“What is it? The nightingale? I do not know it at all, and it lives in my empire!”
Enchanted by the lilting birdsong of the plain-looking, brown Nightingale, the little Emperor of China captures and keeps her in a gilded cage for his daily entertainment. But soon, along with her freedom, the beautiful voice of the Nightingale is lost and a singing mechanical bird replaces her.
Will she survive her days in captivity? Will she ever fly freely again? Join the Nightingale and friends in their quest for her freedom.
Cast size: 4
Writer: Mike Kenny
Composer: Ruth Ling
Director: Kate Golledge
Choreographer: Trev Neo
Production designer: Bec Chippendale
Lighting designer: James Tan
Sound designer: Marco Curcio