Franky goes to the Goth-com with Teddy
Frankenstein: Man or Monster, Town and Country Club, Henry Street,
Rugby, Monday July 17
Created and performed by Augustus Stephens, this one man show portrays
characters with a range of mental health problems and is based on the
testimonies of real people who have suffered from them.
However the performance tackles these issues through humour and a
smattering of songs. It aims to increase understanding and tolerance whilst
changing attitudes and reducing stigma.
The audience is introduced to Frank who has multiple personalities including
a Dr Frankenstein who has delusions of grandeur and believes he is creating
life. When lightening strikes, a monster really is created who has his own
problems and just doesn’t seem able to fit in.
Augustus Stephens has a mental health illness himself and says, ‘I empathise
with Frankenstein’s monster who, like many with mental illness, finds that
people fear and shun him even though he’s never hurt anybody.'
His previous show, ‘Altered Minds, Altered Realities,’ was well received.
This Mad Top Theatre production seeks to take the presentation of mental
illness to a new level by ‘making something more driven, more surreal and
The performance lasts for 75 minutes and tickets can be obtained via the
website https://madtomtheatre.wordpress.com or can be bought on the night