Fran has worked for Punchdrunk since it was founded in 2000. She became a regular creator/performer for Punchdrunk Enrichment in 2009 and continues to be a frequent contributor.
Punchdrunk works to create the unforgettable theatrical experiences of the future. The company has pioneered a game changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences.
A theatrical journey through Peter Grimes’ Aldeburgh. Lines between spaces, performer and spectator blur to create an unforgettable experience. This version sets the story somewhere between George Crabbe’s poem The Borough and Britten’s masterpiece, Peter Grimes. It will take audience members on individual theatrical journeys around Grimes’ town, following in his footsteps and hearing Britten’s score.
“Punchdrunk’s gift has always been the ability to make it feel as if you’ve been plunged into a parallel universe. The spooky beauty of this latest work is that they achieve it, not within an enclosed space, but on the streets of Aldeburgh in broad daylight.” ☆☆☆☆ The Guardian
Ellen (Performer, 2013)
The Crash of the Elysium
The Crash Of The Elysium is a live Doctor Who theatre adventure created especially for children and families and was conceived in close collaboration with Doctor Who’s creative team at the BBC, including Stephen Moffat and Tom McRae. The show has played to an audience of nearly 7,000 in Manchester and Ipswich.
“Phenomenal” Susannah Clapp, The Observer
“Not for the faint of heart or short of breath” Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
“Awesome, wicked, fantastico, the best thing ever, epic, ten out of ten. A mere adult can only concur.” Paul Valley, The Independent
Corporal Albright (Performer, Ipswich 2012)
Captain Solomon (Performer, Manchester 2011)
A Midsummer Nights Dream
An interactive, promenade reworking of the summer classic in a private house and garden. guests became unwitting spectators to a family feud as their children became fairies beneath their feet.
Titania Queen of the Fairies (Performer, 2002)
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