Black Cockatoo Black Cockatoo
Ensemble Theatre
Ulumbarra Theatre
29 Mar 2022 to 29 Mar 2022
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Tickets
ADULT $48.00
CONC $44.00
CHILD $16.00

Duration - 90 Minutes
Restrictions/Warnings
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died. Recommended ages 12+.


    
   
Tour Dates and Locations
10 Mar 202211 Mar 2022Theatre Royal - Main Stage
Tickets & Sessions: $50 - $85 ...more
15 Mar 202215 Mar 2022Frankston Arts Centre - Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $20 - $60 ...more
17 Mar 202217 Mar 2022Clocktower Centre
Tickets & Sessions: $52.00 - $62.00 ...more
19 Mar 202219 Mar 2022Bunjil Place Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $22 - $45 ...more
22 Mar 202226 Mar 2022Geelong Arts Centre - Studio 4
Tickets & Sessions: $42 - $64 ...more
29 Mar 202229 Mar 2022Ulumbarra Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $16 - $48 ...more
31 Mar 202231 Mar 2022Horsham Town Hall
Tickets & Sessions: $20 - $45 ...more
7 Apr 20227 Apr 2022Logan Entertainment Centre
Tickets & Sessions: $23 - $35 ...more
8 Apr 20229 Apr 2022Brisbane Powerhouse - The Underground
Tickets & Sessions: $45 - $45 ...more
12 Apr 202212 Apr 2022HOTA Home of the Arts - Theatre 1
Tickets & Sessions: $26 - $48 ...more
11 May 202215 May 2022Glen Street Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $65 - $75 ...more

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Synopsis
By Geoffrey Atherden. Directed by Wesley Enoch.

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Over 150 years ago, 13 brave Aboriginal men in Western Victoria picked up their cricket bats and embarked on a treacherous voyage to England and into the unknown – all in the name of sport.

Risking illness and persecution, Australia’s first international cricket team, including Australia's first Indigenous sporting hero Johnny Mullagh, amazed the English crowds with astonishing talent, personality and grit. They should have returned to Australia as celebrated heroes. Instead they came back to find the world they once knew was no longer there.

When a group of young present-day activists sneak into the Wimmera Discovery Centre to expose the truth of what happened to Johnny and his team mates, a hidden legend of triumph and tragedy unfolds. Funny and incredibly moving, Black Cockatoo is a new artistic collaboration between iconic Australian writer Geoffrey Atherden (Mother and Son, Babakiueria) and former Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch (Black Diggers).

This is not just a story about cricket, this is story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility.

★★★★ "This amazing Australian story rings with authenticity, humour and quirky compassion" Stage Noise
★★★★ "A vibrant, fascinating and challenging production" ArtsHub

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