31 July - 25 August
Words by Brigitte Aphrodite
Music by Quiet Boy
Directed by Laura Keefe
BOUNDLESS THEATRE AND BOOM SHAKALAKA PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
In Margate, an isolated teenager forms a band and finds her voice with the help of a gang of exotic birds. A musical about finding your flock and ruffling feathers, Parakeet is a feast for the ears, eyes and heart told through irresistible song, poetry and electronic sounds. It’s time to discover the new spirit of punk: punk with empathy.
Empathy is the new punk.
Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy renew their collaboration with director Laura Keefe following My Beautiful Black Dog, which toured the UK following a sold-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.
Paines Plough Roundabout @ Summerhall
1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL – Venue 26
31 July – 25 August
31 July, 2 August (Previews)
4 August (Opening Performance)
No Performances on Tuesday
Start Time: 17:05
£12, £14 Weekdays
£13, £15 Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk, feminist showgirl, and poetical music performance artist who has a loyal following due to her approach to multidisciplinary art and social expression. In her former years she has toured her music with the likes of Kate Nash and Josie Long. Bri is most recently known for her critically acclaimed show – ‘My Beautiful Black Dog’ – a part gig, part theatre, modern day, punk musical exploring depression. The show sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe circuit, was featured on the BBC 10 O’clock News and in the Guardian and Elle magazine. Gathering momentum in 2015/16 the show went on to tour the UK and sell out dates at the Southbank Centre. Wellcome Trust funding was awarded to the ‘MBBD movement’ and a workshop, based on the show, its narrative and the language we use around mental health was developed and delivered in schools around the country.
Singer songwriter Quiet Boy, signed to Universal records in 2005 and has appeared at most major UK festivals including Radio 1 stage at Leeds and Reading. Touring extensively, and has appeared with Prodigy, Echo and the Bunnymen, System Of A Down. Full tours with Kasabian, Fratellis, Mick Jones (Clash), Carl Barat (The Libertines). Many appearances on TV and Radio. Quiet Boy has recorded an album with legendary Producer Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs). Recently commissioned as Composer and Musical Director for critically acclaimed gig theatre ‘My Beautiful Black Dog’ and further work in development and composing on projects with Bush Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The National Theatre and most recently The Vaults Festival with a new piece by Katie Bonna.
As Director: My Beautiful Black Dog (Bush Theatre/Roundhouse/Southbank Centre); One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Watermill Theatre); Turning a Little Further, The Lost (Young Vic); Used Blood Junkyard (Arcola Theatre); I Know Where the Dead are Buried (24/7 Theatre Festival) and Guilt and Shame (Edinburgh/Latitude/Bestival/Soho Theatre). As Associate Director: Mad About the Boy (Iron Shoes/Tour) and Is Everyone OK? (Nabokov/Tour). As Assistant Director Romantics Anonymous, The Two Gentlemen of Verona & Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe); As You Like It (National Theatre); Feast (Young Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse/Trafalgar Studio); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Fen (Finborough/National Theatre Studio); Dr Faustus (Watford Palace); Roaring Trade (Paines Plough/Soho Theatre) and How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (Southwark Playhouse).