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.”
Presented by Opera Queensland and QPAC. This production is commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.
CREATIVE TEAM Music Directors KUCKLES (PATRICK BIN AMAT, GARY GOWER, MICHAEL MAVROMATIS and STEPHEN PIGRAM)Indigenous Advisor MICHAEL MAVROMATISDirector ANDREW ROSSAssociate Director NAOMI PIGRAMSet & Costume Designer MARK THOMPSONChoreographer TARA GOWERLighting Designer MARK HOWETTSound Designer MICHAEL WATERS
Cast announced in late 2019.
Sung in English. Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval. Please note this production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.
Single Tickets $49 - $129**a transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.
Friday to Sunday
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^Applies to full-time students; Centrelink-issued Pension card holders, Veterans' Affairs pensioners. ID required. National Seniors Card not applicable.^^Children 17 yrs and under. Must be purchased with an Adult ticket. Excludes School GroupsA transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see Pricing Guide for further details.
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Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes(includes interval, subject to change without notice)