FridaCategory: Previous Productions, Sensory, Theatre
Frida is an Interplay Production that toured venues and SEN Schools nationwide during the summer of 2014
“Everyone was really engrossed in the production and we were a very happy crowd on our way back to school. I noticed that throughout the performance one particular student was totally silent because he didn’t want to miss anything – quite rare. Other students were very forthcoming in sharing details of the production with their friends when they got back to school. The engagement of all the students was evident to all of us. Looking forward to the next play”
The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is now regarded as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Severely injured in a bus crash in her youth, she took up painting when confined to her bed. Her life was changed forever by the accident and the portrayal of her body, wracked with pain, is a recurring theme in her paintings.
Combining theatre, live music and dance to create a spectacular experience that engages and interacts with the audience, bringing them into the world of the play.
Using the tastes of Mexico City, the vision of her work, the aroma of her time and the feel of the moment, Interplay create an effecting and moving portrayal of an artist who transcended her disability to make herself the work of art.
I was completely blown away. It was incredible. Stunning and so moving. From the moment we all arrived in the room right through to leaving was just fantastic. I have never been to anything like that before in my life. It was visually stunning, the music was so beautiful, the whole thing was amazing.
Written: Greg Cullen
Directed: Steve Bryne