Back to Birdy

21feb01marBack to BirdyFruit Box Theatre presents Back to Birdy by Z Bui at The Imperial ErskinevilleEvent TypePerformance,Pride Events

Event Details

Sometimes, the longest friendships are the most complicated ones. Warren and Emily have been best friends since high school, suffering together through shitty teachers, coming out and failed relationships.

Since Warren’s transition, it’s become evident that they’re not saying many things to each other. Taking place in the aftermath of a falling out between protagonists Warren and Emily, ‘Back to Birdy’ is a candid and humorous look at chasms and contradictions within the queer community. How do old friendships reshape around identity politics and queer spaces?

Set against the backdrop of Lesbian, Queer & GNC folk night ‘Birdcage’, the play takes the characters back to Birdy (i.e. Birdcage) through a series of fluid flashbacks as they interact with their younger selves.

Developed through Fruit Box Theatre’s ‘RIPE Development Program’, ‘Back to Birdy’ is the culmination of 18 months of development from a collective of diverse queer actors and writers. This play is reflective of Fruit Box Theatre’s commitment to telling inclusive stories that reflect the lived experience of queer people in Australia. We proudly present this work with the iconic Sydney venue, The Imperial Erskineville, for Sydney Mardi Gras 2024.


Playwright Z Bui
Director Sean Landis
Co-Producers Sonia Dodd and Kayla-Rose De Sousa
Assistant Director Lu Bradshaw
Stage Manager Jess Henley-Sadgrove
Sound Designer Aisling Bermingham
Set/Costume Designer Soham Apte
Lighting Designer Aron Murray

Warren Hayden Moon
Emily Gemma Dart
Past Warren Angelica Lockyer
Past Emily Chloe Jayne


Performing at The Imperial Erskineville (35 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville)

Wednesday 21 February 7:30pm (preview)
Thursday 22 February 7:30pm (preview)
Friday 23 February 7:30pm (opening night)
Saturday 24 February 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday 25 February 7:30pm
Tuesday 27 February 7:30pm
Wednesday 28 February 7:30pm
Thursday 29 February 7:30pm
Friday 1 March 7:30pm (closing night)



Preview $25
Adult $35
Ally $42

NOTE: All tickets are General Admission

We have endeavored to keep ticket costs low for Back to Birdy but acknowledge that many experience a significant financial barrier to attending theatre. We have a limited number of Pay What You Can tickets for each performance. Please email with your preferred date of attendance to access these tickets. Where possible, First Nations, trans, and people with disabilities will be prioritized.



February 21 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm - March 1 (Friday) 9:30 pm


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