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A BAC Beatbox Academy and Battersea Arts Centre Production

“Battersea Arts Centre is one of the most innovative theatres in London and this performance by the BAC's Beat Box Academy, is a real breath of fresh air. The raw talent on stage is spellbinding. It's brilliantly fun, beautifully designed and compellingly told. Our users are absolutely loving it and it's got stellar reviews from critics but there's only a few days left to catch it. Go go go!”
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7 March 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Mary Shelley’s gothic invention is reimagined by BAC’s Beatbox Academy who literally breathe new life with a mixture of vocal percussion and rap. This was a winner at the Offies, and it is sharply contemporary. It’s heart-breaking to watch its young makers consider what it means to be made to feel that you are a monster.”


Inspired by Mary Shelley's original tale of power and persecution, Frankenstein explores the idea of what makes a modern monster, amped by beatbox, song and monstrous soundscape.

BAC Beatbox Academy is Battersea Arts Centre's home-grown young collective. They have performed all over the country from Latitude Festival to The Royal Festival Hall and have appeared on Gareth Malone's The Choir. Current members are ranked within the top 10 beat boxers in the UK.

Critic reviews

It's novel, unmissable and expertly crafted. And a total breath of fresh air


BAC Beatbox Academy’s joyful reimagining of Mary Shelley’s novel


Go to support a fantastic youth project, then stay to enjoy a show unlike anything else you are likely to see this year. This is Frankenstein, told beatboxing style

Everything Theatre

This is a performance that all will want to watch a second time

The Upcoming

I don’t care what they do next. I just want to be there

Miro Magazine

This is an old story made electrically alive. Let it take your breath away

The Stage

Frankenstein is a rip-it-to-pieces-and-remake-it production that galvanises the heart of Mary Shelley’s exclamatory gothic with vocal percussion, rap and soaring song

The Guardian

Date & time

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Tue 12 Mar - Fri 29 Mar, 2.30pm & 8.30pm


Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions

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