Michael Alexander tunes in to a new BBC Radio Scotland documentary airing today which examines the close links between Frankenstein author Mary Shelley and Dundee.
A complete public reading of literary classic Frankenstein will take place over a single weekend in Dundee to highlight how the city inspired author Mary Shelley to become a writer.
Frankenstein’s Monster is to be brought back to life for a new generation of Dundee schoolchildren.
Dundee’s Rep's Monstrous Bodies (Chasing Mary Shelley Down Peep O’Day Lane) is a new play written and directed by Poorboy Theatre’s Artistic Director Sandy Thomson.
Written and directed by Dundee-born Sandy Thomson, this new work intertwines the tale of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s teenage years spent in the city during the war of 1812, with the story of Roxanne – a student in modern day Dundee dealing with the aftermath of an unfortunate social media incident.
A group of travelling thespians have had almost £10,000 worth of goods stolen in a daylight raid on the apartment they were renting on a busy Dundee street.
As “blank and dreary” as the northern shores of the Tay might have been to the young Mary Godwin, her time spent in and around Dundee would prove pivotal to her literary legacy.