Bran Nue Dae

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 15 January - 01 February 2020
Category Live Event

Riverside Theatres, Opera Australia and Sydney Festival present
BRAN NUE DAE (AUSTRALIA)
By Jimmy Chi and Kuckles
An Opera Conference production


Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a runaway teenager, 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 coming-of-age musical comedy Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Young Willie embarks on a journey of discovery, hitchhiking his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind.

The first ever Aboriginal musical celebrates family, forgiveness and reconciliation with a feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country and blues music. It returns to the stage 30 years after its sparkling 1990 debut.

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.” – Jimmy Chi

FYI sung in English. This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references. Recommended for ages 16+


Riverside Members get a discount on A Reserve tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances only. No discount applies for Premium, A or B Reserves for any other performance time.


Main Cast

UNCLE TADPOLE Ernie Dingo
WILLIE Marcus Corowa
ROSIE Teresa Moore
FATHER BENEDCITUS Andrew Moran
MARIJUANA ANNIE Tuuli Narkle
SLIPPERY Callan Purcell
AUNTY THERESA Ngaire Pigram

Creatives
DIRECTOR Andrew Ross
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Naomi Pigram
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Mark Thompson
CHOREOGRAPHER Tara Gower
LIGHTING DESIGNER Mark Howett
SOUND DESIGNER Michael Waters
MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND INDIGENOUS ADVISOR Michael Mavromatis
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR Patrick Bin Amat
ASSISTANT MUSCCAL DIRECTOR Stephen Pigram

 “Infectiously joyous, irreverent and life-affirming” – Sun Herald

“Joyous, vibrant, wildly funny” – The Daily Telegraph

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

“Bran Nue Dae is in a world of its own… A great celebration and a wonderful experience to share” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Bran Nue Dae is about reconciliation and about saying that we’re all one human race — it’s all about bringing people together,” Michael Manolis Musical Director

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Bran Nue Dae

Starring Ernie Dingo, the first ever Aboriginal musical celebrates family, forgiveness and reconciliation with a feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country and blues music.

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Dates and Times:

Wednesday 15 January at 7:30pm (Preview)
Thursday 16 January at 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday 17 January at 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 18 January at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 19 January at 3pm
Tuesday 21 January at 7:30pm
Wednesday 22 January at 1pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 23 January at 7:30pm
Friday 24 January at 7:30pm
Saturday 25 January at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 26 January at 3pm
Tuesday 28 January at 7:30pm
Wednesday 29 January at 1pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 30 January at 1pm & 7:30pm
Friday 31 January at 7:30pm
Saturday 1 February at 2pm & 7:30pm

Accessible Performance – More Info
Friday 24 January at 7:30pm – Audio Described
Saturday 25 January at 2pm (Relaxed Performance)

Duration

2 hours 20 minutes (Including 20 minute interval)

Ticket Prices

TUESDAY - THURSDAY PERFORMANCES
RIVERSIDE MEMBERS - A RESERVE

Adults
$69.90
Concession $59.90
ALL PERFORMANCES - SINGLE TICKETS
Premium Tickets
All tickets
$99.90
Groups 10 + $99.90
A Reserve Adults $79.90
Senior/Pensioner $69.90
18 & Under $69.90
All Students $69.90
B Reserve
All tickets
$59.90
Groups 10 + $59.90
SATURDAY & SUNDAY MATINEE
Riverside Members
Adults
$89.90
Concession $79.90
A Reserve Adults $89.90
Concession $79.90
Full Time Student $79.90
18 & Under $79.90
B Reserve All Tickets $69.90
SATURDAY EVENING PERFORMANCE
Riverside Members
Adults
$89.90
Concession $89.90
A Reserve All Tickets $89.90
B Reserve All Tickets $69.90

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