Mary Shelley 15

BUY TICKETS 5pm Sunday 19 August

DIRECTOR Haifaa Al-Mansour
CAST Elle Fanning, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Tom Sturridge

Director Haifaa Al-Mansour brings us the story of Mary Wollstonecraft marriage to Percy Shelley and how she wrote Frankenstein.

Mary Wollstonecraft’s family are horrified when they discover she has eloped with her lover Percy Shelley, accompanied by her half-sister, Claire. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads Mary to conceive her novel Frankenstein. This film from director Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda) celebrates Mary Shelley as the independent spirit and trailblazing woman that she was.
(2017 UK / Luxembourg / USA 121 mins)

[Elle Fanning’s] vivid portrayal of the writer as a young author shows an understanding that, for all its sadness and distress, her life shone with greatness. She is a survivor who has gone through hell and come out on the other side, scarred but wiser, while the famous men in her life have to hang their heads and acknowledge her talent. And Fanning stirringly articulates, in a surprisingly resolute London accent, the lessons she has learned.  Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

BBFC advice: Contains moderate sex, sex references and drug misuse
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)

This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at to ensure that audio description is available. The optimum sound can be heard in the first three rows in the auditorium (rows AA, A and B), seats 1-12. We are currently seeking funding to install an enhanced system that will cover the whole auditorium.