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2022 Glen Street Theatre Member Priority Booking Period: Only Glen Street Theatre 2022 Members can purchase tickets for this production until 31 December 2021. Become a Member to access this exclusive offer and ticket discounts throughout the year!

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

 

 

Opening Night: Wed 11 May 8pm (Members and their guests only)

Captioned: Sat 14 May 2pm

 

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Hero image by Christian Trinder.

Tickets

Members
$65.00
Adult
$75.00
Conc.
$68.00
Groups (10+)
$67.50
Transaction charges may apply to non-members

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