Aliwa yeyi! (Look out now!) Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale.
Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.
We invite you to join us for a journey on Noongar Boodja, back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall.
Award winning songwriters and story tellers, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse weave magic in a world first, brought to life under the deft direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.
COMPOSERS Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
ARRANGEMENT / ORCHESTRATION Dr Chris Stone
DIRECTOR Matthew Reuben, James Ward
MUSIC DIRECTOR Joshua Haines
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Olman Walley
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Matt McVeigh
LIGHTING DESIGN Mark Howett
SOUND DESIGN Jeremy Turner
What is a relaxed performance?
A relaxed performance aims to create a welcoming environment for audiences with autism, sensory and communication needs and learning disabilities.
Conventional theatre rules are relaxed and audiences are given permission to make themselves comfortable during the performance.
Lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to make the theatre experience more pleasant for audiences with sensory sensitivities.
What can I expect?
- Theatre doors will remain open throughout the performance
- Auditorium lights will remain on at a low level for the duration of the performance
- Main Characters will be introduced at the beginning of the performance
- Sound will be moderated
- Pacing areas will be available in the foyer
- Two Quiet Areas with bean bags and art materials will be available for audiences who may want to leave the auditorium to relax.
- Audiences may exhibit comfort behaviours such as fidgeting, stimming, pacing, rocking or make noises during the performance
- Audience members are free to enter and exit the venue throughout the performance
Register for Tickets
Please fill in the form below to register for tickets to the Koolbardi wer Wardong Relaxed Performance on Saturday 5th August.
Online registrations have now closed. There will be a small allocation of tickets availbale from the box office before the show.
This Relaxed Performance is supported by Lotterywest.
A Wesfarmers Arts Commission
Regional tour supported by the Minderoo Foundation and Playing WA. Children’s Chorus supported by Lotterywest.
Movement Director supported by the Bendat Family Foundation.
This performance is made possible by the support of BREC’s First Nations Audience Development and Program Partner Alcoa.