Black Cockatoo

Date : 
25 January 2020 
Venue: Ensemble Theatre
Community Event
Cost: $38-$74

Event Details

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.

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

At once funny and incredibly moving, BLACK COCKATOO is a new artistic collaboration between iconic Australian writer Geoffrey Atherden (MOTHER AND SON, BABAKIUERIA) and Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch (BLACK DIGGERS).

 

In association with Sydney Festival

Time

Saturday
25 Jan 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
26 Jan 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
28 Jan 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
29 Jan 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
30 Jan 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
31 Jan 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
01 Feb 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
02 Feb 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
04 Feb 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
05 Feb 2020 at 07:30 PM - 11:59 PM

Venue

Ensemble Theatre
78 McDougall Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060

Contact

Telephone
: 02 8918 3400

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