Fresh from sell-out seasons in Norway, Sydney and Waipu.
Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of both postnatal psychosis and postnatal depression, which affects approximately 1 in 7 women every year.
Written and performed by Lecoq trained actor Lisa Brickell and musician Siri Embla, and directed by Giovanni Fusetti and Ruth Dudding, Mockingbird follows Tina (Brickell), a counsellor who is afraid of commitment and terrified of having children due to her family history of postnatal depression. Brickell masterfully switches between three generations of characters and their menacing ‘inner critic’ which she performs in a Commedia dell’arte style half mask.
“This is the most wonderful show, deeply moving, hysterically funny with a twist that takes you to the darkest of places and returns you to the light.”
— Alex Bonham, What’s Good, Auckland
“Mockingbird is a clever, sensitive exploration of mental health. Funny and moving, it sheds light on an issue that affects many people but remains taboo even in our modern society.’”
— Sam Baran, Sam Baran Media, Sydney