Centre of Contemporary Arts Presents:

Event: Tequila Mockingbird

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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 Queensland’s 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 what’s right but first, he must take care of other matters, a little closer to home.

Don’t miss this bold, brave new work examining a darker side of Australian culture lurking just below the surface.



OUTSTANDING production… has you laughing, gasping, sickened, outraged, uplifted and saddened by turns in a deeply moving night.” The Australian

It is going to sell out – the calibre of its acting may be the highlight of this production… It’s simply excellent across the board. Tequila Mockingbird is a finely constructed theatrical event with all the hallmarks of shake & stir’s ‘house’ style. …surely one of the most impressive and successful arts companies currently in operation in Queensland and, indeed, around Australia.” Greenroom

shake & stir do it again – a fifth consecutive popular hit!” Stage Whispers

There is nothing to fault in any of the performances, nor in the design, context or text itself.Tequila Mockingbird is indeed, “a new Australian play” in its best form, from our boldest, most confident young company.” 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.

Event details

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
(Includes one complimentary teacher's ticket for ever 10 students booked. Please contact the venue to book)