Frances Marrington has trained, taught and performed around Australia and overseas since graduating with a B.A. (Theatre Studies) from QUT in 2002. She first trained with QSE in 2001, and was an associate artist with the company in 2009 and a core ensemble member from 2018 – 2019. She has performed with QSE in: As You Like It, Hamlet, Henry IV, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Blood Votes, Half Hour Hamlet, Instant Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer Mechanicals. In 2020, she is a QSE associate artist, and holds the company’s Education portfolio.
Frances is also a performing troupe member of Red Thread Stories Playback Theatre. Her other theatre credits include: A Convict’s Hope – Folly Games, The Odyssey, Zeitgeist, Gaia, and Swan Lake (with Qld Ballet) – Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre; The Golden Show – Dairakudakan (Japan); The Ship That Never Was – Round Earth Theatre; Half of Nothing, Vienna Syndrome, and The History of the World (in 7.5 Minutes) – Short and Sweet; Minefields and Miniskirts, Play It Again Sam, and The Merchant of Venice – Brisbane Arts Theatre; Sad Bird Boy and Other Tales of the City and Eight Days – theatre in decay; Tyranny – La Mama; Hamlet – Eagle’s Nest Theatre; Picasso’s Women – The Butterfly Club / Chapel Off Chapel; and The Last Word – Act-O-Matic 3000. She has featured in numerous short films and in the feature films Bloody Hell (Eklectic Vision), Watch Me (Scopofile Productions) and Purge (David King Media).
Frances has facilitated youth workshops for 10+ years, and is a registered high school drama teacher. She is a working voice-over artist and performs on occasion as a stilt-walker, roving character, and children’s entertainer. She is a proud mother of two and member of MEAA.