Frank Enstein

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

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

Frank’s a lonely guy who wants to make his imaginary friends real. Harnessing electricity from a storm he animates his world with nothing but his imagination and a cardboard box. Battling a physical impairment, Frank creates monsters to fulfill his desire to be normal and to be accepted by others. Can he control what he creates? And where is the real monster anyway?

Frank Enstein is a retelling of the classic tale for children and adults – magical dance-theatre illuminating a path to self-acceptance. This is theatre as if made by Michel Gondry, handcrafted and full of the love of old fashioned techniques.

Co3 Australia collaborates with THE FARM to present Frank Enstein, a dance work that is full of THE FARM’s wicked sense of humour, magic and dance to create a show for the child in all of us.

Suitable for all ages: recommended Ages 8+ (when accompanied by an adult)

Duration: 55 minutes (no interval)

Bleach* Festival, Gold Coast Season presented by Bleach* Festival, The Farm,
Co3 Australia and the Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Friday 31 March – Saturday 1 April 2017

Co3 Australia, Perth Season presented by Co3 Australia, The Farm & Bleach Festival.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre WA
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 April, 7:30pm
School Matinees: Wednesday 5 April, 1PM; Thursday 6 April & Friday 7 April, 11am

Directed by: Grayson Millwood and Gavin Webber

Created with and performed by: Brianna Kell (The Farm), Zachary Lopez (Co3), Talitha Maslin (Co3), Daniel Monks (The Farm) 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 Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts and funding body. The Farm are supported by City of Gold Coast.

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Photo by Claudio Kirac