Ac­tor finds his adren­a­line on stage

Manukau Courier - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - EMILY FORD

Frank Bor­rell first caught the act­ing bug five years ago on a trip to the United States. Com­ing from a mu­si­cal Cook Is­land fam­ily, he’d grown up sur­rounded by per­form­ing arts, but it was a hal­fyear stint at an act­ing pro­gramme in Cal­i­for­nia which set him off.

The Pa­p­a­toe­toe res­i­dent has now ticked off some stage and screen mile­stones, in­clud­ing tele­vi­sion fea­ture Re­solve ear­lier this year.

Now Bor­rell, 29, is pre­par­ing for an in­tense emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence as part of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Base­ment Theatre.

It’ll be his third time per­form­ing on a theatre stage, some­thing he says is adren­a­line rush com­pared screen act­ing.

‘‘When I’m on stage my heart is pump­ing and I’m liv­ing in that mo­ment and on the other hand I’m think­ing ‘what the hell am I do­ing’,’’ Bor­rell says.

‘‘With screen you just need to hit it right once, but when you’re on stage you’ve got so many dif­fer­ent lay­ers ... it’s such a dif­fi­cult thing to get that on point day in and day out.’’

Di­rected by Sara Wise­man, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is a play about two dys­func­tional peo­ple’s chance en­counter at a bar.

It runs from Au­gust 22 to Septem­ber 2. Tick­ets are avail­able at iTicket. an to

Ac­tor Frank Bor­rell stars in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Base­ment Theatre in Au­gust and Septem­ber.

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