Free Theatre Christchurch (est. 1979) is New Zealand's longest running producer of experimental theatre. The professional company serves as an interdisciplinary performance laboratory where artists work together to create innovative, high quality, performance work.
Less than two weeks away from the opening night of our two-week season of Frankenstein!
Scientist and artist Dr Frankenstein invites you to be part of one of the most exciting projects of modern times as he is on the brink of creating a perfect human being. With your generous support, he can take this final step and create a new man. Come and hear the Doctor talk about his remarkable discoveries and see the extraordinary prototypes that have led to this exciting possibility.
Directed by Peter Falkenberg and with a set designed by Stuart Lloyd-Harris, Frankenstein is a production that will provide a feast for the senses. Music, dance, film and puppetry all play a part in this engaging multimedia performance which will envelop its audiences in a magical, mystical, mythical spectacle. Frankenstein follows the success of our popular Ubu Nights and ongoing projects The Mauricio Kagel Project(presented at last yearâ€™s Christchurch Arts Festival), Kafka's Amerika and I Sing the Body Electricand is performed in Christchurchâ€™s contemporary performance space, The Gym in the Arts Centre.
â€œWhen I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?â€â€• Mary Shelley, Frankenstein