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Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

$35/$25 UOA X RCC MEMBERS: $24.5

University of Adelaide students, staff and alumni get discount tickets with UOA X RCC Membership.

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The Attic

15 Feb – 15 Mar
No shows Mondays

The runaway smash hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival arrives in Adelaide to make its Australian debut! Electrifying gig. Thrilling theatre. Tongue-twisting vocal gymnastics. Mary Shelley’s original is re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us. Frankenstein will leave you asking: who are the monsters we fear? Who created them?

Featuring a cast of mind-bogglingly skilled young beatboxers, this is a show like no other you’ve ever seen. Combining the genre of gig theatre and the artform of beatbox, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster is extraordinary.

BankSA Pick of the Week — Adelaide Fringe 2020
— Adelaide Theatre Guide
— Glam Adelaide
"Wildly unique and immaculately performed." — Broadway Baby
"Simply must be seen to be believed." — The Advertiser
— Fest Mag
"This high-voltage interpretation of the Mary Shelley fable is a non-stop spectacle." — The Australian
"An electrifying show that is truly a must-see of the 2020 Fringe." — The Adelaide Review

This show is brought to you by Battersea Arts Centre and BAC Beatbox Academy with workshops in partnership with Carclew.

All performances of Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster will be Relaxed. This means we’ll take a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. Latecomers will be admitted, and re-admittance will be allowed throughout the show. Ear defenders will be available for those with sensory sensitivities.

Selected performances will kick off with a curtain raiser performance created by young people from Adelaide, as part of a collaborative project between Carclew, RCC and Battersea Arts Centre. Curtain raiser performance dates will be announced in 2020.


Fancy dinner? Roberta’s Italian Disco Diner is the closest thing to an arched piazza party this side of Bologna. Make a booking and enjoy a long table feast before or after a show. Dine. Drink. Dance. Do summer nights right.