Monday, 4 March 2019 to Saturday, 9 March 2019
Adelaide Fringe

Nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe 2018

An amoral revenge tale for the #MeToo generation, ‘Cockroach’ is a blackly comic prose-poem/grunge-cabaret about female anger. When C wakes from a nightmare she finds herself transformed into a monstrous vermin. For too long she’s yearned to behave badly. Tonight’s her night of reckoning!   Disrupting Kafka and Ovid’s Metamorphoses ‘Cockroach’ explores the silencing following abuse and the transformations that occur from it.  Furious, funny and hopeful. 

"Powerful, creative and unapologetic" Broadway World
“A unique, thought-provoking fantasy script juxtaposed with startling facts and reality” Weekend Notes

(Content Warning: domestic/gendered violence, rape and sexual assault)

4 STARS . "The solo performer Donovan embodies different characters, including victims, assaulters-turned-victims and the star insect, from head to toe. Her physicality is impressive."
Weekend Notes
4 STARS - "The level of detail in Melita Rowston’s writing is incredibly confronting, but its humour and quick wit make for a watchable show"
Laura Desmond - Theatre Review
4 STARS." Melita Rowston is a very skilful writer and Leah Donovan is a fabulously talented actor. This is a cautionary tale that needs to be seen."
Bob Becker - Hi Fi Way - The Pop Chronicles


Adults $26, Conc. $21, Group (6+) $23, Fringe Members $20.25, BankSA $20.25
60 mins

Written and Directed by Melita Rowston
Performed by Leah Donovan
Live Music by Benito Di Fonzo
Lighting design by: Stephen Dean
Lighting operator: Aliscia Dowell

Monday, 4 March 2019 - 9:00pm
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 9:00pm
Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 9:00pm
Friday, 8 March 2019 - 9:00pm
Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 9:00pm

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