Isolated and vulnerable, middle-aged farm wife Mary seems a prime target for the charismatic predator Jim Mars. Clearly Jim is on the run, and Mary is torn between fear and desire. But the sadistic omnipresence of her husband Frank will soon dictate who is to be the hunter, and who the prey.
'Stephanie McCarthy's FRANK'LL KILL ME demonstrates just how engaging one-person plays can be. It focuses on Mary, an isolated and domineered farmer's wife who accepts a handsome stranger into her home while her husband is away. Her fear of, and fascination with, the stranger creates a tale that neatly intertwines comedy, pathos, romance and terror.' Rod Lewis, The Adelaide Messenger, Dec 2000

  • drama thriller
  • 65
  • 1 total
  • 1 female identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


Search for details of past productions at

AusStage provides an accessible research facility for investigating live performance in Australia.

Search by play title and/or playwright name
Results will open in a new window

PLEASE NOTE: You will be directed to for search results; Australian Plays Transform is not responsible for their completeness. Refer to our terms of use.

SKU: ASC-919 Category:

We acknowledge that we live and create on unceded lands. We pay our respects to the First Peoples of Australia, and to their elders past, present and future.

© Australian Plays Transform 2024