Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? by Angela Betzien

Where In The World Is Frank Sparrow?

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.

The Play

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.

Age Group

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 graffiti@eircom.net

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 graffiti@eircom.net

Teacher Book