SISATA presents Frankenstein – Open Air Theatre
July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PRESENTED BY SISATA
Frankenstein, Live Theatre in Pentridge, Dorset…
We are very pleased to announce the live performance of Frankenstein by SISATA Open Air Theatre Group right here in Pentridge!
We have been lucky enough to host SISATA twice before. In 2016 they performed Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles and in 2017 they performed William Shakespeare’s Othello on our Village Green. The performances were massive hits and we are delighted that they have agreed to return for 2018 with Frankenstein!
SISATA’s Charmaine K Parkin has collaborated with BAFTA award-winning writer and Doppelganger Productions’ artistic director, John Foster. In partnership with Lighthouse Poole and created with support from the Arts Council England, The Official Shelley Theatre and Shelley Frankenstein Festival.
Frankenstein is a modern-day take and a radical re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s infamous gothic tale to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its publication.
When humans have the knowledge and scientific advancement to create life. What if ‘the monster’ is created in the human ideal of perfection?
The play will address the topic of identity and a non-binary/transgender actor has been cast as ‘the fallen angel’.
The play will be an experimental, free adaptation inspired by ‘The Modern Prometheus’.
SISATA’s mission is to bring engaging and interactive performances of classic stories accessibly to modern audiences, highlighting the timeless issues that are presented.
View the trailer here: Frankenstein SISATA trailer
Find out more about Frankenstein here: FrankensteinSisataOpenAirTheatre
Tickets & Information
This is an open air event taking place on Pentridge Village Green. Please bring along blankets and cushions as required. There will be a licensed bar and food available to purchase at the event.
Tickets can be purchased from:
In Person: email email@example.com or text 07941 778130 to arrange to purchase tickets in person (cash only)
Please note that a booking fee is applicable for online tickets purchases
Can we bring a picnic?
You are welcome to bring along your own picnic but we do ask that you take your rubbish home. We also have a licensed bar serving Pimms, wine, beer and soft drinks plus a barbecue
Are dogs welcome?
For this particular event, we would prefer no dogs in order to enhance the enjoyment of others
Where can I park?
Parking is situated in a field off the lane down to the village, the car park will be signposted. There is a short, flat ground walk to the village green from the car park. We respectfully ask that no cars are parked in the village itself as we need to allow emergency vehicle access.
Do you have facilities for the less abled?
Our village hall has an accessible toilet. The hall has a side door with disabled access. If you cannot walk well from the car park to the village green, please speak to our parking attendant who will advise about drop off access and in severe cases may be able to offer special parking arrangements.
What if it rains?
As this is planned as an outdoor performance, we will carry on regardless of rain.
Can I bring a picnic chair?
Please feel free to bring a picnic chair and/or a picnic blanket. We will be asking that all chairs are positioned to the sides and back of the green to enable those with blankets only to have the best possible view.
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Where does the money go?
This event will help to raise funds for Pentridge Village Hall, St. Rumbolds Church and our ‘charity of the year for 2018’ Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospital At Home Team in the memory of Sarah Trent.
Our Village Hall is a former school with an abundance of character. For the past few years, funds have been raised (including grants from the National Lottery and other sources) to enable the loving restoration and refurbishment of this historic building.
Recent works on the hall have included restorative structural work, a new oak floor, soft furnishings, a new kitchen and a disabled toilet. Fundraising has also enabled the purchase of new chairs and tables, a storage shed and a defibrillator.
The hall is now available to use as a community building and for private hire. Activities and events are run by volunteers and fundraising efforts are in place to enable continued renovation, upkeep and maintenance of the hall and adjoining schoolhouse.