Frankenstein's Wedding

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Frankenstein's Wedding
Frankensteins Wedding Live In Leeds Title Card.JPG
Written byChloe Moss
Directed byColin Teague
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Executive producer(s)
  • Meredith Chambers
  • Richard Fell
  • Eleanor Moran
Producer(s)Tony Followell
Running time85 mins
Original networkBBC Three
Original release19 March (2011-03-19) –
21 March 2011 (2011-03-21)

Frankenstein's Wedding (also known as Frankenstein's Wedding… Live in Leeds) is a live musical drama based on Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. The show was broadcast live on BBC Three on 19 March 2011 from Kirkstall Abbey.[1]


The show followed the same story line as Shelley's novel, however it was based mostly around the night of Victor Frankenstein's wedding. An audience of 12,000 watch from Kirkstall Abbey as Victor and Elizabeth Lavenza get married.[2] Throughout the event scenes which had been filmed prior were shown, mainly focusing on Frankenstein's monster.[3] There were moments in which the cast sang well known songs including Andrew Gower performing the song "Wires" by Athlete.



The drama was nominated for the sport and live event award at the 2012 British Academy Television Awards.[7]


  1. ^ Baron, John. "Signing Off for the Weekend - With Frankenstein's Wedding ... Live in Leeds." The Guardian. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ "A monster of a show: Why live Frankenstein's Wedding is a VERY brave experiment". Mail Online. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ Hickling, Alfred (20 March 2011). "Frankenstein's Wedding – review". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Sarah. "Monster Show: Lacey Turner Plays Out Another Doomed Relationship as Frankenstein's Bride in Live Show." Daily Mail. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Video: Backstage at BBC's Frankenstein's Wedding in Leeds". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds | Film Review Online". Film Review Online. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Bafta TV awards 2012: full list of nominations". The Guardian. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.

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