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Jimmy Chi and Kuckles

BRAN NUE DAE

24 July - 2 August 2020

Playhouse, QPAC

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 made this musical a sparkling success in 1990.

The stage is a recreation of the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, and the costumes are delightfully nostalgic.

Chi’s semi-autobiographical musical is packed with humour and hope. It’s a story for all Australians, the late musician said. “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.”

DATES AND TICKETS

FRI 24 JUL 7.30PM
SAT 25 JUL 2PM* / 7.30PM*
SUN 26 JUL 1PM
TUE 28 JUL 6.30PM
WED 29 JUL 1PM / 6.30PM
THU 30 JUL 7.30PM*
FRI 31 JUL 7.30PM
SAT 1 AUG 2PM* / 7.30PM*
SUN 2 AUG 1PM**

Playhouse, QPAC

Tickets from $39 – $110

*Complimentary pre-performance talk available.**Audio description available.

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Single tickets on sale October 2019.

CREATIVE TEAM

Music Directors Kuckles (Patrick Bin Amat, Gary Gower, Michael Mavromatis and Stephen Pigram)
Indigenous Advisor Michael Mavromatis
Director Andrew Ross
Associate Director Naomi Pigram
Set and Costume Designer Mark Thompson
Choreographer Tara Gower
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Michael Waters

CAST

Cast announced in late 2019

Sung in English. Approximately 2hrs 20min including one interval. Please note this production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.

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