By Jimmy Chi and Kuckles

Bran Nue Dae

Bran Nue Dae 6 - 15 Feb Regal Theatre 6 - 15 Feb Regal Theatre $30 - $99 + BF
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6 - 15 Feb at Regal Theatre, from $30 - $99 + BF

Presented by West Australian Opera

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.’

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

6 - 15 Feb

Tue - Fri 7.30pm | Wed 1pm & 7.30 pm | Sat 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 5pm

Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco / Wandaraguttagurrup


2hrs 20mins including interval

  • A Reserve

    • Adult: $99
    • Concession: $94
    • Friend: $89.10
  • B Reserve

    • Adult: $79
    • Concession: $74
    • Friend: $71.10
    • Student: $50
  • C Reserve

    • Adult: $49
    • Concession: $44
    • Friend: $44.10
    • Student: $30
  • Audio described performance Sat 15 Feb 2pm
  • Tactile tour Sat 15 Feb 2pm

This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references

Connect Events

Post Show Q&A

Wed 12 Feb 1pm

Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.


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


  • Ben Symons

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