Dr Frankenstein is BACK and busy getting the laboratory ready for the grand unveiling in 3 days time! Frankenstein has unearthed new miracle cures this year from the excavation findings at The Old Grammar School, Coventry. Are you daring to try the darkly humorous edible delights at Nightmares & Nibbles which has shows dates across on Friday 26th October, Saturday 27th October and Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Claire Cogan aka Dr Frankenstein, is an Irish actress living in Leicester. Claire has been treading the boards for a long, long time and has over 100 shows under her belt. Fear not, we are not going to name them all here! Over the past two years she has been working with the highly acclaimed Spanner In The Works Theatre Company on their USA and Ireland Tour of ‘Mind Games’ a new play written by Patricia Downey. CahootsNI playing the Mum in their award winning production ‘Shh We Have A Plan’, which toured America and Canada for 4 months last year and heads off to the states again next year. Claire was last seen at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry playing the part of Trish, in Paven Virk’s play Dinner Ladies.

Claire has adapted the popular book ‘Santa is coming to Leicester’ and will be the first Christmas show in the studio for the newly opened Haymarket Theatre.

Random Fact: Claire plays The Bodhran (Irish Drum) and in true Kayleigh style usually gets it out late at night after several pints of Guinness and 14 Bushmills whiskeys, her neighbours hate her with a passion.

Last film watched on Netflix: Wonder (Cried…lots!)

Claire says she is over the moon to be working again with Vortex Creates. Claire loves watching us transform an empty space saying the attention to detail, creativity and sheer hard work is truly awe-inspiring, when the finished article is revealed.

Thanks for the lovely words Claire, we know you will say we made you write this! Your humour is why we love working with you. You keep us up-beat during an intense few days creating the brand new laboratory for this years show.

Meet Dr F for yourself. Tickets for entry into this years laboratory are available here


  1. Michele on October 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

    One scary DrFranky !

  2. Julie on November 1, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Fabulous evening, Dr F was superb!

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