Bran Nue Dae
OPERA AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALIA
BY JIMMY CHI AND KUCKLES
16 January–1 February Riverside Theatres $59.90–$99.90 + BF 140 MINS
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
WHEN
  • Thu 16 Jan at 7.30pm (preview)
    Fri 17 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 2.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sun 19 Jan at 3.00pm
    Tue 21 Jan at 7.30pm
    Wed 22 Jan at 1.00pm
    Wed 22 Jan at 7.30pm
    Thu 23 Jan at 7.30pm
    Fri 24 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sat 25 Jan at 2.00pm*
    Sat 25 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sun 26 Jan at 3.00pm
    Tue 28 Jan at 7.30pm
    Wed 29 Jan at 1.00pm
    Wed 29 Jan at 7.30pm
    Thu 30 Jan at 1.00pm
    Thu 30 Jan at 7.30pm
    Fri 31 Jan at 7.30pm
    Sat 1 Feb at 2.00pm
    Sat 1 Feb at 7.30pm

    * Relaxed Performance

TICKETS & PRICING
  • Premium Full Price – $99.90
    A Reserve Full Price – $79.90–$89.90
    A Reserve Pensioner/Student/Child – $69.90–$79.90
    B Reserve Full Price – $59.90–$69.90
    + booking fee
Bran Nue Dae
OPERA AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALIA
BY JIMMY CHI AND KUCKLES

Bran Nue Dae, the world’s best-loved Aboriginal stage musical, gets a major revival on its 30th birthday.

Packed to the tin roof with humour and hope, and fuelled by the soul-reggae-country sounds of cult band Kuckles, the late Jimmy Chi’s musical is a road-trip through 1960s Western Australia.

Follow young Willie as he hitchhikes his way home from mission school back to the girl he loves, with two hippies, a wily Uncle and a German priest for company.

Staged on a recreation of the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, Bran Nue Dae looks back to a different world, and forward to a better tomorrow.

It’s a story for all Australians, said Chi. "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."

An Opera Conference production presented by Opera Australia and Sydney Festival.

"Infectiously joyous, irreverent and life-affirming" – Sun Herald

"Once in a while, something very special emerges in Australian theatre — something like Bran Nue Dae" – Sydney Morning Herald

Accessibility
Important Info

Warning – this production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Run time is approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one interval

Sung in English.

Cast and Credits
Creatives
Musical Director & Indigenous Advisor Michael Mavromatis
Assistant Musical Director Stephen Pigram, Patrick Bin Amat
Director Andrew Ross
Associate Director Naomi Pigram
Set & Costume Designer Mark Thompson
Choreographer Tara Gower
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Michael Waters
 
Cast
Uncle Tadpole Ernie Dingo
Willie Marcus Corowa
Rosie Teresa Moore
Father Benedictus Andrew Moran
Marijuana Annie Tuuli Narkle
Slippery Callan Purcell
Aunty Theresa Ngaire Pigram

Ensemble
Adi Cox
Damar Isherwood
Tehya Jamieson
Danielle Sibosado
Czack (Ses) Bero
Taj Jamieson
Bojesse Pigram
Tai Savage

This production is commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.
16 January–1 February
$59.90–$99.90 + BF
140 MINS
"Joyous, vibrant, wildly funny"
The Daily Telegraph
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