Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? by Angela Betzien
With an outstanding cast, original soundscore and evocative set and lighting, Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? is a theatre experience not to be missed.
Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? by Angela Betzien is a world première by Australia’s foremost writer for teenage audiences. Specially commissioned by Graffiti Theatre Company, its quirky graphic novel style weaves stark urban reality with the mythic underworld of the dead. Against this grim backdrop the young hero, Frank Sparrow, must face dangers and trials, overcome weakness, find romance and face death.
A uniquely modern legend, Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? reinvents the hero’s journey for the 21st Century and propells its audience through the dangerous streets of Shadow City and into the dark underworld of change and transformation.
Teacher Resource Materials
The experience of the play is enhanced by a substantial Teacher Resource Book which focuses on the following themes: Myth and Legend; The Hero’s coming of age; Two young people finding their place in the world; Gang Violence; Difference and Acceptance.
These will provide links across the curriculum to Literacy, SPHE, English and Drama. The Teacher Resource Book will be available to participating schools either in hard copy or online and teachers will be separately provided with hyperlinks for whiteboard use.
Suitable for 13+
About the Playwright
Angela Betzien is Australia’s foremost playwright for teenage audiences and the recipient of many awards including an Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Theatre for Young Audiences.
This is Angela’s first European commission, a world première of the work, and Graffiti is delighted to introduce our audiences to this original and powerful writer.
School booking information
Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? performs in the Graffiti Theatre for school audiences from 8th – 25th October, weekdays 10.30 and 2.00pm. Early booking is essential to secure your preferred time. Please phone 021 4397111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost is €390 for the first performance and €690 for two performances on the same day. We can accommodate up to 65 students at each performance (plus accompanying teachers). This works out at approximately €6 per student (when booked to capacity).
The Teacher Resource Materials are included in the price.
Booking information for the public
Public performances will take place on the 18th and 19th October at 8pm. Booking is essential. Tickets for public performances cost €8. Please phone 021 4397111 or email email@example.com
- How To Use This Resource (docx 131KB)
- Table of Contents (docx 155KB)
- Unit 1: Understanding the Play and the Production (docx 3,663KB)
- Unit 2: Myths, fairy-tales and legends: Questioning ourselves (docx 595KB)
- Unit 3: Understanding and discussing gang violence (docx 795KB)
- Unit 4: Useful information for Students, Teachers and Parents (docx 39KB)
- Photocopiable Section (doc 6,768KB)
- Bibliography Frank Sparrow (docx 27KB)