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Koo Koo the Bird Girl

WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER - 7:00PM

Returning to Brisbane after successful seasons in Auckland (NZ), Coney Island (NY, USA), Croatia and Bristol Circus Festival (UK), Koo Koo the Bird Girl is a one-woman performance incorporating dance, physical theatre, physical humour, freak show narrative and circus side show. An authentic new story of circus and film through the lens of historical female performer, Minnie Woolsley, from Tod Browning’s cult classic film Freaks (1932).

Koo Koo the Bird Girl is a moving, visceral, haunting yet subversively funny, strong one-woman performance that captures a slice of cinema history never told.  

Sarah in costume as Koo Koo the Bird Girl. She is wearing a feathered vest, thick white glasses and a headband with feathers. She is standing in front of a birdcage.
Image description: A black and white photo of Sarah in costume as Koo Koo the Bird Girl. She is wearing a feathered vest, thick white glasses and a headband with feathers. She is standing in front of a birdcage.
Sarah standing in front of a bright blue background, leaning forward with her arms out wide. She is wearing a furry shirt, white framed glasses and feathers on top of her head.
Image description: Sarah standing in front of a bright blue background, leaning forward with her arms out wide. She is wearing a furry shirt, white framed glasses and feathers on top of her head.

For wheelchair, companion card and Auslan tickets please contact the Queensland Theatre Box Office, 9.30AM to 5:00PM weekdays.
Phone: 1800 355 528
Email: sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au

I created Koo Koo the Bird Girl to honour disability art history and correct the myths about our history, and to make one woman visible to the world who’s story had never been told."

Sarah Houbolt

SHOW INFO

Tickets: $35
(+$5.00 transaction fee)

Venue: Bille Brown Theatre
Queensland Theatre
78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Date: Wednesday 15 September
Time: 7:00PM – 8:00PM

CREDITS

Producer/performer: Sarah Houbolt
Director: Barnie Duncan
Technical sound and lights operator: Laura Hook 

Koo Koo the Bird Girl

Wednesday 15 September, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

REVIEWS

Amazing, moving and revealing… (Sarah’s) performance with the hoop is quite riveting… showing moments of true beauty in her movement. This is an important performance…”
Express Magazine, New Zealand
The work incorporates accomplished stage and screen circus performer Sarah Houbolt’s consummate skills in dance and acrobatics…(An) endearingly weird piece of physical theatre”
Theatreview, New Zealand