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.
DUE TO DEMAND - NEW PERFORMANCES ADDED: 30 July 6.30pm and 6 August 6:30pm (NEW)! Tok tok!
"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."
25 July - 6 August
Are you a Teacher?
Head to our CREATIVE LEARNING pages to find out more about the School Performances and how you can bring your students to CICADA.
Follow the smallest insect, with the biggest heart, as he travels Western Australia!
Kwinana (Koorliny Arts Centre) 16 - 19 August
Mandurah (Mandurah Performing Arts Centre) 23 & 24 August*
Harvey (Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre) 26 August
Geraldton (Queens Park Theatre) 31 August & 1 September
Broome (Broome Civic Centre) 8 & 9 September
*please check with the venue regarding general public performances.
Produced by arrangement with Passion Australia | Highly Spirited Pty Ltd.
Image & Text reproduced with permission from Cicada by Shaun Tan, Hachette Australia, 2018.
|ADAPTED FROM CICADA BY||
|ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY||
Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge & Tim Watts
Jonathon Jie Hong Yang
CICADA 2022 PROGRAM
Inspire Program Partners
Barking Gecko Donors
Event and ticketing details
Select your location and date to book tickets.
Dates & Times
|Friday||8 July (Preview) - 6.30pm|
|Tuesday||12 July - 10am|
|Wednesday||13 July - 11am|
|Thursday||14 July - 2pm , 6.30pm|
|Friday||15 July - 6.30pm|
|Saturday||16 July - 2pm , 6.30pm|
|Saturday||30 July - 6.30pm|
|Saturday||6 August - 6.30pm|
|Adult||$40.00 - Adults at children's prices|
|Family of 4||$125.00|
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WAGet directions
Approx. 60 minutes (no interval)
This show contains low lighting, some flashing lights and haze.
Transaction fees may apply
$3.95-$6.95 (full information available on Ticketing Information page)