This show toured in Autumn 2010

The Year Without a Summer



"Helen Davis's stunning new play"Blackmore Vale Magazine

" at its most riveting..."
 Dorset Echo

"...exceptional cast..." 
Blackmore Vale Magazine

In May 1816 Mary and Percy Shelley travelled to Lake Geneva to stay with the infamous Lord Byron. It was here; late at night by candlelight that Mary discussed her fascination of the medical experiments of the 18th century, specifically the ability of animating dead matter and the horrors of restoring a corpse to life. Prompted by her imagination, Byron forms a challenge… for Mary to create a supernatural story entirely of her own. Inspired by reality and driven by fiction the three of them unfold Mary's tale creating one of the greatest stories of all time!

A fantastically chilling tale told by three actors that will leave your hair standing on end!

Let the experiment begin...!


Director/Writer – Helen Watts 
Composer – Eamonn O’Dwyer
Lighting Design – Ed Burnside and Jess Mullins
Education - Ed Burnside
Sound designer - Jamsheed Master
Designer – Johanna Muessig
Movement – Ben Redfern

Mary Shelley - Natalie Farmer
Percy Shelley - Gary Trainor
Lord Byron - William Kenning


This Production was produced by:

Fiona Davis, Ed Burnside and Helen Watts


© 2014 Dorset Corset Theatre Company

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