SA Premiere


Theatre / Comedy
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An amoral revenge tale for the #MeToo generation, 'Cockroach' is a blackly comic prose-poem/grunge-cabaret about female anger.

When C wakes from a nightmare she finds herself transformed into a monstrous vermin. For too long she's yearned to behave badly. Tonight's her night of reckoning!

Disrupting Kafka and Ovid's Metamorphoses 'Cockroach' explores the silencing following abuse and the transformations that occur from it. Featuring a live score on drums, keys and Fender Strat it's an anthem for our times: furious, funny and hopeful.

"A unique, thought-provoking fantasy script juxtaposed with startling facts and reality" Weekend Notes.

"Powerful, creative and unapologetic" Broadway World.

"A very timely and funny commentary" The Buzz from Sydney.

"Furiously smart" Sometimes Melbourne.

Presented by:
Leah Donovan

Writer/Director: Melita Rowston
Performer: Leah Donovan
Live music: Benito Di Fonzo

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Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000


Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Price types

Full Price: $20.00 to $26.00

Concession: $21.00

BankSA Customer: $20.25

BankSA Support Act: $10.00

Companion Card: $0.00

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60 min

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Occasional, Strong

Depicts Violence: Occasional, Mild

Sexual References: Frequent, Strong

Other Warnings:

Content Warning: domestic/gendered violence, rape, sexual assault.