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The Butterfly Club presents a Weeping Spoon production

The Ballad of Frank Allen

The Butterfly Club presents a Weeping Spoon production

The Ballad of Frank Allen

From the bizarre mind of Fringe favourite Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams, three-time Canadian Just For Laughs Award Nominee and producer of the Award-winning five-star fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a brand new comedy about how even the smallest people can do big things.

When a scientific accident causes a mild-mannered janitor to shrink and get stuck in another man’s beard for a year and a half, their unlikely friendship might be exactly what the two directionless men need to set them on the path toward being better men.

Combining physical theatre, storytelling, musical comedy and indie-rock, The Ballad Of Frank Allen promises to be an experience like no other. In the style of 80s buddy comedies it is one of the weirdest and original shows you’ll catch at this year’s Festival.

Featuring two of WA’s most established indie theatre performers: Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams and Greg Fleet’s This Is Not A Love Song) and St John Cowcher (The Red Balloon, The Man and The Moon, Farm and The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik), Weeping Spoon Productions are back.

'Seriously good writing. Seriously great performances. Ridiculously funny show. ★★★★★' Adelaide Theatre Guide

'It’s what Australian comedy is supposed to be like. It’s touching, clever, hilarious, and wraps up perfectly. ★★★★★' Rip It Up

 

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