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Bran Nue Dae

“It Is My Story But It Is Also Yours.”

Her Majesty's Theatre

19 Aug - 23 Aug 2020


From $40*

This production is commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.

Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a spunky 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 Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind. A feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country and blues music made this first-ever Aboriginal musical a sparkling success in 1990 and inspired a hit movie.

This new production recreates the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, and invites you to experience a quintessentially Australian story.

Musical Director
Michael Mavromatis
Musical Director
Patrick Bin Amat
Andrew Ross
Associate Director
Naomi Pigram
Set & Costume Designer
Mark Thompson
Tara Gower
Mark Howett
Sound Designer
Michael Waters
Indigenous Adviser
Bart Pigram

Uncle Tadpole
Ernie Dingo
Marcus Corowa
Teresa Moore
Father Benedictus
Andrew Moran
Marijuana Annie
Danielle Sibosado
Callan Purcell
Aunty Theresa
Ngaire Pigram

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

Touring Band
Patrick Bin Amat
Ben Ingvarson
Manny Mavromatis
Bart Pigram

  • Duration 2h 20m
  • Interval Yes
  • Suitability M
    • English
  • Surtitles No
  • Hearing Loop Yes
  • Accessible Venue Yes