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Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre
Adapted for the stage by Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge and Tim Watts from Cicada by Shaun Tan
So begins the story of a dutiful cicada who works away in a grey office year after year.
Overlooked and unappreciated by his co-workers, Cicada weaves a dream of escape, keeping his secrets hidden until the day something truly extraordinary begins to happen…
Winner of the Children’s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book in 2019, this new adaptation brings master-storyteller Shaun Tan’s much-loved Cicada to life on the stage with exquisite puppetry and visual storytelling by some of WA’s leading theatre-makers.
A small story of epic proportions, Cicada is an enchanting tale of difference, resilience and the light we all have inside ourselves.
Adapted from CICADA by Shaun Tan
Adapted for the stage by Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge & Tim Watts
Director – Luke Kerridge
Designer – Tyler Hill
Prop Design Assistant – Amalia Lambert
Composer – Jonathon Jie Hong Yang
Sound Design – Tim Collins
Lighting Design – Chloe Ogilvie
Video Design – Tim Watts
Puppet Construction – Tamara Rewse
Cast – Tamara Creasey & Imanuel Dado
Produced by arrangement with Passion Australia | Highly Spirited Pty Ltd.
Image & Text reproduced with permission from Cicada by Shaun Tan, Hachette Australia, 2018.
Performances at 10am & 1pm.