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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.

Meet the creative team

Andy Packer

Artistic Director

Andy is a director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.

Andy is a director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.

Andy is renowned for creating original live performance moments that are emotionally powerful and visually bold. His work across theatre for young audiences, opera, cabaret and symphonic concerts has pushed him to develop a distinctive theatrical form that is at once personal and epic.

Andy has directed productions, concerts and events for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Australian String Quartet, Windmill Theatre, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, Southern Youth Theatre Ensemble, Restless Dance, Tutti Ensemble and Rundle Mall Management Authority.

Andy was Creative Producer of Programming at Carclew Youth Arts 2003-2006, Creative Producer of Family Events for Adelaide Fringe Festival 2007-2008 and Creative Director of Come Out Festival 2011.

Andy is on the Board of International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), based in Philadelphia, USA.

Quincy Grant

Artistic Associate - Composer

Quincy is an Adelaide based director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.

Quincy Grant composes music for theatre, concert stage and film. His work includes music for plays such as The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy, and When the Rain Stops Falling; many works for orchestra that have been played in Germany, Canada, and by the leading Australian orchestras; and soundtracks for films and documentaries broadcast on the ABC and SBS. He also writes for concert performances and film, and plays in many groups: from rock to new music and, most recently wild gypsy music with Golonka.

He is co-director of The Firm, a company that presents concerts each year featuring Australian classical musicians in programmes of new Australian music along side interesting repertoire. In 2013 his first opera, An Ode to Nonsense, was premiered by Slingsby and the State Opera of South Australia.

Quincy lives in Adelaide with four dear ones – Anna, Arland, Clara and Miranda.

Geoff Cobham

Artstic Associate - Lighting

Geoff has worked as an Event Producer, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Public Artist and Venue Designer. His work has ranged from many smaller innovative productions to large scale theatre/dance productions, festivals, art exhibitions, events, museums and venue creation.

Awards include: Ruby Award for Sustained Contribution, Green Room Award Best lighting Design for Night Letters (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Sydney Theatre Award Best Lighting Design for Never Did Me Any Harm (Force Majeure), Helpman Award for Best Scenic Design for Little Bird (State Theatre Company of South Australia). Geoff is Artistic Associate (Design) for Slingsby.

Production Credits

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

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