Cockroach

Scaled cockroach hero featuring leah donovan photo clare hawley

1 Venue

Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content warnings

M

Coarse Language:

Occasional, Strong

Depicts Violence:

Occasional, Mild

Sexual References:

Frequent, Strong

Please note:

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

Scaled cockroach hero featuring leah donovan photo clare hawley

About this event

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:
Melita Rowston and Leah Donovan

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