time & dates

6 Feb, 2020

Thursday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

7 Feb, 2020

Friday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

8 Feb, 2020

Saturday

2.00pm - 4.30pm

8 Feb, 2020

Saturday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

9 Feb, 2020

Sunday

5.00pm - 7.30pm

11 Feb, 2020

Tuesday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

12 Feb, 2020

Wednesday

1.00pm - 3.30pm

12 Feb, 2020

Wednesday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

13 Feb, 2020

Thursday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

14 Feb, 2020

Friday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

15 Feb, 2020

Saturday

2.00pm - 4.30pm

15 Feb, 2020

Saturday

7.30pm - 10.00pm

About the show

West Australian Opera presents
BRAN NUE DAE
By Jimmy Chi & Kuckles

An opera conference production
In association with Perth Festival

A feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country and blues music made the first-ever Aboriginal musical a sparkling success in 1990. The stage is a recreation of the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, and the costumes are delightfully nostalgic. Chi’s semi-autobiographical musical is packed with humour and hope.

Cast

Musical Directors Kuckles (Patrick Bin Amat, Gary Gower, Michael Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram)
Indigenous Advisor Michael Mavromatis
Director Andrew Ross
Associate Director Naomi Pigram
Set & Costume Designer Mark Thompson
Choreographer Tara Gower
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Michael Waters

Synopsis

Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a spunky teenager running away from school, two hippies, a wily Uncle and a German priest. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home.

Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind.

It’s a story for all Australians, the late musician said “It is my story but it is also yours and everybody else you know who seeks love and happiness in a world clouded by injustice”

 

Location

The Regal Theatre

474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008