Frankenstein’s monstrous tale is set to spook crowds at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre next year.

From March 2 to 7, Mary Shelley’s adaptation of Frankenstein will be at the Waterside Theatre in Exchange Street.

In this adaptation of the seminal 1818 gothic horror novel, a young woman, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster which scientist Frankenstein brings to life.

Frankenstein’s creature attempts to seek out his true identity but faces many challenges along the way.

The story turns dark and vengeful in a tale of just how dangerous rejection can make someone.

Scottish screen actress Eilidh Loan is to star in the new theatrical adaptation and will be depicting Shelley herself.

The cast will also include Ben Castle-Gibb, Thierry Mabonga, Sarah MacGillivray, Natali McCleary, Michael Moreland and Greg Powrie.

Ben will play Frankenstein, the creature’s creator, making his professional debut.

Having trained at Arts Educational Schools, his credits while training include: It Never Happened, Treasure Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Radicalisation Of Bradley Manning and As You Like It.

Michael Moreland will play The Monster.

His stage credits include Knives and Hens and Richard III (Perth Theatre), The Roaring Girl, The White Devil and The Witch of Edmonton (Royal Shakespeare Company), Macbeth (Perth Theatre/Tron Theatre), What Every Woman Knows (Royal Exchange Manchester), The Found Man (Traverse Theatre) and Gagarin Way (Arts Theatre).

Writer Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, television and film, with many of her productions being nominated for awards.

Her recent theatre credits include Lucy Barton, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Strout and performed by Laura Linney at the Bridge Theatre London in 2018-19.

For more information and to book tickets visit or call 08448 717 607. Tickets from £13.