co.uk

Please contact us for private tours and large groups »

Tours between March and October

March: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, 31st all start at 7.30pm
April: 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th all start at 7.30pm
May: 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st all start at 8pm
June: 1st, 2nd all start at 8pm
August: 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st all start at 7.30pm
September: 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th all start at 7.30pm
October: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th all start at 6.30pm

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Photos from Frankenstein in Bath performances

Photos: Zuleika Henry