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14-18 MAR 2023

It’s alive!

To Be Frank is a hilariously horrifying comedy about a monster thrust into creation and trying its best to discover why. Performed and created by Michael Hockey (Bull Rush, Hardly Working) and set to an electrifying live score by Stenn Francis-Deare. This is a raucously fun, delightfully thrilling and incredibly human solo show that brings into question loneliness & love, creation & destruction and how to cope with the emotional intensity of being alive. 

With a sprinkling of inspiration from the classic Mary Shelley novel, To Be Frank is a journey of epic proportions – but here, the ‘monstrosity' finally gets to tell its own story.

Meet Frank, the freshly animated being. He’s dying to meet you and leave you in stitches. The good kind.


Recipient of the “Whangārei Fringe Tour Ready” award, Auckland Fringe 2022 and “Best New Work” nomination, Whangārei Fringe 2022.

For this season To Be Frank is taking part in the new Choose What You Pay initiative. We will be dedicating the profit of these shows to fundraise for our tour to Melbourne Fringe in October 2023. We encourage you to support as much as you can and to spread the word about Frank!

Created with the assistance of Barbarian Productions.

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Last updated: 01 June 2022