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.
The creative powerhouse behind the smash hit, sell out production Animal Farm, return to Cairns with a new Australian play.
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.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
“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)
Catch Tequila Mockingbird from Monday, 31 Oct 2016 - Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016 at The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns.
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