Koolbardi wer Wardong - Bunbury

Aliwa yeyi! (Look out now)! Feathers will fly!

About the Show

Koolbardi the magpie and Wardong the crow are very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Their cunning, rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion. Journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits.

Award-winning songwriters and storytellers, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, weave magic in this beautiful tale where pride always comes before the fall.

Don’t miss this acclaimed production at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.


A Wesfarmers Arts Commission. Regional Tour supported by the Minderoo Foundation and Playing WA. Children’s Chorus supported by Lotterywest. Movement Director supported by the Bendat Family Foundation.

All music composed by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse ⓒ 2020 Wanjoo Pty Ltd. All rights administered by Perfect Pitch Music Publishing (APRA), on behalf of Wanjoo Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Composers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
Arrangement and Orchestration Dr Chris Stone
Director Matt Reuben James Ward
Music Director Joshua Haines
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 GhouseDouble Bass Dr Nick AbbeyPercussion Dr Daniel Susnjar
Piano Joshua Haines

Children's Chorus supported by Lotterywest

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Language/sub-title available in english

Dates & Times

DURATION 1 hour with no interval
4 August 2023 Friday - 11.00am (Schools), 7.00pm


Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

2 Blair Street, Bunbury WA 6230

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