A show for Children and Adults
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?
"This is a thoughtful, engaging and necessary piece of dance theatre, that challenges how we view others"
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"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."
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.”
“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.”
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