Barking Gecko Theatre


Adapted from CICADA by Shaun Tan

School Holiday Activities

Event Details


School Holiday Activities

Event Starts

Jul 9, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 16, 2022

Add to Calendar 07/09/2022 12:00 AM 07/16/2022 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Cicada Adapted from CICADA by Shaun Tan

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA


174-176 William Street, Perth

Barking Gecko Theatre brings master-storyteller Shaun Tan’s much-loved picture book CICADA to life this July school holidays in a new adaptation by some of WA’s leading theatre makers.

Cicada tell story. Story Good. Story simple. Story even human can understand. Tok! Tok! Tok!

So begins the story of a dutiful cicada who works away in a grey office year after year. Overlooked and unappreciated by his co-workers, Cicada weaves a dream of escape, keeping his secrets hidden until the day something truly extraordinary begins to happen…

With exquisite puppetry and visual storytelling, Cicada is a story of big ideas and one very adorable little insect that is sure to enchant the whole family.

Barking Gecko Theatre’s Cicada premieres at State Theatre Centre of WA from 9-16 July before hitting the road for Kwinana, Mandurah, Harvey, Geraldton and Broome.

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Cicada by Barking Gecko Theatre. Artwork by Alphabet Studio
Image reproduced with permission from Cicada by Shaun Tan, Hachette Australia, 2018.