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“How the hell did they just do that with their voices?!” Part electrifying gig, part thrilling theatre, this powerful and poetic show pushes the energy of the human voice to its expressive, musical and rhythmic limits. Six performers with six microphones take apart Mary Shelley's original and reimagine a world of modern monsters – from our over-stimulated digital age to the pressures to conform - while taking musical inspiration from Pachelbel to The Prodigy.
Inspired by the original monstrous tale of power and persecution, this critically acclaimed production marks 10 years of nurturing rising talent and pushing the boundaries of sound and music with BAC Beatbox Academy; Battersea Arts Centre’s young performance collective. In Cork for just two performances, Frankenstein will leave you asking: Who are the monsters we fear? Who created them? And how the hell did they just do that with their voices?!
Co-Directors: Conrad Murray and David Cumming
Lighting Designer: Sherry Coenen
Sound Engineer: Manny Giovagnoli
Production Manager: Gerald McDermott
Nadine Rose Johnson
Aziza Amari Brown
Supported using public funding from Arts Council England
Cork Midsummer Festival, The Everyman and Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy are inviting Cork young people to free beatbox workshops. This is a special opportunity for 10-21 year olds to learn the skills of beatboxing and perform at the Everyman. Participants will learn to beatbox, jam with other young musicians, and improve vocal techniques to make their own music using nothing but their mouths - from Hip Hop and Grime to R&B and Dubstep. Led by hip hop artist Conrad Murray, workshops are free and will run from 14 - 16 June 2022. All skill levels are welcomed, whether new to singing and beatboxing or a more experienced performer and beatboxer.
Young people attending the workshop will also be invited to perform the music they make as an opening for the five star BAC Beatbox Academy show FRANKENSTEIN: HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER at the Everyman on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June.
Find out more about these workshops, and how to apply, here.