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The Cockatoos single work   drama   - 70 minutes
Adaptation of The Cockatoos Patrick White , 1974 single work short story
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Cockatoos
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'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.'

Production Details

  • Performed at The Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge Western Australia : 20 October- 7 November 2015.

    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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Flavoured by Bleak Essence of White Victoria Laurie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 November 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Cockatoos Andrew Hale , 2015 single work drama
Disquieting Swoop into Suburbia Ron Banks , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 October 2015; (p. 5)

— Review of The Cockatoos Andrew Hale , 2015 single work drama
Disquieting Swoop into Suburbia Ron Banks , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 October 2015; (p. 5)

— Review of The Cockatoos Andrew Hale , 2015 single work drama
Flavoured by Bleak Essence of White Victoria Laurie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 November 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Cockatoos Andrew Hale , 2015 single work drama
Last amended 13 Oct 2015 09:39:54
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