TALENTED King’s Ely Junior pupils wowed audiences with their electrifying production of Frankenstein.

After months of planning and rehearsing, Year 7 and 8 thespians took to the stage on November 20th and 21st to present an adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel that was full of shocking twists and turns, and which certainly kept audiences on the edge of their seats.

More than 200 people attended the King’s Company production, which was held in the school’s Hayward Theatre and was directed by Teacher of Drama at King’s Ely, Kathryn Sudbury.

Miss Sudbury said: “I am very proud of the cast. They approached the play and the subjects of discrimination and difference in a mature and forward thinking manner. Their energy and enthusiasm during their rehearsals and performances made them a joy to work with!”

Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The novel was written by British author Mary Shelley in 1818 and since then it has been rapidly reimagined as a stage play, with more than 100 adaptations, satires, re-workings and productions for television and film, and many more on the stage.

King’s Ely Senior’s production next month is Jesus Christ Superstar, tickets for which sold out within a matter of days.

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