Age Advice: 9 - 13
Frankie’s Friends is a play written for Theatre Centre by David Holman. It was written in 1983 and toured to schools for audiences aged 9 to 13.
This is the story of a latin american girl named Maria, she has fled her home with her mother due to war and recently lost her father. In this new neighbourhood, she finds herself in a daily battle with the bitter locals as they pick on her and her frail mother. Maria remains strong however, and keeps her dreams close to her heart. She spends her afternoons in the neighbourhood playground practicing the only thing she has left; gymnastics. There she meets Frankie, a boy filled with compassion but who is fearfully led by a bully named Kev. The bully notices their blossoming friendship and does everything he can to ruin it. Finally, Frankie realises this is not who he is or who he want’s to be and is then left wondering whether he’ll do what’s right or what’s easy.
Writer: David Holmon
Director: David Johnston
Designer: Bill Mitchell
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A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.
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