Actor finds his adrenaline on stage
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.