Public performances at Shelley Park theatre

Yesterday Bournemouth’s Mary Shelley Festival ended with a performance of a play at the Mary Shelley pub and a brief poetry reading at the Shelley tomb at St Peter’s.

At the end of this month there will be an opportunity to see another play about Shelley performed at the cliff top Shelley Park in Boscombe. The house was home to the poet’s son Sir Percy who built an indoor theatre where he staged his own plays. He even painted scenery.

Frankenstein – The year without a summer is being performed by candlelight in the as yet unrestored theatre on Wedesday 27 to Saturday 30 October. Booking is via the Regent Centre at Christchurch. The rest of the building, part of the town and coast path heritage, has recently been restored.

See page 46 and 47.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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