Happy Dagger Theatre
“Some emotions are best left to adults.”
The Cockatoos is a tale of suburban secrets broken open to the light. A mob of wild cockatoos has descended on the neighbourhood. For some they bring life and renewal – but for others, death and destruction.
Olive and Mick dance tentatively towards reconciliation. Eight year old Tim spends a night alone in the park. These two stories rise in a spiralling sarabande of exclusion and belonging.
From the short story by Nobel laureate Patrick White, adapted for the stage by Andrew Hale, The Cockatoos is a quintessentially Australian tale from a master of the metaphysical.
Happy Dagger Theatre, winner of two Blue Room Theatre Awards for Best Performance and Best Production for the boat goes over the mountain, present a story of seared beauty.
Recommended for audiences 14+
Director: Andrew Hale // Producer: Lauren Foreman // Featuring: Anna Brockway, Andrew Hale, Kingsley Judd, Janet Pettigrew, Nichola Renton & James Sollis // Choreographer: Claudia Alessi // Designer: India Mehta // Lighting Designer: Tegan Evans // Composer: Ash Gibson-Greig // Sound Designer: Will Slade // Production Manager: Craig Williams // Stage Manager: Jenny Poh // Publicity: Elinor King
Image: Jon Green