A winged elegy stretching from the deep blue to deep space.

Another deeply personal story from the creator of 2017/18’s Bipolar Karaoke, The Butterfly Nebula is the imprint left on the universe after a catastrophic event. Using fairy tale, sci fi, pen and ink illustration and anime drawing projections and live music The Butterfly Nebula tells hidden stories of creativity, mental illness, tragedy and becoming in an elegy for one long lost.

Barakat’s performance is at times funny, tragic and deeply moving.‘ – Review of Bipolar Karaoke by Kathryn Keeble

Content Warning: mental illness and death by fatal accident

Written and directed by Spescha Barakat

Performed by Spescha Barakat and Zac Anderson

Red Giant (band) Kirsty Letts, Melissa Letts, Daniel Zugna, Erica Pringle

Sound Design/AV Gemma Horbury

Lighting Designer Bronwyn Pringle

Stage Manager Emma Fox

Anime Drawings (projections) by Melissa Letts

Pen and Ink Illustrations (projections) by Spescha Barakat

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:
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Auslan Interpreted performance on Thursday 7th July 7:30pm

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.