Presented by Shake & Stir Theatre Co and QPAC
Playhouse, QPAC (2023)
Witness Mary Shelley's electrifying tale of creation and morality brought to life by the team behind Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol, and Dracula.
Victor Frankenstein defies ethical and scientific boundaries to reanimate the dead. However, his actions have dire consequences. Society shuns him, and he grapples with inner turmoil as his scientific marvel transforms into a monstrous threat. Can Victor find redemption or succumb to his own creation?
Frankenstein combines stunning production and powerful storytelling, promising an evening of thrilling theatre.
Production Photography by Joel Devereux
Adaptor - Nelle Lee
Director - Nick Skubij
Creative Producer - Ross Balbuziente
Designer - Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer - Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer - Guy Webster
Video Designer - Craig Wilkinson
Movement & Fight Director - Nigel Poulton
Creative Makeup Design - Steven Boyle
Associate Video Designer - Jake Lodder
Cinematographer - Joel Tronoff
Head of Video & Sound - Caitlyn Kidney
Deputy Head of Video & Sound - Joshua Braithwaite
Darcy Brown, Tony Cogin, Nick James, Jodie le Vesconte, Nelle Lee, and Jeremiah Wray
"With only a small cast of six and a brilliant use of low lighting and multimedia film on screens, the stage setting is ingenious and astoundingly effective. Everything has been considered to heighten the audience’s experience"
"The work’s emphasis on production design ensures aesthetic engagement is delivered in abundance. Craig Wilkinson’s video design is used to seamlessly transition scenes and establish setting and time to move us through the seasons, and Josh McIntosh’s design is considered to let the audience in to all of the narrative’s perspectives"
BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
"The projection and moving parts heighten the story to a modern historical period drama with choreographed transitions into each scene."
"It tells the quintessential tale of a scientist and his “monster” on a large scale, and with no shortage of spectacle."
"Frankenstein uses an impressive depth of stage, and a triple revolve keeps actors, props, and set pieces in constant motion in multiple directions. Video design by Craig Wilkinson is integrated with the onstage action, adding to the impression of scale and creating distinct settings, from Frankenstein’s palatial family home in Geneva to the changing seasons of the forest where his creature lives for a year."
"The use of projections added a layer of complexity to the production. Running and seeing characters on both screen and stage seamlessly integrated the visual elements of the storytelling blurring the lines between reality and illusion."
THE FAME REPORTER