After its sell-out run off Broadway, Frank returns to the Lyric Theatre, Belfast for a limited run Wed 1- Sun 5 Feb 2023.


A match made in horror! The story begins in 1946, when villagers dig Frankenstein’s monster out of the glacier he’d crawled into after his Hollywood career gave up the ghost. Fully defrosted, he meets “The One,” igniting a love story of monstrous proportions. A duet of undateables stand out and fit in to forge their own beautiful brand of domestic bliss with their 67 (Italian) blue sheep. The comedy is pitch black and horror gets a happily ever after in this wildly fresh look at the Frankenstein myth crafted by the critically acclaimed theater mavericks, Big Telly, known for their bold style of immersive and rollicking entertainment.

Adapted from the original, award-winning short story, by Owen Booth



Chris Robinson

Nicky Harley

Rhodri Lewis

Vicky Allen



Zoë Seaton – Director

Production Management – Sinead Owens

Designer – Ryan Dawson Laight

Sound Design – Garth McConaghie

Choreographer – Sarah Johnston

Original Lighting Design – Blue Hanley

Tour Lighting – Sinead Owens

Producer – Crissy O’Donovan

‘the must-see show of Belfast International Arts Festival….. Big Telly’s adaptation of Owen Booth’s short story is clever, funny and moving’ – Irish News

‘well crafted storytelling…it looks set to continue generating well deserved praise from whatever audience has the pleasure of seeing it.’ – **** The Reviews Hub

‘Zoe Seaton’s production piles on the laughter and comes from a company which over the last few years has won itself an international following’ – Lyn Gardner, Stage Door

‘Magical…The stuff dreams are made on.’ –The Guardian

This project is proudly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Culture Ireland.