Tin Shed Theatre - Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show!

Tin Shed Theatre

Company Name:

Tin Shed Theatre Co

Description of the Company:

Based in Newport, South Wales, we are Justin Cliffe, Antonio Rimola and Georgina Harris. The work we do is as varied as the things that inspire it. We explore empty buildings, transform spaces, and fill theatres and studios with new work as well as exciting re-tellings inspired by existing texts.

Aims in Edinburgh:

Primarily we are looking to open up numerous dialogues between us and people who can help us grow, strengthen and support our work. Touring nationally and internationally is important for us. We also want to connect with new audiences.

Key Contact:

Justin Cliffe

Contact Details:

Justin Cliffe

Production Name:

Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show!

Edinburgh Venue:

C-Nova: Studio 1

Dates: 31st July – 13th August

Performance Times:


Production Description:

Mary Shelley will roll in her grave...

Through the depraved eyes of one cynical raconteur and his gaggle of gormless goons, Mary Shelley’s Classic Gothic Horror story Frankenstein is retold in stunning detail as a play within a play immersed in the twisted and debauched world of a Victorian Freak Show!

Influenced by Meta-Theatre, German Expressionism, Brechtian techniques and the French Clowning tradition, Tin Shed Theatre Co,utilise puppetry, mixed media & a high-energy performance style to bring you the darkly comical and sickly twisted, five star reviewed, Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show.



Number in Cast:


Touring availability:

01.04.14 – 01.01.15

Size of Company on tour:


How the production is transported:

ONE VAN. A seven seater LDV CONVOY fit’s all of the company and set.

Technical Requirements:

Dimensions of acting space:
Approx 6m wide, 5m deep.

GET IN TIME: 1.30hr


Actors enter through auditorium onto stage.

Wrap-around activities/outreach:

We have experience in delivering short talks/lectures: Tips For Starting A Theatre Company.

We also deliver workshops including: Creative Writing. Devising Theatre. From Page to Stage (adapting the novel and other existing text).

Key review quotes:

"One of the most impressive theatre performances I have ever seen" - Broadway Baby

"Marvellously grotesque" - The Latest

"An overwhelming triumph" - Love Shrewsbury

Links to Company website:


Other productions available for touring:

See website above.

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