“It is my story but it is also yours.”

"It is my story but it is also yours."

“It is my story but it is also yours.”

JIMMY CHI AND KUCKLES

BRAN NUE DAE

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

19 Aug – 23 Aug

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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.

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

Musical Director Michael Mavromatis
Musical Director
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
Indigenous Adviser Bart Pigram

CAST

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

Ensemble

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

Suitability
M – This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references


2h 20m (including interval)


English


Hearing Loop


Accessible Venue

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Who saw Dominic J Walsh - tenor in the role of Nanki Poo in "The Mikado" in November last year?

As part of Opera Queensland's An Aria A Day series, he reprises the aria 'A Wand'ring minstrel I', accompanied by his husband, Dr Edgar Chan, a Clinical Neuro-psychologist with the NHS working on the frontline of the Covid-19 recovery.
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Really enjoyable performance such skill! Thank you, enjoyed both this performance and the one in Adelaide. Thank you so much.

It was a pleasure working with Dominic last year!!! Great fun!

Saw it in the front row with some friends. Loved every second of it.

State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre.

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre. 

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: https://www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre

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So happy you’ll be back performing this year. Love to all the SOSA family! xx

So pleased this is able to go ahead! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

Yippee

Booked!!😎

Nick Plus Cindy Liau

Danielle Ruggiero-Prior date night?

Ooooooooh Sophie Felicilicity?

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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass' most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #MakeHistory #createourfuture #opera
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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #makehistory #createourfuture #opera

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Fabulous memories. Would do it again in a flash. Einstein was definitely the most challenging mentally and physically.

A rare treat to see these 3 wonderful operas together. My favourite was Akhenaten.

It was an incredible thing to be part of!

A highlight for me! I would do it again if given the chance! My favourite of the three portrait operas!

I have never counted to 8 so many times in my life!!

Unforgettable.

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