Feet First is about bold, brave ideas that encompass artistic development for the members of the collective and evocative and challenging experiences for audiences.
Feet First uses theatre as a magnifying glass to focus on stories and themes that have urgency and contemporary resonance.
Engaging with the intuitive spark of an idea.
Excavating this idea through movement, text and image.
Sharing the experience, offering the potential for transformation.
"God? Monster? Which are you?”
Descend into a world of creation and destruction in this contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s 200-year old classic. Venturing through the haunting, intimate rooms of Fremantle’s iconic Moores Building the audience becomes part of this interactive ghost story that brings to life Shelley’s gods and monsters. Your journey, through eerie spaces and intimate encounters, will merge the Gothic great with a contemporary experience of the ‘other’.
Enter Frankenstein’s laboratory.
Become his witness.
The world premiere of this original work commissioned by the Moores Building Contemporary Arts Gallery was part of the curated 2016 Fremantle Festival. An ambitious, immersive production inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein: Some Assembly Required”, was an art exhibition by day and an immersive theatre experience by night. This debut production for Feet First Collective was supported by City of Fremantle, Fremantle Festival, The Moores Building Gallery, Moore and Moore and The Hayman Theatre Company.
“Heading to the Moores Building I didn’t know what to expect. I knew there was audience participation and I was looking forward to immersing myself in Mary Shelley’s world. The play did not disappoint! Right from the opening wedding scene I felt engaged and included; a feeling that didn’t leave me until the electrifying finish. Special effects in both lighting and sound, great direction and use of movement through a number of rooms along with professional performances by all of the key actors made the show a real highlight. The show had drama, intensity, humour and thought provoking messages.” (Jackie Hunt, Teacher on Frankenstein)
by Sarah Grochala
by Sarah Grochala