The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Bleach Festival, The Farm and Co3 Australia present
World Premiere | Commissioned by Bleach* Festival, The Farm and C03 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?
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.
2016 Helpmann Award Nominees – The Farm’s wicked sense of humour, magic and dance, combined with the fierce physicality of Co:3, will make a show for the child in all of us.
Frank Enstein also explores deeper themes of body image, bullying, physical abilities and ultimately self-acceptance as Frank, the Doctor, realises that the monster he has created to assuage his own feelings of inadequacy, is physically perfect and yet lacks real passion.
* Suitable for audiences 8 years and over.
Image: Claudio Kirac
SCHOOLS: Bookings welcome, please click on the School Booking Form button below (please note attached T&C’s). There is a 20min Q&A with the cast and creative team after the 2pm show on Sat 1 Apr. The confirmation of student numbers date for this production is 3 March 2016.