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By Jimmy Chi and Kuckles

Bran Nue Dae

A feel-good musical for all Australians
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About

Presented by West Australian Opera in association with Perth Festival

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 semi-autobiographical coming-of-age musical comedy Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia packed with humour and hope.

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. It returns to Perth Festival 30 years on with a stage that recreates the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome and costumes that are delightfully nostalgic.

Bran Nue Dae is a story for all Australians, the late Jimmy Chi 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.’

Commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.

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Tickets from $30 - $99 + BF

A Reserve Standard $99 / Concession $94 / Friend $89.10
B Reserve Standard $79 / Concession $74 / Friend $71.10 / Student $50
C Reserve Standard $49 / Concession $44 / Friend $44.10 / Student $30

+ Booking fees

Regal Theatre

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6 Feb - 15 Feb 2020

Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm (Preview)
Fri 7 Feb, 7.30pm 
Sat 8 Feb, 2pm 
Sat 8 Feb, 7.30pm
Sun 9 Feb 5pm
Tue 11 Feb 7.30pm
Wed 12 Feb, 1pm
Wed 12 Feb, 7.30pm
Thu 13 Feb, 7.30pm
Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm
Sat 15 Feb, 2pm
Sat 15th Feb, 7.30pm

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Access

  • Tactile Tour Tactile Tour
  • Audio Described Audio Described
  • Wheelchair access Wheelchair access

Audio described performance | Sat 15 Feb, 2pm
Pre-show tactile tour | Sat 15 Feb, 2pm

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Please note

Duration 2hr 20min with interval

This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references

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Artistic Credits

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

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Post Show Q&A

Weds 12 Feb 1 pm