It has been announced that Danielle Tarento is producing the world premiere of Gods and Monsters.
Directed and written by Russell Labey, the production will open at the Southwark Playhouse on 10th February 2015 (previews from 5th February) and run for a limited five-week season until 7th March 2015.
Frankenstein director James Whale, long forgotten by the studios and in reclusive Hollywood retirement has fallen victim to a series of strokes. The only demons he fights now are in his head. Handsome new gardner, Clayton Boone, becomes an unlikely friend and unwitting player in Whale’s grand finale.
Not so much a Hollywood history as a glorious imagining, exploring the sometimes divine, sometimes monstrous landscape of obsession and desire. Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram - the same source material as for the 1998 Oscar-winning movie, Gods And Monsters.
Casting to be announced.
Tarento recently produced Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse and Man To Man at the Park Theatre. Casting was recently announced for her production of The Grand Tour which opens at the Finborough Theatre in January.