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James Whale: The Father of Frankenstein

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

How did a working class lad born into 19th Century Dudley become, for his time, the highest paid director in Hollywood?

Join Craig Denston for a spooktacular look into the life of Dudley-born director, James Whale.

This presentation details an extraordinary life story that goes from a factory to a war, through art to the theatre, to the making of some of the most influential horror movies of all time, and yet ultimately to a heartbreakingly tragic end.

Craig is the former Workshop Manager for Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre – for its time, the largest puppet theatre in Great Britain (Producing four productions per year). By 1992 he began to work freelance, as a mask maker and puppet maker, whilst also giving talks and guided tours on a variety of subjects

This talk is free for Wolverhampton Society members, whereas guests will need to provide a donation of £3 on the door. Free refreshments are available to all.


October 27
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Wolverhampton Society


Penn United Reformed Church
333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF
Wolverhampton, WV4 5QF GB
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