When Ibis’ father died defending their home as bulldozers moved in to build Sydney Olympic Park, Ibis and Gran had nowhere to go.
Now fully grown and thriving in the urban sprawl of Sydney, Ibis is bravely championing the rights of ibises. He’s connecting Sydneysiders with the troubled past of the bin chicken* in a workshop that will change the way you see your city.
Join Ibis on a journey inside the hearts and minds of the birds you hate, charting their journey to Sydney and showing there’s much more to the ibis than you might think.
Come and meet the bird audiences have called, “inspiring”, “so gross” and “surprisingly moving” in the show that will change the way you see your city and the creatures who struggle to call it home. Ibis: Your city, our bins.
*Please don’t call them that, they prefer to be called Refuse Egrets.
Ibis is played by Bec Melrose, RAW Comedy 2018 winner, writer and storyteller.
“No species left the full room without a smile, a laughter workout, or hands ringing from clapping. Its creator and character deserved every moment.” – Chuck Moore Reviews
“I never expected to feel so much warmth and love for an ibis.” – C. Bain, Director of Improv Theatre Sydney.
“Always have a lovely stay at these hotels. Very clean.” – J. Magee.
This is a Sydney Comedy Festival encore show.