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.

Schools Performances

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Purchase the book - CICADA by Shaun Tan

Produced by arrangement with Passion Australia | Highly Spirited Pty Ltd.
Image & Text reproduced with permission from Cicada by Shaun Tan, Hachette Australia, 2018.

CAST

Arielle Gray
Tim Watts

ALTERNATE CAST

Tamara Creasey
Imanuel Dado

ADAPTED FROM CICADA BY

Shaun Tan

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY

Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge & Tim Watts

DIRECTOR

Luke Kerridge

DESIGNER

Tyler Hill

DESIGN ASSISTANT

Amalia Lambert

COMPOSER

Jonathon Jie Hong Yang

SOUND DESIGNER

Tim Collins

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Chloe Ogilvie

PUPPET CONSTRUCTION

Tamara Rewse

STAGE MANAGER

Madeleine Young

Development Partner

Inspire Program Partners

Foundation Partner

Community Partner

Barking Gecko Donors

Government Partners

Event and ticketing details

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Audio Described
Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

Friday 8 July (Preview) - 6.30pm
Tuesday 12 July - 10am
Wednesday 13 July - 11am
Thursday 14 July - 2pm
Friday 15 July - 6.30pm
Saturday 16 July - 2pm , 6.30pm

Tickets

Previews $30.00
Adult $40.00 - Adults at children's prices
Child $40.00
Concession $30.00
Family of 4 $125.00

Location

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

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Event notes

Duration

Approx. 55min

Transaction fees may apply

$3.95-$6.95 (full information available on Ticketing Information page)

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