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Little Bird: A dark fairytale for grown-ups told through a dazzling song cycle

A thrilling solo performance, Little Bird is a gripping story of how people can transform many times over the course of a lifetime.

Commissioned by State Theatre Company and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Little Bird is a play with songs – which looks at the journey of a young boy, Wren, from his parents’ isolated cottage to the lights of the big city. Along the way a series of startling transformations occur, blurring the lines of identity, gender and reality as Wren searches for self, for love and for a place to belong.

Little Bird has been created especially for Australian stage legend Paul Capsis, written by multi-award winning Adelaide playwright Nicki Bloom (Tender, Land and Sea) with songs by Cameron Goodall and Quentin Grant – the musicians behind the 2013 Cabaret Festival hit You, Me and the Bloody Sea.

Drawing upon fairytale, mythology and song to create a compelling dramatic and musical journey, Little Bird will leave you transported, uplifted and with tears in your eyes.

Paul Capsis is one of the most compelling performers in Australia, celebrated as a national living treasure for his performances in theatre, film, musical theatre, cabaret and in concert. Whether delivering a bravura solo performance in Boulevard Delirium, directed by Barrie Kosky; creating one of the most exotic portrayals of Riff Raff ever in The Rocky Horror Show; channelling his Maltese grandmother in the Helpmann Award-winning Angela’s Kitchen (his co-written solo piece) or tackling great classics like The Threepenny Opera; Paul brings charisma and deep commitment to every performance.
Paul has also appeared in a leading role in the recently released Australian feature film, The Boy Castaways. His debut feature film acting role in 1998 was the groundbreaking Australian film Head On.

Above all, Paul Capsis is simply one of the greatest singers in Australia, with a voice of quite astonishing range and power.

Hear Paul’s extraordinary voice and get a glimpse of his spine-tingling transformation here.

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