Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world.

For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.

Choreography Liam Scarlett
Music Lowell Liebermann
Designer John Macfarlane
Lighting designer David Finn

‘Liam Scarlett’s first full-length ballet is a creature feature in a class of its own’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘McRae is superb as the Creature at the centre of Liam Scarlett’s ambitious production’ ★★★ The Guardian

‘Impressive confidence’ ★★★ The Independent