We caught up with award-winning playwright Helen Edmundson, to find out more about her play Mary Shelley, which is on now until 5 May at Nottingham Playhouse.
What first drew you to Mary Shelley and her story?
I had read Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ as a teenager and the story had really captured my imagination. Coming back to it, I realised it is much much more than a horror story or a thriller – it is a novel of ideas, and I found myself wanting to discover how a girl of eighteen had managed to write something so philosophically challenging and profound.
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein aged just 18 – what do you think