The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage

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What will bring us greater contentment and satisfaction: the harmonious toil of the collective, or the desires of the individual?

Mouse, Bird and Sausage live in harmony on the Eastern side of the wall. Each contributes to their daily tasks and together they prosper greatly.

One day Bird is greeted by a stranger from beyond the wall, who mocks her, claiming her lazy companions are making a fool of her by giving her the worst of the grim chores.  This visitor promises Bird she shall prosper greatly once she is in control. Bird is unable to find it within herself to toil harmoniously any longer. And so our story unfolds.

Adapted from one of the Grimm Brothers’ hidden gems, The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage is a beautiful reminder of the happiness and simple joy we can discover through shared togetherness.

The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage premiered at Centenary Hall, Goolwa in regional South Australia on 19 July, 2014.

Creative Credits
Mouse: Matthew Gregan Bird: Amber McMahon Sausage: David Heinrich Director/Writer: Andy Packer Writer: Brant Eustice Composer: Quincy Grant Set & Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham AV Designer: Christopher Petridis Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Illustration/Animation: Andy Ellis Production/Stage Manager: Nicola Keene Technical Operator/Mechanist: Roland Partis Executive Producer: Jodi Glass
Production Snapshot
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Touring History

Dates City Country Production Venue Festival
19 July 2014 - 19 July 2014 Goolwa Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage Centenary Hall Just Add Water
22 July 2014 - 22 July 2014 Adelaide Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage AC Arts - Main Theatre
24 July 2014 - 24 July 2014 Glenunga Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage Glenunga International High School - PAC
25 July 2014 - 25 July 2014 Stonyfell Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage St Peter's Girls' College - Performing Arts Centre
29 July 2014 - 30 July 2014 Adelaide Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage St Mary's College - Performing Arts Centre
31 July 2014 - 01 August 2014 Henley Beach Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage St Michael's College Theatre
05 August 2014 - 05 August 2014 Taperoo Australia The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage Ocean View College Drama Centre
The sun loved him and warmed him as he worked in the days, but at night the moon laughed at him as it took his castles out to sea