Event: Tequila Mockingbird
created by shake & stir theatre co
The creative powerhouse behind the smash hit, sell out production Animal Farm, return to Cairns with a new Australian play.
Directed by Michael Futcher and featuring a cast of some of Queenslandâs finest actors, Tequila Mockingbird visits themes of racial prejudice, the perversion of justice and the consequences of alcohol abuse, all in a uniquely Australian context.
After a woman is attacked in a remote Australian town, the racist underbelly rears its head as the community targets a young Indian Doctor who has recently relocated to the area. Only one local man possesses the strength to uncover the truth and defend the accused in the ultimate fight for whatâs right but first, he must take care of other matters, a little closer to home.
Donât miss this bold, brave new work examining a darker side of Australian culture lurking just below the surface.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
âOUTSTANDING productionâŚ has you laughing, gasping, sickened, outraged, uplifted and saddened by turns in a deeply moving night.â The Australian
âIt is going to sell out â the calibre of its acting may be the highlight of this productionâŚ Itâs simply excellent across the board. Tequila Mockingbird is a finely constructed theatrical event with all the hallmarks of shake & stirâs âhouseâ style. âŚsurely one of the most impressive and successful arts companies currently in operation in Queensland and, indeed, around Australia.â Greenroom
âshake & stir do it again â a fifth consecutive popular hit!â Stage Whispers
âThere is nothing to fault in any of the performances, nor in the design, context or text itself.Tequila Mockingbird is indeed, âa new Australian playâ in its best form, from our boldest, most confident young company.â XS Entertainment
Best Mainstage Play of 2013 (2014 Matilda Awards)
Gold Matilda (2013 Matilda Awards)
Warning: This production contains frequent, medium coarse language, simulated violence, adult themes and alcoholic references.
Secondary Teachers Resource Kit available.
|Dates:||Monday, 31 Oct 2016 - Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016|
Monday 31st October 7.30pm
Tuesday 1st November 11am & 7.30pm
Approximately 90mins duration (no interval) + a 10 minute Q&A with the cast
Tuesday 1st November 1pm
|Venue:||The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns|
|Program:||Centre of Contemporary Arts|
General Admission $29 | Concession $24
Groups of 4 or more: $24 per person
Matinee Student Groups: $15 per student