Featuring a haunting live score from composer Michael Shapiro, the Northern Film Orchestra reanimates Frankenstein’s monster in a stunningly immersive musical accompaniment to the iconic picture on Halloween night at the Stoller Hall.

Originally produced without music in 1931, Frankenstein Live presents the original horror film alongside a 22-piece orchestra performing Shapiro’s eerie, atmospheric composition.

Beginning with a prologue in which the audience is warned of the horrifying tale to follow, Frankenstein recounts the doomed experiments of the eponymous doctor, as he reassembles body parts of the deceased in an attempt to create life amongst the foreboding peaks of the Bavarian mountains. When this grotesque, confused monster escapes into the countryside and leaves a path of carnage in its wake, the doctor must pursue and confront his tormented creation.

Based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein plays at The Stoller Hall with a new, enveloping musical dimension which draws fresh beauty and horror from the classic story.

For information and tickets to the one-off Halloween performance, click here.


A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Mon 31 Oct, 8pm, The Stoller Hall,
Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA
, Tel: 0333 130 0967, £24-£29
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 17 Oct 2022