KooKoo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt
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.
20 September - 29 September, 2018
Studio 2, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
FULL $28, CONC/STUDENT $25, PREVIEW $20, Group 4 + $25
This show contains sideshow tricks.