4SE. Frankenstein (Special Edition)
Released October 2014
When the crew of the Oceanus rescued a man close to death, its captain could barely have guessed at the incredible story that man would come to share. This is the story of Victor Frankenstein: a man obsessed with discovering the secret of life and cheating death; a man who brings to life to a body built from corpses; and a man who rejects this would-be child…
Soon, Victor and his creature are entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse across Europe. But who is truly the monster?
Arthur Darvill stars in this gripping audiobook adaptation of Mary Shelley’s chilling tale, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes.
This release also features a bonus documentary - Behind the Screams - examining the worlds of horror in audio drama.
NOTE: THIS CD EDITION INCLUDES TWO EXCLUSIVE ART CARDS SIGNED BY ARTHUR DARVILL AND NICHOLAS BRIGGS. THESE ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITH DOWNLOAD PURCHASES. CUSTOMERS WISHING TO BUY THIS RELEASE AS A DOWNLOAD SHOULD VISIT THE RELEASE PAGE FOR THE STANDARD VERSION.
What They've Said About Big Finish's Frankenstein:
Cultbox.co.uk - ***** - "Jonathan Barnes and everyone involved deserve to be congratulated for the quality of this story that does full justice to the original."
Sci-Fi Bulletin - 10/10 - "Intense, horrifying and brilliantly realised – more like this please, Big Finish."
Starburst Magazine - ********* - "It’s a brilliant and probably in its own terms an undervalued story, and this is a fascinating, absorbing reading of it. Highly recommended."
Written By: Mary Shelley, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes
Directed By: Scott Handcock
Arthur Darvill (Victor Frankenstein), Nicholas Briggs (Waldman/The Creature), Geoffrey Beevers (Alphonse Frankenstein/DeLacey), Georgia Moffett (Elizabeth), Terry Molloy (Christensen/Proprietor), Alex Jordan (Captain Robert Walton), Geoffrey Breton (Henry Clerval/Felix), Lizzie Hopley (Giselle/Agatha/Lorna), Stephen Fewell (Krempe/Judge/Kirwin), Sarah Ovens (Justine/Female Creature)
Producer and Script Editor Scott Handcock
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs