Koolbardi wer Wardong - Kalgoorlie

Following a sold out premiere season in Perth (October 2021), Koolbardi wer Wardong spreads its wings to Kalgoorlie. 

This season is subject to COVID-19 regulations.

About the show

Aliwa yeyi! (Look out now)! Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale. 

Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, very vain, very jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, their rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.

We invite you to join us for a journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall.

Award winning songwriters and story tellers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse weave magic in this five-star production brought to life under the deft direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land in a production that promises to delight audiences of all ages.


Koolbardi wer Wardong is a Wesfarmers Arts Commission. The tour is supported by Opera in the Regions Partner Minderoo Foundation, Playing WA, and Feilman Foundation. The Goldfields Children's Chorus is supported by Lotterywest and the Choreographer is supported by the Bendat Family Foundation.

We would also like to acknowledge the Commonwealth's support through the Building Better Regions Fund.



Composers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
Arrangement and Orchestration Dr Chris Stone
Director Matthew Reuben James Ward
Music Director and Repetiteur Adrian Soares
Bendat Family Foundation Artist Movement Director 
Olman Walley
Set and Costume Designer Matt McVeigh
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Jeremy Turner

Wardong Jarred Wall
Koolbardi Jarrad Inman
Djidi Djidi Tyrone Brownley
Miss Djidi Djidi Natasha Eldridge
Ngaank Boodja 
Gina Williams AM

Guitar Guy Ghouse
Double Bass 
Dr Nick Abbey
Dr Daniel Susnjar
Piano and Clarinet 
Adrian Soares

Goldfields Children's Chorus supported by Lotterywest

Event and ticketing details


Language/sub-title available in english
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

DURATION 60 minutes with no interval
12 August, 2022 Friday - 11.00am (Schools Only), 7.00pm (General Public)


Goldfields Arts Centre

35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430

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