Mona Vale resident Kyle Shilling joins the cast of Black Cockatoo.

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Glen Street Theatre | Black Cockatoo
📷 Glen Street Theatre | Black Cockatoo

Production inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first-ever international cricket team, playing at Glen Street Theatre from 11 – 15 May.

Funny and incredibly moving, Black Cockatoo is a new artistic collaboration between iconic Australian writer Geoffrey Atherden (Mother and Son) and former Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch (Black Diggers).

A Northern Beaches local, Kyle feels fortunate to be part of an all First Nations cast in a production written and directed by such huge Australian talents. “This is such an important story, but it is also full of laughs and tenderness, a real joy to be part of. Even though it is part of a national tour, I am really looking forward to the Glen Street Theatre run.”

This is not just a story about cricket, however, this is a story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility. Black Cockatoo is based on the voyage to England made by Australia’s first international cricket team over 150 years ago. 13 Aboriginal men in Western Victoria, including Johnny Mullagh, picked up their
cricket bats and amazed the English crowds with their astonishing talent, personality and grit.

Tickets for Black Cockatoo are available from www.glenstreet.com.au or the call Box Office on 9470 5913.

Tickets
Members $65, Adult $75, Conc. $768, Groups (10+) $67.50
*Transaction fees apply for non-members.

Show Times
Wed 11 May 8pm, Thu 12 May 8pm, Fri 13 May 8pm, Sat 14 May 2pm & 8pm, Sun 15 May 5pm

An Ensemble Theatre production
Written by Geoffrey Atherden
Directed by Wesley Enoch
Associate Director Yolande Brown (Bidjara Clan)
Cultural Consultant Uncle Richard Kennedy (Wotjobaluk Traditional Owner and Descendant of First XI Team Member, Dik-a-Dik)
Set & Costume Designer Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis
Dramaturg Jane Fitzgerald