It’s Franny’s eighth birthday and she’s getting her first pet – a cockatiel called Mr Ping Pong. She’s always wanted someone to love, and more importantly, someone to love her back.
But when Mr Ping Pong starts loving their daughter the wrong way, Joan and Richard are thrown into an absurdist parenting nightmare. They must try to remove the deviant bird while conserving what’s left of Franny’s innocence.
After all, these are her formative years.
Franny and Mr. Ping Pong are back after a successful development season at The Butterfly Club – darker, funnier and more disturbed than ever!
Love Bird is a potent blend of absurdist comedy and twisted kitchen-sink drama, exploring society’s fraught relationship with female sexual development.
Content Warning: adult themes, sexual themes, strong language.
Please note that Trades Hall is undergoing significant renovations and unfortunately is not an accessible venue for this performance.
Writer: Georgina Harriss
Director: Phoebe Anne Taylor
Cast: Jessica Martin, Brendan McFarlane and Matt Tester
Producer: Kate Cameron
Sound Designer: Steve Carnell
Set & Costume Designer: Jason Chalmers
Puppet maker: Andrew Lucas
Image credit: Phoebe Anne Taylor