Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre
Cicada tell story. Story Good. Story simple. Story even human can understand. Tok! Tok! Tok!
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
Composer Pavan Kumar Hari
Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie
Cast Arielle Gray & Tim Watts
About Barking Gecko Theatre
Barking Gecko Theatre is Western Australia’s locally cherished, nationally significant company that creates theatre for children and their families. We are honoured to make our work on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar people.
Barking Gecko has a global reputation for crafting exquisite theatre of ambition, sophistication and scale. The stories we tell on stage fuse big ideas and questions with timeless, imaginative worlds. We speak to children in the here and now – to their inner lives and experience of growing up in a complex world.
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Babes in arms permitted up to 2 years old.
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Relaxed performance with audio description