The MECC presents Black Cockatoo

The MECC presents Black Cockatoo

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In line with Queensland Government Health Directive, from 17 December 2021, all who come to MECC will need to be fully vaccinated (16+ years) or medically exempt. You’ll need to register on arrival via the Check in Qld app and the easiest way to show proof of vaccination is to link your certificate or exemption through the app.

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An Ensemble Theatre Production
BLACK COCKATOO
By Geoffrey Atherden
Directed by Wesley Enoch

Over 150 years ago, 13 brave Aboriginal men in Western Victoria picked up their cricket bats and embarked on a treacherous voyage to England and into the unknown — all in the name of sport. Risking illness and persecution, Australia’s first international cricket team — including Australia's first Indigenous sporting hero, Johnny Mullagh — amazed the English crowds with astonishing talent, personality and grit. They should have returned to Australia as celebrated heroes. Instead, they came back to find the world they once knew was no longer there.

This is not just a story about cricket — this is story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility. When a group of young present-day activists sneak into the Wimmera Discovery Centre to expose the truth of what happened to Johnny and his team mates, a hidden legend of triumph and tragedy unfolds. Funny and incredibly moving, BLACK COCKATOO is a new artistic collaboration between iconic Australian writer Geoffrey Atherden (MOTHER AND SON, BABAKIUERIA) and former Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch (BLACK DIGGERS).

Age Recommendation: 12+ 
Content Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died.

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Retail Café - Open 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), the Retail Café offers patrons drinks and delicious food options.

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Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.

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Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

14 April, 2022
07:30 pm
MECC Auditorium
$42 Adult
$38 Friend/MECC Member
$38 Concession
$22 Student
$22 Child
$38 Group 6+

$2.70 Phone Administration Fee

Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.