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The Cockatoos

20 October - 7 November 2015 // 7pm

PREVIEW 20 October 2015
MEMBERS NIGHT 21 October 2015
DURATION 70 mins
PRICE $15 - $25

Group Discount

For groups of 6+ people, pay only $20 per ticket.

Meet the Artists 

A free Q&A will be hosted after the performance on Wednesday 28 October for ticketholders.

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