To Kill a Cassowary by Laurie Trott

Friday 5 March to Saturday 13 March 2021

About the play

Old Amos leads an eccentric life hidden deep in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland’s Cassowary Coast. He’s a bohemian eco-warrior, a spiritual eclectic and a cantankerous loner but for the occasional visit from his mysterious neighbour, Josie. His idyllic existence living amongst the Orange-footed Scrub Fowl and the elusive Cassowary, however, is endangered when his estranged daughter Paula moves in. She has her eyes on his precious real estate. She has plans. Over my dead body, thinks Amos. He may be right.


Amos  Steven Tandy
Paula   Natalie Taylor
Josie   Paula Nazarski


Comedy, FNQ style

Creative Team

Playwright: Laurie Trott

Director: Bridget Boyle
Set & Costume Designer: Simona Cosentini
Set & Props Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer: Guy Webster
Projection Designer: Nathan Sibthorpe
Dramaturgy: Kathryn Ash
Voice Over Artists: David Terry & Susan Prince
Technical Consultant: Sam Gibb

Stage Manager: Teegan Kranenburg
Production Assistant: Dylan Hamilton-Thompson
Photography/Videography: FrontRow Fotos
Marketing Design: Astie Design
Set Construction: Just the Man Handyman and Home Maintenance




We’re pleased to announce that we are partnering with Dundee’s @ Cairns Aquarium for post-Opening Night drinks and food with the cast and crew. Dundee’s is situated right across the road from Bulmba-ja and offers a full dinner menu as well as a special lighter “supper” type menu especially for late night post-show munchies.

In addition, Dundee’s is offering a complimentary house beer, wine, sparkling or soft drink with any main meal purchased upon presentation of your To Kill A Cassowary ticket on the day of your show.

To reserve a table, click on this link or phone 07 427 618 55 (this would help them greatly with staffing).

If you’re travelling from out of town or considering a “staycation” in town, may we suggest booking with Pullman International or Oasis Novotel across the road? They are great supporters and offer 15% off their rate if you use the code JUTECS when booking online or let the operator know at either hotel that you’re going to see the show.

Ph: 074050 2154

Ph: 07 4080 1888