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.
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
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All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
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