Live Music

Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue

A contemporary song cycle that prompts us to look with hope and humour towards an uncertain future.

  • Dates 23 - 25 June

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

So why is the chicken still crossing the sea? The Konstantin Projekt draws on Eastern European folk music, fairytale, art and storytelling traditions to offer new perspectives on the intertwined history of chickens and people – the experience of migration from a woman’s (and a chicken’s!) point of view.

A contemporary song cycle alive with music, puppetry, imagery and laced with Grandmother Babcia’s stories, the adventures of Konstantin the Rooster reminds us of past triumphs and disasters, prompting us to look with hope and humour towards an uncertain future.

Text: Alison Richards
Music: Néla Trifković
Design & visual dramaturgy: Dagmara Gieysztor
Performance dramaturgy: Irine Vela
Images: Abstract Productions
With Alison Richards as Grandmother Babcia, Justine Anderson, Victoria Bilogan, Eva Glover, Ernie Gruner, Kaira Hachefa, Gemma Horbury and David Howell.

Proudly supported by City of Stonnington

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23 - 25 June


Friday & Saturday: 7.30pm
Sunday: 2pm


$40 Standard
$25 Concession
$20 Child (12 years & younger)
$30 Groups (5+)
$20 Early Bird (available until 11 June)


70-minutes (no interval)

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15-minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require accessible seating or wheelchair access, call the Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.


Animated projections & squeaky chickens
This performance is suitable for ages 8+

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:


Venue will open one hour prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatres.


Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.