Frank Enstein

The Farm

Made by The Farm in collaboration with Co3 Australia

Frank’s a lonely guy who wants to make his imaginary friends real. Harnessing electricity from a storm he creates his world from nothing but his imagination and the garbage in his lab. 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 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.

The Farm’s wicked sense of humour together with the extreme physicality of Co3 Australia’s dancers combines 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: 60 minutes (no interval)

Moving and meaningful but also capable of producing floods of giggles from tiny audience members, it is theatre with much merit and broad appeal.
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Credits

Directors
  • Grayson Millwood and Gavin Webber
Associate Artist
  • Raewyn Hill

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

Co-creators & Performers
  • Luci Young, Zachary Lopez (Co3), Talitha Maslin (Co3), William Rees & Andrew Searle (Co3),
Lighting Design
  • Mark Howett
Set Design
  • Vilma Mattila
Sound Design
  • James Brown

Produced by Performing Lines WA

Originally produced by The Farm and Co3 Australia

Information for Presenters

Performing Lines WA is currently building national and international tours for 2019 and 2020

Rachael Whitworth Senior Producer

Presentation History

2018
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA
Queen’s Park Theatre
Geraldton, WA
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, WA
Albany Entertainment Centre
Albany, WA
2017
Bleach* Festival
Gold Coast, QLD
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA
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Full Presentation History for Frank Enstein

2018
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA
Queen’s Park Theatre
Geraldton, WA
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, WA
Albany Entertainment Centre
Albany, WA
2017
Bleach* Festival
Gold Coast, QLD
State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

The Frank Enstein regional tour is supported by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, and CircuitWest.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.