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13 - 15 Aug

Unfortunately this show has been cancelled.

As part of the measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, Fledgling has been cancelled and will no longer be held 13 – 15 August as part of the MERRIGONGX 2020 program.

Merrigong remains committed to this project, it will be included in the MERRIGONGX 2021 program and we will work with the artists to produce and release a Digital Taster for you to experience a glimpse of this new work that will be performed in the future.

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact upon the live performance industry, with enormous cultural and economic impacts that will last indefinitely. Find out how we are supporting independent artists here.

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 when our time comes to an end. 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.

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

Reserve your spot for FREE

For MERRIGONGX events this year, we’re trialling something new.

There is no set ticket price. Instead, we’re asking you to simply reserve a spot, show up, then pay what you feel the performance is worth afterwards.

After the show, we’ll send you an email asking how much you want to pay. You choose the amount based on your experience and your circumstances. There is no minimum amount (you can even choose $0).

If you don’t show up on the night and forget to let us know, please be aware that you will be charged a $20 no show fee.

Please note that all artists are paid a guaranteed fee. If audience contributions are greater, then the artist will receive more.


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.

See all MERRIGONGX events.


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