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Bran Nue Dae

Jimmy Chi & Kuckles

Bran Nue Dae

Comedy TheatreJune 12 – July 12, 2020

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Fri 12.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 13.6.20
2:00 PM
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Sat 13.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sun 14.6.20
3:00 PM
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Tue 16.6.20
7:30 PM
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Wed 17.6.20
1:00 PM
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Wed 17.6.20
7:30 PM
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Thu 18.6.20
7:30 PM
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Fri 19.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 20.6.20
2:00 PM
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This is a relaxed performance, which is designed to ensure guests who may benefit from a more relaxed environment can enjoy the performance experience. This can include families with older children, guests on the autism spectrum, guests with dementia, anyone with sensory or cognitive considerations or any individuals who prefer to watch the performance in a more flexible setting. 

Sat 20.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sun 21.6.20
3:00 PM
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Tue 23.6.20
7:30 PM
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Wed 24.6.20
1:00 PM
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Wed 24.6.20
7:30 PM
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Thu 25.6.20
7:30 PM
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Fri 26.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 27.6.20
2:00 PM
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Sat 27.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sun 28.6.20
3:00 PM
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Tue 30.6.20
7:30 PM
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Wed 1.7.20
1:00 PM
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Wed 1.7.20
7:30 PM
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Thu 2.7.20
7:30 PM
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Fri 3.7.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 4.7.20
2:00 PM
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Sat 4.7.20
7:30 PM
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Sun 5.7.20
3:00 PM
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Tue 7.7.20
7:30 PM
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Wed 8.7.20
1:00 PM
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Wed 8.7.20
7:30 PM
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Thu 9.7.20
7:30 PM
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Fri 10.7.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 11.7.20
2:00 PM
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Sat 11.7.20
7:30 PM
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Sun 12.7.20
1:00 PM
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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.

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.”


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Musical Directors

Kuckles (Patrick Bin Amat, Gary Gower, Michael Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram)

Indigenous Advisor Michael Mavromatis
Director Andrew Ross
Associate Director Naomi Pigram

Set & Costume Designer

Mark Thompson
Choreographer Tara Gower
Lighting designer Mark Howett
Sound designer Michael Waters

Cast to be announced.


Please note: this production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.


Running time: approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one interval.


Sung in English.

The StoryHide

A young teenager sets out on the road trip of a lifetime when he runs away from mission school in Perth and heads back to Broome, with a German priest in pursuit.

Along the way, Willie meets a wily old Uncle and two hippies who will turn his life upside down.

Everyone learns something about themselves in this coming-of-age story.

The performance on 20 June at 2pm is a designated relaxed performance. There are no significant differences to the production however we aim to provide a more relaxed environment.

A relaxed performance is designed to ensure guests with disability and their families, or anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, can more fully enjoy the performance experience together. This can include people on the autism spectrum, anyone with sensory or cognitive considerations, families with older children*, or any individuals who prefer to watch the performance in a more flexible setting. Anyone can benefit.

Guests are welcome to come and go from their seats during the performance to make the show more accommodating for persons with disability to facilitate any accessibility considerations they may require.

A Social Story pdf guide with performance timings, detailed descriptions and images of the venue will be available in the near future if you’d like to be more informed about what to expect when you visit.

A ‘Quiet Space’ is available if a break from the show is needed.

Opera Australia would like to thank Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) for their assistance in making this accessible performance possible.

*Please note this production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.

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