THE BOOK OF DUCKS
a new play by Glenn Saunders
19 - 21 June, 2019
Part of La Mama Explorations 2019
at The Burrow, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
* THIS SEASON IS SOLD OUT *
A brand new Melbourne fairy tale about trust, footy, and ducks.
Callie and George find a duck in their backyard, and soon find themselves being adopted (rather than the other way around).
A love-letter to Melbourne, this is a brand new fairy tale for everyone who never got to be the main character in the old ones. Sharing Melbourne’s spirit of seriousness and silliness, “The Book of Ducks” is about trusting yourself, finding your team (or at the very least, your footy colours), and embracing the duck inside all of us.
THE BOOK OF DUCKS
Written & directed by Glenn Saunders
With: Bo Chung, Celia Handscombe, Clare Hayes, Katherine McLure, Jessica Tanner
Dramaturgs, Elias Jamieson Brown, Ariella Stoian
Sound designer, Gavin Ingham
Stage manager, Jordan Carter
Poster, and rehearsal photos by Glenn Saunders
Production photos by Jack Dixon-Gunn
Image: Glenn Saunders
Read the show program
Read an interview with Glenn and Celia in freakstalker magazine No. 12
Production images: Jack Dixon-Gunn
'DUCKS' on SOCIAL MEDIA
"The Book of Ducks" was selected for the Playtime Staged Readings at Gasworks Arts Park for Midsumma Festival 2019.
An excerpt was presented alongside excerpts from 'Cavemen' by Angus Cameron, and 'When You Had Braces' by Rachel Edmonds.
The team was as follows:
Director, Glenn Saunders
With, Bo Chung, Jeni Bezundoit, Lucy Pitt, Joshua Bell
Producer: Marisa Cesario, for Gasworks Arts Park
I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation on whose land this play was written, rehearsed, and performed. I pay my respects to First Nations Elders past, present and future. I am humbled to be sharing this story on lands which have a rich storytelling tradition, and ask that you tread gently.