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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

This performance is on priority booking for BMEC members until 4pm on Friday 28 January 2022. Click here to learn more about the exciting benefits of becoming a 2022 BMEC member.

Over 150 years ago, 13 brave Aboriginal men in Western Victoria picked up their cricket bats and embarked on a treacherous voyage to England and into the unknown – all in the name of sport. Risking illness and persecution, Australia’s first international cricket team – including Australia's first Indigenous sporting hero, Johnny Mullagh – amazed the English crowds with astonishing talent, personality and grit. They should have returned to Australia as celebrated heroes. Instead they came back to find the world they once knew was no longer there.

This is not just a story about cricket – this is story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility. When a group of young present-day activists sneak into the Wimmera Discovery Centre to expose the truth of what happened to Johnny and his team mates, a hidden legend of triumph and tragedy unfolds.

★★★★ "This amazing Australian story rings with authenticity, humour and quirky compassion" Stage Noise

Warnings

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died.

 Running time

90 minutes, no interval

Age recommendation

12+

 


DATES/TIMES

Wednesday 25 May 

8pm


PRICES

Adult $50

Concession $46

Student/Junior $28

Family (2+2) $125

Additional Child $20


INFORMATION

Phone: (02) 6333 6161