Electric Storm

A Site Specific Performance by The SPACE Company at The National Trust’s Fyne Court.

20th, 21st, 22nd October 2010

Believed by some to be the real inspiration for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Andrew Crosse attempted to create life in his garden laboratory at Fyne Court, Broomfield. His dramatic experiments saw him wind copper wire around the trees surrounding his fine Victorian house, in order to harness electrical energy from lightening storms. This production is based on story: the story of a man incensed by opportunity and ambition, renounced by some as a fool trying to ‘play God’, ‘meddling in the act of creation’.

 The performance, devised by the Somerset Performing Arts Centre for Education (which is a post 16 centre of learning), will lead the audience outdoors, to the site where his experiments took place. You are promised a visual feast, with drama, dance and song with live music.

Although the section of the performance that takes place outdoors will not last more than ten minutes please bring appropriate clothing.


Adults - £6.00

Concessions - £5.00

Students - £4.50

 Available from the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre Box Office on (01823 41 41 41)

and from the café at Fyne Court.