Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

11 MAR 2022
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster 11 MAR 2022

Hackney Empire and Battersea Arts Centre are partnering to bring the Battersea Arts Centre & BAC Beatbox Academy production of Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster to Hackney Empire, for a very special one off performance.

As part of our ‘Entry For All’ scheme, supported by Hello Again Hackney, every single ticket is free!

Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster is a critically-acclaimed, Off West End Award Winning gig-theatre production, inspired by the original monstrous tale of power and persecution.

Part electrifying gig, part thrilling theatre, this is a powerful and poetic show that pushes the power 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 inspirations from Pachelbel to The Prodigy.

The 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.

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?!

★★★★★ “Mind Blowing… the space throbs with unimaginably complex harmonies and beats”
The Guardian

★★★★★ “Tremendous”
The Observer

Designed to support young people (12-18 year olds) from Hackney and wider London to access sensational live performance and Arts & Culture.

This special performance is generously supported by Hackney Council’s Hello Again Hackney small grants programme to help welcome back audiences and local communities to cultural venues across Hackney.

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

Photos by Joyce Nicholls.

Hackney Empire


Performance time: 7.30pm

Running time: approximately 80 mins

This performance is Relaxed, designed to extend a warm welcome to people who might find it hard to follow the conventions of theatre etiquette. This means audiences are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show and there are ear defenders available for those with sensory sensitivities.

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