17 March, 24 May
Words by Brigitte Aphrodite
Music by Quiet Boy
BOUNDLESS THEATRE AND BOOK SHAKALAKA PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
THE PARAKEET EXPERIENCE
Enter a world of electronic punk, amazing music and exotic birds with Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy, staging a musical performance taken from their brand new show Parakeet. A genre-crossing feast for the eyes, ears and heart, Parakeet features punk poetry, sparkly-sharp fashion, wild dance moves and storytelling. The show is a fantastical tale of a young girl’s journey to make a new kind of punk: a gentler punk – punk with empathy.
The Parakeet Experience celebrates the show’s most riotous, fabulous and irresistible songs.
A coming of age fantastical tale of how a teenage girls imagination is brought to life by the urban ring-necked Parakeets of South East England when she moves to Margate with her mother under difficult circumstances.
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.