Cicada tell story. Story Good. Story simple. Story even human can understand. Tok! Tok! Tok!
So begins the story of a dutiful cicada who works away in a grey office year after year.
Overlooked and unappreciated by his co-workers, Cicada weaves a dream of escape, keeping his secrets hidden until the day something truly extraordinary begins to happen…
Winner of the Children’s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book in 2019, this new adaptation brings master-storyteller Shaun Tan’s much-loved Cicada to life on the stage with exquisite puppetry and visual storytelling by some of WA’s leading theatre-makers.
A small story of epic proportions, Cicada is an enchanting tale of difference, resilience and the light we all have inside ourselves.
"Visually masterful, thematically brilliant, beautifully executed ... this year's must see performance for children and families."
"Theatrical magic ... clever and moving ... the cutest cicada puppet imaginable ..."
"A stylish adaptation and glorious staging ... if you have young people, take them to see it. If you don't, just take yourself."
"Truly spectacular…captivates young and old"
Run time: 55mins
Contains haze effects, flashing lights, loud sound effects, and an extremely cute Cicada puppet.
Suitable for relaxed performances, Auslan interpreted performances, and audio description. Black box or proscenium arch, with raked seating. Designed for 140 pax. Mix of puppetry and live performance with little dialogue.
Target Audiences: children and families, CALD, Shaun Tan fans, book lovers, visual artists, and schools.
Available Resources: Marketing kit and collateral, detailed technical specification guides, creative learning resource, foyer activation kit, and community engagement workshops (extra fee).
|ADAPTED FROM CICADA BY||
|ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY||
Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge & Tim Watts
Jonathon Jie Hong Yang