Tristan Bates Theatre

Tales Of The Monsters In My Head

Naked Frank Theatre presents 


a celebration of creative writing, performance and the power of art to promote wellness 



14th - 16th August 


FREE (booking advised) 


Whimsical, revealing and daring; Naked Frank Theatre’s latest production, Tales Of The Monsters In My Head is an honest yet artistic snapshot into mental health and all its bewildering qualities. Blending the traditional poetry slam framework with physical storytelling and visual imagery, Naked Frank Theatre promise to excite and inspire their audiences with this dynamic, fresh and forward thinking take on performance poetry.

Collaborating with writers from all over the country, Naked Frank Theatre delves deep into the words of those who have been lost, and sometimes found, in their own mind; and digs up a roller-coaster journey of enlightening, funny, dark and at times, overwhelming tales to reveal the inner workings of human mentality from a relatable perspective. Battling with your mental health can be exhausting, petrifying and debilitating; BUT…it can also be enchanting, bewitching and beautiful. This playful performance, originally inspired by the writings of Sophie Pagne, plummets audiences into a colourful world of poetry, storytelling and physical theatre, bringing the previously unheard tales of the 1-in-4 to life.



Claire Portelli

Carleigh-Ann Portelli



Artistic Director Carleigh-Ann Portelli

Associate Director/ Stage Manager Claire Portelli

Assistant Scenographer James Johnston

Music Dennis Pettard

Publicity Holly Morgan & Beth Allen

Project Reviewer Beth Allen

Funded by Kent Members Grant Scheme



Sophie Pagne

Roberta Hamond

Angela Blesky

Jenny Meehan

Joanne Gale

Holly Wakeman

Emma Chinery

Ellen Warren

Stevie Worrell

Lorna Meehan

Christopher Moore

Zoe Glen

Mark Burrow

Maliha Vincent Gasper

Ana Cameron

Lois Entwistle 

Timothy Kiely

Dide Siemmond 



We currently offer a concessionary rate to the following groups: Over 60s, Under 16s, Disability and Carer, Students with a valid student ID, Unemployed, Equity Member with a valid Equity Card, Actor Centre Members. Additonal accepted criteria may apply to individual productions, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.


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