Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
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.
Director/AdaptorKylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]TranslatorsKylie Bracknell & Dr Clint BracknellEditor/Senior Language ConsultantRoma Yibiyung WinmarCultural ConsultantsJudy Bone & Mitchella HutchinsSet & Costume DesignerZoë AtkinsonLighting DesignerMark HowettComposer/Musical Director/Sound DesignerDr Clint BracknellMovement DirectorJanine OxenhamDramaturgKate MulvanyStage ManagerSue FentyBell Shakespeare Consultants & Associate DirectorsJames Evans & Peter EvansCastCezera Critti-Schnaars | Bobbi Henry | Della Rae Morrison | Kyle J Morrison | Mark Nannup | Trevor Ryan | Maitland Schnaars | Ian Wilkes | Rubeun Yorkshire
PatronDr Richard Walley OAMChairpersonClem RodneyTreasurerEllery BlackmanDirectorsTerry Grose, Roberta Hansen, Karla Hart, Debra Miller, Dan Mossenson, Derek Nannup, Elfie Shiosaki, Rosemary WalleyArtistic DirectorEva Grace MullaleyGeneral ManagerPeter Kift MIPA AFAIMProducerElinor KingPartnerships ManagerSimone DetourbetProduction ManagerMike NanningMarketing ManagerMira RadmilovichAssociate ArtistZac JamesEducation OfficerJessica GattOffice Manager & AccountsJudy BoneDigital Marketing OfficerEmmanuelle 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
Eligible for package discount
Performed in Noongar
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.