Contact welcomes a monster


Frankenstein:  How to Make a Monster,  from BAC Beatbox  Academy.  Pic:  Joyce Nicolls
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, from BAC Beatbox Academy. Pic: Joyce Nicolls

Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy brings its five-star smash hit Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster to Manchester's Contact theatre next month.

The internationally-renowned show features six talented young artists who challenge how today’s society creates its own monsters. The performers use only their mouth to make every sound.

Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster is the first professional production from the BAC Beatbox Academy, BAC’s home-grown young performance collective for artists aged 11-29 years.

The Manchester visit (May 10-14) is part of a national tour that sees the award-winning company continue its blistering success.

A gripping, one-of-a-kind theatre work, Frankenstein is a powerful, poetic powerhouse that pushes the voice to its expressive and rhythmic limits. Six young performers take apart Mary Shelley's 200-year-old original story and reimagine a world of modern monsters, while taking musical inspiration from Pachelbel to The Prodigy.

The production is co-created by the BAC Beatbox Academy, and has been co-authored by cast members, who for this tour include ABH (Alexander Belgarion Hackett), Aminita (Aminita Francis), Aziza (Aziza Amari Brown), Glitch (Nadine Rose Johnson), Native The Cr8ive (Nathaniel Forder-Staple) and Wiz-RD (Tyler Worthington).

The company works with young talent everywhere it goes. Each live performance of Frankenstein opens with a short performance created in workshops with local young people, and ends with a beatboxing battle.


Info and tickets here