BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein at Contact

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein at Contact
Image courtesy of Contact.

BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein at Contact Theatre, Manchester, 10–14 May 2022, from £10.00 - Book now

Powerful and poetic, BAC Beatbox Academy bring their tremendous five-star smash hit Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster to Contact.

BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein: How To Make a Monster first premiered at Battersea Arts Centre in 2018 before embarking on its first tour. So if you missed out on this rip-roaring show on its first UK tour, you’ve got another chance to experience it. What makes this production so special? Well, it’s an award-winning gig theatre piece performed by six talented young artists who use their mouths to make every sound.

A gripping and unique blend of theatre and beatbox.

Inspired by the original monstrous take on power and persecution, Frankenstein: How To Make a Monster uses a gripping and unique blend of theatre and beatbox. It’s a refreshing, confident and slick show that pushes the human voicebox to its absolute limits; expressively, musically and rhythmically.

Six young performers, wielding their voices and six microphones, take to the stage two centuries after 18-year-old Mary Shelly penned the gothic horror of Frankenstein. Humming, harmonising and clicking, they reimagine a world of modern monsters – from our dependence on smartphones to obsessions with image and conformity. The company create an expert and electrifying soundscape alongside superb rap-singing and choreography.

A refreshing, confident and slick show that pushes the human voicebox to its absolute limits.

Established in 2008, The BAC Beatbox Academy is Battersea Arts Centre’s home-grown young performance collective. Since its foundation, the Academy has pro-actively engaged hard-to-reach groups in areas of significant deprivation, both in the UK and internationally. While on tour, the company continue to work with young talent everywhere they go. Impressively, each live show of Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster opens with a short performance created through workshops with local young people and closes with a dynamic beatbox battle. And, while at Contact, the company will work with talented youngsters from across Greater Manchester.

Novel and unmissable. We highly recommend booking as soon as possible for this thundering and terrific show.

BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein at Contact Theatre, Manchester

10–14 May 2022
From £10.00

Dates and Times

  • 11 May 2022 7:00 pm
  • 12 May 2022 7:00 pm
  • 13 May 2022 7:00 pm
  • 14 May 2022 2:00 pm
  • 14 May 2022 7:00 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit

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