Colour Dreams of Dr. Frankenstein
Black Light Theatre of Prague, Rytířská 31, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
- 2. 4. 2018 – 3. 4. 2018
- 5. 4. 2018 – 8. 4. 2018
- 16. 4. 2018 – 17. 4. 2018
- 19. 4. 2018 – 22. 4. 2018
It was primarily Mary Shelley’s cult classic novel Frankenstein that inspired the creators of this black theatre project, which premiered on April 4th, 2006 at the Palace Theatre. However, alongside doctor Frankenstein, it features many other well-known characters from the world of detective and horror stories.
Dr. Frankenstein, a slightly absent-minded and loony scientist, is obsessed with the idea of creating an artificial man. To help bring about his plan, he seeks the cooperation of great figures from detective and horror stories. Among those reawakened to life: the Invisible Man, Sherlock Holmes, the Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula…
You will experience unexpected adventures alongside the protagonist in his quest across Europe. You will find yourself in the depths of the ocean among dancing jellyfish, see the Eiffel Tower come to life in Paris, meet merry mountain men yodelling in their typical Tyrolean folk costumes while crossing the Alps, and Vienna will live up to its reputation as the capital of waltz. In mysterious Transylvania, below Count Dracula’s castle, a gypsy woman is telling fortunes… A future of glory or woe?
Embark on a romantic journey to fulfil the dream of an absent-minded professor who will gain your sympathies by his kind-hearted humour.
The show takes advantage of all the classical black theatre elements and effects. Inventive tricks are combined with enchanting music and a captivating story into a poetic whole whose tongue-in-cheek treatment and humour diverge significantly from the original horror story, making at an accessible and entertaining show for audiences of all generations.
running time: 1 h 10 min (no intermission)