WINNER BEST NEWCOMER MICF (2021)

Charlie Lewin never felt like a magpie. Which is probably a good thing, because they're all full of shit.

Making his hotly anticipated Mardi Gras debut,  Melbourne's "rising star of standup" (The Music) Charlie Lewin takes us from Catholic boy's school all the way to Grindr.

Bending genre and gender, stand-up and song, Cockatiel is hilarious and heartfelt snapshot of the life of a queer kid from Melbourne trying to find his flock. As a standup, sketch comic, podcaster and playwright, Charlie has always loved comedy that plays with form. A jack of all trades, he is proud to bring his distinct brand of theatrical camp to Sydney Mardi Gras.

A must see for the gays, theys and theatre kids - this award-winning show is a relatable coming-of-age tale that will speak to every strange little drama kid trying to figure it all out.

"He's here. He's queer. Snap up a ticket, quick!" - The Age

"A rising star of standup. Lewin commands the stage like a Broadway theatre" - The Music

"Fresh, reflective and very funny. Lewin has a sparkling future ahead of him" - Weekend Notes