Finding Frank

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10 Jan Finding Frank

‘Finding Frank’ is a piece of documentary theatre performed at The Yard in May and November 2013. In the summer of 2012, music workshop leader Olivia Preye got an old man suffering with extreme anxiety to pick up a guitar again. A small miracle that stops when the funding cuts hit.

The story is an audiovisual account of the stories uncovered along Olivia’s journey as she reaches out to other people along the way to understanding what happened to Frank.

With projected film and live animation surrounding Olivia, three voices with a variety of diagnoses share their experiences of disturbance and healing… from joyful memories of youthful singing through terrifying experiences of falling apart, into locked wards and out again into the cold light of living with a mental illness. But with the appearance of music, life can be different.

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