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25 - 27 Mar

Explore the generational divide between a parent and their child.

Written and Directed by Lily Hayman
Adapted from the novel The Flight of Birds by Joshua Lobb

Fledgling explores the generational divide between a parent and their child, and questions what kinds of worlds we leave behind for our children.  This adaptation stages the deterioration of a father and daughter’s relationship alongside the deterioration of the natural environment.

Lily Hayman is a theatre maker and performer from Sydney, with a focus on creating works that challenge the notion of audience as a passive spectator in theatre productions. Read more here.

Pay What You Feel

We want to make it easier to experience new works. So for this event there is no set ticket price. Instead, you simply reserve a spot, show up, then pay what you feel the performance is worth afterwards.

1. Reserve your spot for free.

Register and reserve your spot online.

If this is your first time, you will need to sign up. All you need is an email address and a credit or debit card (note – no money is charged to your card.)

2. See the show. 

You know this bit…

3. Pay what you feel. 

After the show, we’ll send you an email asking how much you want to page. You choose the amount based on your experience and your circumstances. There is no minimum or maximum amount.

Important: If you reserve a seat and don’t show up on the night, you will be charged a $20 no-show fee per seat. This ensures that the artists don’t miss out for their work.

Cast & Creative Team

Writer, Director and Sound Designer Lily Hayman
Lighting Designer Sam Read
Production Manager Tyler Fitzpatrick
Cast Claire Gilmour, Jessica Melchert, Benjamin Stonnill and Nick Vagne

Important Safety Information

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences, and have a COVID Safe Plan to help keep everyone safe that includes:

• Reduced capacities – up to 75% of our normal seating capacity. Empty seats are distributed throughout the theatre, however, you may have people seated next to you.
• Digital check-ins
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting of theatres and foyers
• Increased distance between performers and the audience
• Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues
• Trained staff to assist with COVID safety.

The use of face masks is encouraged.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if they are very mild, please stay home and contact us prior to your event, and we will arrange a refund or exchange.

Click here for the most up-to-date information.


MERRIGONGX is our annual artists’ program. It focuses on supporting artists to take creative risks.

MERRIGONGX places artists and their practice at the centre of our community. From in-house creative developments to full-blown public presentations of new work, and everything in between, MERRIGONGX provides independent artists with financial, technical, marketing and artistic resources.

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