5th-9th August Colour House Theatre , Directed by Allana Taylor
The Cagebirds are quite content completely absorbed in their own petty interests and in placating the "Mistress" who takes care of them. Then a 'Wild One' is thrust in among them. She challenges their contentment and urges them to escape, to break out of the room and find freedom. In this extraordinary play, a room, a cage, people and captive birdsall become confused until a dramatic climax in which we suddenly see reality. Will they fly away or will it all end in tears?
Can You Hear the Music? is a highly original and thought-provoking play. Everyone has their dreams, whether it be for applause from an audience; long, cool iced drinks; safety from the world or a life among the titled rich. And this is no exception for the six mice living in the loft. Their dreams are conjured up by music as each hears a different tune played by an invisible Piper and each has to answer his call until only one is left. After all if one hadn't been left, there'd have been nobody left to pass the story on ...
The Wild One - Katie Matsell
The Mistress - Kate Rogers
The Great Guzzle - Sherrine Macleod-Brown
The Medicated Gloom - Val Foskett
The Mirror-Eyed Gazer - Sharon Czudak
The Regular Thump - Peri Kennedy
The Constant Twitting - Naomi Sasse
The Long-Tongued Gossip - Cathy Stacey
Can You Hear the Music?
Pricklemouse - J-P Agius
Fussmouse - Holly Parker
Gigglemouse - Peri Kennedy
Eldermouse - Mike Norman Smith
Housemouse - Mark Shroud
Tattymouse - James Grayston
THE CAGEBIRDS/ CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC
Director - Allana Taylor
Assistant Director - Kristen McGorry
Stage Manager - Jackie Chapman
Lighting & Sound - Matthew Farquhar
Composer - Simon Herd
Set Designer - Mike Tierney
Special Thanks to Jeff Graves and the Carlton Committee for all their help and support.