In 1814 the teenage Mary Godwin meets the radical Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley for the first time. Their love is instant, passionate and irreversible. In the face of parental opposition and social scandal they elope to Europe in search of personal and artistic freedom. Helen Edmundson’s compelling play charts the emotional fallout of this legendary affair and the emergence of Mary as the brilliant author of Frankenstein.
The play will run Thursday 20 March, Friday 21 March and Saturday 22 March, 7.30 - 9.30pm daily.
This event is presented by the Department of Drama & Theatre Arts as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival.