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This Halloween, Frankenstein will wreak havoc in the hallowed halls of the Craigdarroch Castle.

Beginning October 9th and running until October 30th, this four-night, one-man version of Mary Shelley’s classic horror story, Frankenstein, will take place in the Castle’s dance hall, located on the fourth floor.

Frankenstein, written by Shelley at 18-years-old, is a story about Victor Frankensteina young scientist who creates a hideous creature in an unorthodox science experiment.

The act will feature Jason Stevens, who is also known for his popular one-man production of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

A classically-trained, professional actor, Stevens comes from the prestigious Drama Centre in London and has performed with various theatre companies in Victoria and Vancouver.

His take on Frankenstein will both honour its historical relevance, while staying poignant to the cultural implications of such a story in a modern age.

“It’s one of those tales that surprises us with its emotional depth and cultural relevance,” said Stevens.

“Underneath, it’s a love story and a story about abandonment and loneliness, but it’s also a story about social responsibility which is a very relevant topic in our culture today.”

The show will begin at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:45 p.m., and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Audience size is limited to 45 attendees.

On October 16th, 23rd and 30th, a second show was added at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets are $30 ($25 for members) at Frankenstein Tickets – Eventbrite, or by calling 250-592-5323.

Note that all COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Frankenstein Returns

Where: Craigdarroch Castle

When: October 9th, October 16th, 23rd and 30th.

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