created by shake & stir theatre co
The creative powerhouse behind the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed productions Animal Farm, 1984, Wuthering Heights and Dracula return with a new Australian play. 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.
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.
Nominated for 6 2014 Matilda Awards and winning Best Mainstage Production – don’t miss this bold, brave new work examining a darker side of Australian culture lurking just below the surface.
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Established in 2006, shake & stir is one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies specialising in the creation of new work.
shake & stir produces an annual season of in-school and Mainstage productions and a suite of in-school master-classes and in-residencies for primary and secondary students. shake & stir’s past Mainstage productions have included: Statespeare (2012 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Children’s Work), Animal Farm (2012 Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production, Best Direction), 1984, Out Damn Snot, Tequila Mockingbird (2014 Matilda Awards – Best Mainstage Production, Gold Matilda Award), Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts and Wuthering Heights.In 2015 the company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is touring nationally and its newest adaptation – Bram Stoker’s Dracula premieres at QPAC in August. As a professional yet fearlessly independent theatre company shake & stir is proud of its QLD heritage and has co-produced with QPAC, Opera QLD, La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse.
shake & stir reaches an annual audience in excess of 180 000
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