"Genuine site-specific theatre... Piccolo Tales is the real deal" Sydney Morning Herald
What do a sex worker, a nun and a taxi driver have in common? They all drink coffee at the Piccolo Bar. This humble cafe has attracted celebrities and locals alike. These characters (and more) are paid homage in the return season of "Piccolo Tales" playing every Tuesday and Thursday from February 2016.
Loved by all for his strong opinions (and strong language) Vittorio (the 81 year old cafe proprietor) is a Kings Cross institution and has witnessed it change from behind his coffee machine. Not for the claustrophobic, this production (from the creative team behind the smash-hit "Mum's In: Stories from Razorhurst") is a roller coaster ride through 5 decades of Kings Cross including Les Girls, Vietnam, Heroin, Rave to Pram Mafia.
"Piccolo Tales is a very special show." Gay News Network
This intimate experience is strictly for ten people (inside the Piccolo with an extra seats on the street) and is an entertaining and at times confronting piece about a changing urban landscape and the many piccolo tales that helped create it.
"This performance is so full of passion and authentic pride that it would be difficult to leave the cafe without feeling warm." What's On Sydney
INFORMATION ON TICKETS
There are 3 types of seats available in the 2016 season:
- INSIDE: $40 tickets will get you this intimate show up close and personal inside the (in)famous Piccolo Bar. (capacity per show: 10)
- PAVEMENT: $30 tickets will get you a street-view from al-fresco seating out on Roslyn Street, Kings Cross. (capacity per show: 10)
- PARKSIDE: $20 hire of WiFi headphones (provided) for viewing from the park opposite the Piccolo Bar so bring a chair or cushion (capacity per show: 10)
PLEASE NOTE: pavement tickets and parkside headphone hire may or may-not include any random distractions, characters or incidents that may occur as daily life in Kings Cross. We have attempted to make all outdoor seating as comfortable as possible, however we cannot ensure that the environment will be conducive to a traditional theatre experience... so you've been warned! Show plays regardless of rain, hail or snow (???).