‘Kruckemeyer’s poetic script is like a beautiful children’s book, a treasured bedtime story with illustrations which come to life before our eyes… another truly magical, moving, all-encompassing world which is as mysterious as its title and enchants young and old alike’.

The Advertiser, Australia

‘Whatever alchemy has gone into creating these tender and magical 70 minutes, this is one show that has taken flight and soars’.

Cultural Weekly, Los Angeles


 

A teenager wakes to discover he has grown into a man overnight. He recognises the stranger in the mirror, but his family, his town they do not. On his bedroom windowsill he meets a bird that cannot fly and together the two journey to a city, and discover what it means to grow up.

awards

2015 LA Times Critics Choice
2015 Ovation nomination
Finalist, 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards
2010 Ruby Awards: Best New Work
2010 Sunday Mail: Sunday Best Award
2010 Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards: Best Show (Comedy)

Cast size

This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many
Previous seasons: 1 performer, 1-3 musicians

Audience size

For ages ten and up, all the way to adult 

LENGTH

60-90 minutes

Seasons

(Australia and USA)

2016

24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles CA, USA (produced by 24th Street)

2015

24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles CA, USA (produced by 24th Street)

2012

Sydney Opera House
The Arts Centre Melbourne
Goolwa Arts Festival: Just Add Water

2010

Adelaide Festival of Arts
Carclew Full House Programme

 

Slingsby production 2010, starring Nathan O’Keefe

24th Street Theatre production 2015, starring Andrew Huber and Leeav Sofer. Director Debbie Devine

First Produced

  • Commissioned/first produced by Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia), 2010
  • American premiere by 24th Street Theatre (Los Angeles CA), 2015
  • First directed by Andy Packer

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