Monsters of the Villa Diodati

Sam Ludwig, Caitlin Shea, and Alan Naylor in Monsters of the Villa Diodati at Creative Cauldron Keith Waters, Kx Photography
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From the creative team that brought you last season's critically acclaimed The Turn of the Screw, comes an electrifying musical premiere!  While a storm was brewing outside their villa on Lake Geneva, the famous writers inside entertained one another with ghost stories.  Lord Byron, their host, offered a challenge: produce the perfect tale of terrror before the night is out.  Conner and Smith's "bold new work" explores the nature of creativity itself, and reveals to us the inner demons that materialized in two of the most iconic monsters in Gothic literature: John Polidori's The Vampyre and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Lord Byron
Mary Shelley
Percy Shelley
John Pollidori
Claire Clairmont