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Tequila Mockingbird reprise

Right: Shannon Haegler and Nelle Lee

shake & stir theatre co end their 10th Anniversary main stage season with the return of the award winning Australian play, Tequila Mockingbird.

Directed by Michael Futcher, Tequila Mockingbird runs in the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 5 to 15 October.

It features the original stellar cast, including Barbara Lowing, Bryan Probets, Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij, Ross Balbuziente and Shannon Haegler.

Tequila Mockingbird visits themes of racial prejudice, the perversion of justice and the consequences of alcohol abuse, all in a uniquely Australian context.

Nominated for six Matilda Awards in 2014 and winner of Best Mainstage Production and three Gold Matilda Awards - this work examines a darker side of Australian.

After a woman is attacked in a remote Australian town, the racist underbelly rears its head as the community targets a young Indian doctor who had recently relocated to the area. Only one local man possesses the strength to uncover the truth and defend the accused in the ultimate fight for what’s right but first, he must take care of other matters, a little closer to home.

shake & stir’s Artistic Director, Ross Balbuziente said Tequila Mockingbird is an important piece of Australian theatre.

“Tequila Mockingbird has been a cherished production for shake & stir since 2013; it commenced a dialogue with our audiences surrounding racial issues and we want it to be seen by more Australians and, given the terrifying recent increase in atrocities fuelled by discrimination, it’s more important than ever,” says Balbuziente.

shake & stir’s 2016 season brings with it their award winning team of Michael Futcher (Director), Josh McIntosh (Designer), Jason Glenwright (Lighting Designer) and Guy Webster (Sound Design).

Tickets on sale now via

or call 136 246.

Following the main stage season at QPAC, Tequila Mockingbird will tour to Ipswich, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Yeppoon, Maryborough, Mackay and Townsville. For individual venue information go to

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