Cicada at Margaret River HEART

Cicada by Barking Gecko Theatre

Wednesday, 12th April 2023 - Wednesday, 12th April 2023


Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre.

Adapted for the stage by Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge and Tim Watts from Cicada by Shaun Tan.

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.

  • Adapted from CICADA by Shaun Tan
  • Adapted for the stage by Arielle Gray, Luke Kerridge & Tim Watts
  • Director – Luke Kerridge
  • Designer – Tyler Hill
  • Prop Design Assistant – Amalia Lambert
  • Composer – Jonathon Jie Hong Yang
  • Sound Design – Tim Collins
  • Lighting Design – Chloe Ogilvie
  • Video Design – Tim Watts
  • Puppet Construction – Tamara Rewse
  • Cast – Tamara Creasey & Imanuel Dado

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

Venue: Main Theatre at Margaret River HEART

Performances at 10am & 1pm.

Consumer Advice: Haze effects and some flashing lights. For ages 8+.

Ticket Prices: Adult $24 / Conc (pension/health care card holders) $22 / ArtsMR Members $20 / Youth $14 / Family $66 / Member Family $55