Every night, at the same time, a pigeon crash lands in my room. At first, I think it’s dead. Then it starts talking.
A homing pigeon with no sense of direction becomes the unlikely saviour of a young girl up against her first encounter with heartbreak.
Rose’s life has been turned upside down. She seems to be getting through it okay, except at night when her dream life is taken over by a mouthy homing pigeon that claims to be her subconscious.
The last thing Rose wants is to be put through a psychological boot camp by a bossy rat with wings, but the bird’s intentions are good. It is there to help Rose to prepare for a new world order. It knows her dad is not coming home.
Rosieville is a universal story about getting back up after a blow to the heart. It is a homage to the instinct, loyalty, stamina and grit of homing pigeons who, despite countless obstacles and long distances, always manage to find their way home.
Rosieville was commissioned and first produced by Canberra Youth Theatre.