Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Hecate Thu 6 - Sun 16 Feb Subiaco Arts Centre Thu 6 - Sun 16 Feb Subiaco Arts Centre $25 - $69 + BF
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Thu 6 - Sun 16 Feb at Subiaco Arts Centre, from $25 - $69 + BF

A Perth Festival Commission
Presented in association with Bell Shakespeare

In a world where the Noongar language is spoken by all, a yarn about a Scottish king is retold.

Join Yirra Yaakin, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisations for Australia’s first large-scale Shakespeare production entirely in Noongar.

Hecate, queen of the witches, is usually omitted from productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Most directors are unsure of what to do with her. Here, she is at the heart of everything watching as Macbeth strives toward power at any cost, all the while knowing that order must be restored; that Country always trumps human ambition and greed.

In 1833 colonist Robert Menli Lyon wrote in reference to Noongar people that ‘the whole of each tribe are bards’. This world premiere event puts those words to the test. Having spent years studying and reclaiming their endangered Noongar language, a star ensemble use this audacious adaptation as a springboard to showcase its poetic and expressive qualities.

Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]
Kylie Bracknell & Dr Clint Bracknell
Editor/Senior Language Consultant
Roma Yibiyung Winmar
Cultural Consultants
Judy Bone & Mitchella Hutchins
Set & Costume Designer
Zoë Atkinson
Lighting Designer
Mark Howett
Composer/Musical Director/Sound Designer
Dr Clint Bracknell
Movement Director
Janine Oxenham
Kate Mulvany
Stage Manager
Sue Fenty
Bell Shakespeare Consultants & Associate Directors
James Evans & Peter Evans
Cezera Critti-Schnaars | Bobbi Henry | Della Rae Morrison | Kyle J Morrison | Mark Nannup | Trevor Ryan | Maitland Schnaars | Ian Wilkes | Rubeun Yorkshire
Dr Richard Walley OAM
Clem Rodney
Ellery Blackman
Terry Grose, Roberta Hansen, Karla Hart, Debra Miller, Dan Mossenson, Derek Nannup, Elfie Shiosaki, Rosemary Walley
Artistic Director
Eva Grace Mullaley
General Manager
Elinor King
Partnerships Manager
Simone Detourbet
Production Manager
Mike Nanning
Marketing Manager
Mira Radmilovich
Associate Artist
Zac James
Education Officer
Jessica Gatt
Office Manager & Accounts
Judy Bone
Digital Marketing Officer
Emmanuelle Dodo-Balu
Time & Location

Thu 6 - Sun 16 Feb

Tue - Fri 7.30pm | Sat 8 Feb 2pm | Sat 15 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 6pm

Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco / Wandaraguttagurru



    • Adult: $69
    • Concession: $65
    • Friend: $62
    • Student: $25

Eligible for package discount

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  • Audio description performance Wed 12 Feb

Performed in Noongar
Latecomers not admitted

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Post Show Q&A

Tue 11 Feb

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

Thank you


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