Scottish screen actress Eilidh Loan stars in the new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which launched at Perth Theatre on September 5. Here, she tells Michael Alexander about the 'incredible' inspiration she has taken from the 19th century author.
On Sunday December 28 1879, during a violent winter storm, the train to Dundee was crossing over the River Tay when a huge section of the bridge collapsed, taking with it 59 souls. It was a disaster beyond anybody’s imagination.
In times of rancour, conflict and division, people heading out to the theatre sometimes just want a rollicking good night out. What better way to ignore the horrors on the news and madness in the papers than a comic caper about rich people, their never-ending deceit, and a mischievous ghost raised by accident during a séance?
The writer Lorna Moon’s story is worth a play of its own, but for this revival of Mike Gibb’s touring 2010 production, just Moon’s own memories of her upbringing in rural Aberdeenshire are the subject.