Frank Enstein

For Children and Adults

Perth in April

Queen’s Park Theatre12 May 2018

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre16 May 2018

Albany Entertainment Centre19 May 2018

 

"This is a thoughtful, engaging and necessary piece of dance theatre, that challenges how we view others"

PERTH ARTS LIVE

"I love storytelling that makes you think about your circumstances, challenging how you think about the world, and how you think about yourself in the world.

…Good theatre impresses you with athleticism, challenges your mind, and exercises your emotions. On all these fronts, Frank Enstein succeeds." 

BLANK GC

funny, polished and strong on the charm of the performers, each of whom shows a vivid individuality and actorly skills as well as being a consummate dancer. As with most stories created for children this one has universal charm.”

THE AUSTRALIAN

“This production, while staying true to the novels significant themes, finds joy, humour and contemporary relevance in an imaginative, 60 minute, highly-theatrical tale of isolation, difference, inclusion, love and self-acceptance.”  

DANCE AUSTRALIA

Frank could be a genius. Just one more ‘i’ and he’d be an Einstein!

Battling his own physical impairment, Frank harnesses electricity from a storm and animates his world by making his imaginary friends real, ‘perfect’ monsters to fulfil his desire to be ‘normal’ and to be accepted by others. But can he control what he creates? And who is the real monster anyway?

Made by The Farm in collaboration with Co3 Australia
Commissioned by The Farm, Co3 Australia & Bleach* Festival

At The Farm work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal. 

Directed by: Grayson Millwood and Gavin Webber

Created with and performed by: Brianna Kell, Zachary Lopez (Co3), Talitha Maslin (Co3), Daniel Monks and Andrew Searle (Co3), 

Lighting Design: Mark Howett

Set Design: Vilma Mattila

Sound Design: James Brown

Associate Artist: Raewyn Hill (Co3)

Frank Enstein was made with support from the Australia Council and Arts Queensland. The Farm are supported by the City of Gold Coast