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shake & stir’s Tequila Mockbird returns to QPAC

In news just in, the multi-award winning shake & stir theatre co will wrap uptheir 10th Anniversary main stage season with the return of their award winning Australian play, Tequila Mockingbird at the Cremorne Theatre from 5 to 15 October 2016.

Covering themes of racial prejudice, the perversion of justice and the consequences of alcohol abuse (all in a uniquely Australian context, cos…Australians know a thing or two about racism and alcohol abuse :/ ), the show was nominated for six Matilda Awards in 2014, winning Best Mainstage Production and three coveted Gold Matilda Awards.

Examining the darker side of Australian culture, Tequila Mockingbird holds even more relevance now than it did three years ago, especially in light of One Nation’s resurgence, and racially motivated groups like those rock apes from the Australian Patriots carrying on like a bunch of mean school girls.

shake & stir’s Artistic Director, Ross Balbuziente said Tequila Mockingbird is an important piece of Australian theatre.

“Tequila Mockingbird has been a cherished production for shake & stir since 2013; it commenced a dialogue with our audiences surrounding racial issues and we want it to be seen by more Australians and, given the terrifying recent increase in atrocities fuelled by discrimination, it’s more important than ever,” says Balbuziente.

SYNOPSIS: After a woman is attacked in a remote Australian town, the racist underbelly rears its head as the community targets a young Indian doctor who had recently relocated to the area. Only one local man possesses the strength to uncover the truth and defend the accused in the ultimate fight for what’s right but first, he must take care of other matters, a little closer to home.

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Tickets on sale now via http://www.qpac.com.au or call 136 246.

Following the main stage season at QPAC, Tequila Mockingbird heads off on tour to Ipswich, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Yeppoon, Maryborough, Mackay and Townsville thanks to Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund.

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