KooKoo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt KooKoo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt

Event Details

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Fringe                                     Auslan Services Available Wheelchair Accessible Audio Description

Minnie Woolsley was born in 1880 and was a rock star of her times – a freak show performer, a film actress, and most importantly, free from life in the asylum. She starred in ‘Freaks’ (1932) as Koo Koo the Bird Girl, a film that was banned for 30 years for its controversy.

A century later acclaimed circus and physical theatre performer Sarah Houbolt uncovers this cult classic film (rated as #72 in the list of 1001 movies you must see before you die). Equipped with an uncanny resemblance to Minnie, and an undeniable higher calling, Sarah brings you a haunting, captivating, visceral experience of the beauty of difference in this one woman show.

Expect circus narrative, skills and a heartfelt connection to a hidden past.

Tactile tours at 6pm before every performance

AUSLAN interpreted sessions: 21st and 28th September

Audio Described performance: 29th September. Please find your audio introduction here.

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20 September - 29 September, 2018




Studio 2, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre




FULL $28, CONC/STUDENT $25, PREVIEW $20, Group 4 + $25

Additional Info

This show contains sideshow tricks.

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888