Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse

Ian Gelder - Kevan Lannister in the epic TV drama series Game of Thrones - is to play Frankenstein director James Whale and Will Austin is gardener Clayton Boone, who becomes the object of Whale's obsession, in the world prèmiere of Gods and Monsters at Southwark Playhouse. Gods and Monsters, directed by Russell Labey, produced by Danielle Tarento, will receive its world premiere in a five-week season now through Saturday 7 March. Press night is 10 February. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below!

Frankenstein director James Whale, long forgotten by the studios and in reclusive Hollywood retirement has fallen victim to a series of strokes. The only demons he fights now are in his head. Handsome new gardner, Clayton Boone, becomes an unlikely friend and unwitting player in Whale's grand finale. Not so much a Hollywood history as a glorious imagining, exploring the sometimes divine, sometimes monstrous landscape of obsession and desire.

Gods and Monsters is based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram - the same source material as for the 1998 Oscar-winning movie, Gods And Monsters.

English film director, theatre director and actor, James Whale was openly gay throughout his career, something that was very unusual in the 1920s and 1930s. He is best remembered for four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

The rest of the cast are Lachele Carl, Will Rastall and Joey Phillips. The creative team includes director Russell Labey, set & costume designer Jason Denvir, lighting designer Mike Robertson, sound designer John Chambers, projection designer Louise Rhoades-Brown, and producer and casting director Danielle Tarento.

Ticket prices: £18.00/£16.00 concessions. For tickets and more information, contact the Box Office at 020 7407 0234 or go online at www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

Photo Credit: Annabel Vere

high res photos

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Ian Gelder as James Whale

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Ian Gelder as James Whale

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Ian Gelder as James Whale

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Ian Gelder as James Whale

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Will Austin as Clayton Boone

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Will Austin as Clayton Boone

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Ian Gelder as James Whale and Will Austin as Clayton Boone

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Gelder and Will Austin in GODS AND MONSTERS at Southwark Playhouse
Will Austin as Clayton Boone

Related Articles View More UK / West End Stories   Shows



More Hot Stories For You

Before you go...

Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram instagram
   
popup



  SHARE