Cackling Jackal is an Adelaide based production company that focuses on telling stories by local artists.

Our most recent performances include a worldwide debut of Abomination at the Holden Street Theatres in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival, & ‘Huge News’ live comedy podcast on its international tour, at Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

“…this show is significant. Let that sit for a moment because it should not be taken lightly. This show, a small production even by Fringe standards, with a miniscule budget and a new performer is significant. It is all the things that word encompasses: it is important, it is note-worthy, it is weighty.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – MindShare on Abomination 2019

Winner of 2018 SACBA BILBY AWARD to Kyron Weetra & Josh Mensch, for their work on their show Huge News broadcasted on Radio Adelaide.

We are preparing various works to be apart of the 60th Adelaide Fringe in 2020. Watch this space.

Key Creative team

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Meet Kyron Weetra

Kyron is a young Narrunggan musician, actor, busker, writer, radio presenter, and comedian.

He started strutting the boards in year 6 where he played Elvis in a school musical and he has never looked better since! Kyron has spent the past 10 years in and out of various musical projects including playing guitar in ‘Hello Newman’ who came 2nd in the 2011 Battle of the Bands competition for SA. He regularly busks and plays acoustically around the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide in pubs or on the street.

You may have seen him on the latest Murray Pest Control commercial or perhaps in a theatre company’s’ premiere like Gobsmacked Theatres’ ‘The Skriker’ or Red Phoenixs’ ‘Titus Andronicus’. Currently contributing to the State Theatre and Act Now DECAMERON 2.0 project as a writer & an actor, and most recently performing his first solo show at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe “Adelaide Aurals”. 

Meet Josh Mensch

Josh Mensch is an Adelaide based non-binary creator with over two decades of performing experience.

They made their theatrical debut first appearing as Rudolph in the kindy Christmas show at age 4. Since then they have acquired credits in stage, screen and voice acting.

They are the only actor to date to portray the titular character of Matthew Reilly’s best-selling novel series, Scarecrow, for “Ice Station Live” at Fringe 2015. They were also in the experimental feature film, “Stanley’s Mouth”, and the acclaimed LGBTQ+ feature “Hand Grenade”, both filmed around Port Adelaide and Adelaide CBD.

Most recently they performed their debut solo show, “Abomination” at Adelaide Fringe 2020, receiving a 5-Star review, and has been selected to be a featured artist and panelist at the National Young Writers Festival 2020.