the empty cage
kit brookman and andre jewson
When a man buys a budgerigar for his lonely grandmother, his
simple gift has unintended
KIT BROOKMAN [writer] is a writer and director based in London. Recent work includes The Stones, Whalesong, and Close. His plays have been performed across Australia, the US, and the UK and his writing has appeared in journals including HEAT, Southerly, Harvest, and Westerly.
ANDRÉ JEWSON [actor] trained at VCA (Melbourne) and École Philippe Gaulier (Paris). Currently touring internationally as Zazu in Disney’s The Lion King (Michael Cassel Group/Disney Theatrical), his stage credits include The History Boys (MTC), Heaven, As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples (La Mama), Thérèse Raquin (Critical Stages), and East (La Mama/The Seymour Centre).
(Credits: Image from Natural History of the Animal Kingdom for the use of Young People,” by Kirby, W.F., (E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1889). Music by The Erlkings, used with their kind permission. Music by Robert Schumann, arranged by The Erlkings, translation by Bryan Benner, songs: Hör ich das Liedchen Klingen and Zwielicht.)