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Birdcage Thursdays by Sandra Fiona Long

2 November - 12 November



2 November – 12 November 2017
preview: Thursday 2 November
opening night: Friday 3 November
duration: 60 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
Please note: post show Q&A Sunday 5 Oct
ticket price: $25 – $38
03 9662 9966

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‘Her script is wonderful, a well-paced and managed story as familiar as it felt original. This was not a play about hoarding, but a play about the characters, and we cared.’ Kerith Manderson-Galvin, Planet Arts


Belongings pile up as an aging mother, her high achieving daughter, pet cockatiel, and case manager negotiate their way to an important inspection.

Genevieve Picot, one of Australia’s most beloved actresses features alongside Sophia Constantine and Sandra Fiona Long in this darkly humorous new Australian work, which candidly reveals some of the underlying trauma of hoarding. The play had its first season in the Big West Festival in 2015 where it was developed with research from hoarding professionals and alongside several stages of creative development with La Mama Theatre.

Both experimental and true to life, Birdcage Thursdays is about relationships, people and how we love, particularly when we’re broken by the world inside and out.


Supported by Creative Victoria, Helen MacPherson Smith Trust, Ballarat Council, City of Greater Geelong, The Potatoe Shed, Stratford Courthouse and For the Crowded House. First created through the Big West Festival 2015 Newest program with support by the Australia Council for the Arts Presenters Fund.


Please note: There will be a Q&A with hoarding practitioner, trainer and author Tania Reid from The Crowded House, after the performance on Sunday 5 October.

Cast – Genevieve Picot, Sophia Constantine and Sandra Fiona Long

Director –  Caitlin Dullard

Design – Joanne Mott

Sound composition – Raya Slavin

Lighting Design – Rebecca Etchell

Research and Q&A – Tania Reid,

Community Development – Louise Merrett

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $25,
Concession: $32,
Group 6+: $32,
Early Bird: $32 Limited availability for performances 4 – 8 November


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members


2 November
12 November
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966