The Garden Suburb Theatre (GST) is a friendly and welcoming amateur theatre company.

We are a registered charity promoting involvement in the Dramatic Arts in North London. We welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about drama, either by participating in or coming to watch one of our diverse programme of shows.

Audition Notice


by Philip Pullman


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday 30th October 2014, 8pm
  • Friday 31st October 2014, 5pm
  • Friday 31st October 2014, 8:15pm
  • Saturday 1st November 2014, 8pm
  • Sunday 2nd November 2014, 4pm

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD


St Margaret's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD

Sunday 27th July 2014, 5pm

Director: Andrew Farrer

What introduction does Frankenstein need? In Philip Pullman’s words, Frankenstein is a story about what it means to be human. The creature’s journey from newly created scientific ‘triumph’ to becoming his young creator’s nemesis is handled in a fast paced and lively script that will take the audience on a white knuckle ride towards the young doctor’s inevitable destruction.

Please note this audition will held on the same day in the same venue as the Our Man In Havana audition.

These are open auditions. Please read the auditions page if you have never auditioned with the GST before.

  • Captain WaltonArctic explorer, opens and ends the play. Possible double with Felix.
  • The creatureAthletic, powerfully built male. Made of corpses.
  • Victor FrankensteinBrilliant, idealistic, young researcher of the modern philosophy.
  • ElizabethFrankenstein’s cousin and fiancée.
  • AgatheBlind political refugee who befriends the creature. Possible double with smaller parts.
  • LandladyLikely double with Bride / Agathe.
  • ClervalFrankenstein's friend and critic.
  • FelixAgathe’s brother, may double with Clerval or Walton.
  • The Creature’s BrideFemale, hideous (make up assistance will be provided). Likely double with Landlady, possibly with Agathe too.
  • ServantDoubled from the cast.

Audition Pieces:

p10 Captain Walton
p12 Frankenstein+Clerval
p13 Frankenstein+Clerval
p34 Monster+Agathe
p35 Monster+Agathe
p36 Monster, Agathe+Felix
p38 Frankenstein+Elizabeth
p39 Frankenstein+Elizabeth
p44 Frankenstein+Monster
p45 Frankenstein+Monster
p47 Clerval+Elizabeth
p48 Clerval+Elizabeth
p49 Clerval+Elizabeth
p53 Frankenstein+Monster
p54 Frankenstein+Monster
p55 Captain Walton

For more information contact:
Andrew Farrer

Please email Andrew Farrer if you want any more information or a copy of the script for reading. 
We will be rehearsing on two evenings a week and on Sunday afternoons. Rehearsals will be held at St. Margaret's Church Hall.

Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 27th July!
Andrew Farrer