26 Aug 2016

shake and stir bring new twist to classic story in Tequila Mockinbird

Innovative and boundary pushing theatre company shake & stir are returning to the Empire Theatre on the 19 October with the profound and challenging adaptation Tequila Mockingbird.

Inspired by Harper Lee’s classic Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird, shake & stir have expertly transferred the narrative into a uniquely Australian context, exploring themes of racial prejudice, loss of innocence and the perversion of justice without compromising the integrity of the story.

Critically acclaimed and nominated for six 2014 Matilda Awards, Tequila Mockingbird is a

look into the darker side of Australian culture, and is an astute insight into the racist underbelly that rears its head within insular and remote towns.

Directed by Michael Futcher, who has previously worked on other shake & stir theatre company’s adaptations such as 1984, Animal Farm and Dracula, the show also features the reunited original cast, including USQ graduates Shannon Haegler and Nelle Lee.

Don’t miss this bold, brave new work examining a darker side of Australian culture lurking just below the surface.