Frankenstein: How To Make a Monster

In 2016, David was invited to conduct a workshop for the Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Academy. This led to David being asked to co-direct the Academy's first full-length theatrical production, alongside Academy founder Conrad Murray. For two years, David worked with Murray and the cast of 6 young beatboxers, spearheading the devising and development of an entirely live beatbox response to Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel, Frankenstein. 

The result was FRANKENSTEIN: How To Make A Monster, which ran at Battersea Arts Centre March-April 2018 to huge critical acclaim, receiving ★★★★★ in The Observer, The Guardian, The Stage and Miro Magazine.

WINNER OffWestEnd 2019 TBC Award for ‘Shows That Defy Categorisation’.

A tremendous show...a rip-it-to-pieces-and-remake-it production that galvanises the heart of Shelley’s exclamatory gothic novel with vocal percussion, rap and soaring song.
— ★★★★★ - The Observer
This is an old story made electrically alive. Let it take your breath away.
— ★★★★★ - The Stage
From inventive beatboxing to singing of heartbreaking beauty, you cannot look away for an instant.
— ★★★★★ - Miro Magazine