Abbey Theatre presents Theatre Lovett


17 August - 1 September 2018

Booking Information

Dates:  17 August – 1 September
On the Peacock Stage 

Free First Preview: 17 August

Previews: 18 – 20 August

Times: Mon – Sat, 8pm

Tickets: €25 / Conc. €20

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes (no interval)

Early Bird tickets available until 6 July.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Not recommended for under 16s.

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 30 August, 8:00pm

A modern mutation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

This daring adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic re-imagines Victor Frankenstein as a gene-splicing molecular biologist who creates human life from his own DNA, with catastrophic results.

Speaking from a holding cell, Frankenstein is desperate to set the record straight.

A modern ghost story and psychological thriller, this version of Frankenstein aims to chill us with the darkness we hold within our DNA — and our hearts.

Age Guidance: Not recommended for under 16s.

Please note that there is brief use of strobe lighting.

#Frankenstein #FRNKNSTN


A 'gripping adaptation'
The Guardian

'A gripping theatrical experience'
Sunday Business Post

'Beautifully realised in a supremely riveting, one man performance'
The Arts Review

'Marvellously brought to life in Louis Lovett's storming performance'
Sunday Independent

'This play transcends its genre... it's a finely tuned symphony of movement, sound and lighting'
Sunday Times

'West's script is clever and perceptive... Sarah Jane Shiels' spectacular lighting... creates a brilliant psychosis made of light'
Irish Independent

Audience Reaction 


Images © Ros Kavanagh.



  • Cast: Louis Lovett
  • Writer: Michael West
  • Director: Muireann Ahern
  • Set Design: Ger Clancy
  • Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Composer and Sound Design: Dunk Murphy
  • Ingénieur: Jack Phelan
  • Costume Design: Liadain Kaminska
  • Sculptural Works: Ger Clancy and Matthew Kennedy in association with ArtFx Ltd
  • Make Up Consultant: Lorraine McCrann
  • Production Manager: Lisa Mahony
  • Theatre Lovett Stage Manager: Clare Howe
  • Abbey Theatre Stage Manager: Tara Furlong
  • Producer: Jeanine MacQuarrie
  • Publicity and Production Photography: Ros Kavanagh
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