With songs by Jacquie Reid

As a busy ten year old, Caylee’s life is full of changes and challenges. But each morning between cartoons and breakfast Nana Mackey composes a new song that will prepare Caylee to face her Next Big Thing. Nana Mackey, a retired musicologist, lives in the loft inside the head of her beloved granddaughter, until one day, she just goes missing. Without her daily dose of confidence-boosting music, and with her loft invaded by an uptight professor, a kidnapped penguin, and a washed-up pop star, Caylee becomes confused and angry and deeply sad. On a family camping trip, when Caylee refuses to come out of the tent, Nana Mackey appears as a black bird and encourages Caylee to make her own music. Taking over where Nana Mackey left off, Caylee uses her creative instincts to face her Next Big Thing... accepting the fact that her Nana has passed away.

  • surreal comedy with songs
  • 60
  • 8 total
  • 4 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • women
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • all ages, children
  • Australian Script Centre


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