Valley Artists have been entertaining audiences in the Wollombi Valley with exciting, innovative and
professional quality theatre for nearly 25 years. Cuckoo is their current production, written by
Melbourne playwright Jane Miller and directed by Micaela Elphick.
The play stars Valley Artists’ favourites Bob Philippe, Karen Jones and Craig Howe, plus they are
thrilled to announce that the very talented, Fi Young, returns to the Valley Artists’ stage to take on a
major role in this production.
Cuckoo is a very funny, intriguing and unsettling play. It tells the story of Mel and Leo, a couple
whose young son disappeared in mysterious circumstances 12 years ago. One night a knock on their
door reveals an enigmatic teenager who says he’s had a bicycle accident and needs their help. Could
this strange young man be their long lost Jono or does he have nefarious intentions? This play keeps
you guessing right to the end. To quote Director, Micaela Elphick, “It’s tight, dark, hilarious, (if you
share my sense of humour), poignant, and it’s Australian. Mel and Leo are our suburban Everyman
Cuckoo opens on Friday 11 th November at Laguna Hall on Great North Road at Laguna and runs until
Saturday 19 th November, with the ever popular matinee at 2.30pm on Sunday. Cuckoo is a one act
play, commencing at 8pm and the Valley Artists’ bar will be open from 7pm (1.30pm on Sunday).
Tickets can be purchased through their website, valleyartists.org and are only $30 or $25 concession.