Songbird by Shakara Walley | BREC

Songbird

Run Time 1 hr 15 min + Post show Q&A
Ticket Prices Adult $35 + BF | Child $25 + BF | Concession/student  $25 + BF  
Groups 6+ $31.50 + BF | + BREC Access
BREC Presents Songbird by Shakara Walley
A Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company production

Warnings: Contains coarse language and adult themes.
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 13+


JOIN US – Welcome to Country and meet the Company
Yirra Yaakin and BREC invite community members to join the cast and crew of Songbird for Welcome to Country at 10am followed by a cup of tea,  a biscuit and a chat in BREC’s Skybar on Saturday 1st June.  Come and meet the company informally. 10am-11am. All welcome.

Saturday
01 June 2024
7:00 pm

An intimate tale of heartbreak, forgiveness, shared memories and sweet melodies.

Songbird is a story about a young couple, Leon & Brooke, who parted ways following the death of Brooke’s brother, Michael. Michael, Brooke and Leon grew up together and have been best friends their entire lives. They were inseparable until Michael’s untimely death drove Brooke and Leon apart.

After five years, Leon wants to reconnect with Brooke and find out why Michael died. Does he really want to know the truth behind the death? Will he understand why reconciliation with Brooke may be too difficult, or will their shared memories & love of music allow forgiveness to triumph over the ever-aching sadness they both share?


Artist Credits

Cast Kira Feeney, Owen Hasluck and Tyren (Tre) Maclou
Playwright Shakara Walley
Director Cezera Critti-Schnaars
Set & Costume Designer Charli Strickland
Sound Designer Levi Widnall
Lighting Designer Jolene Whibley
Stage Manager Jasmyn Day
Director Mentor Emily McLean
Sound Designer Mentor Rachael Dease

 

About the Company

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company was established in 1993. Since then, the company has evolved into a respected cultural leader and artistic hub for Aboriginal people from all over WA, Australia, and around the world. Yirra Yaakin produces award winning, world-class theatre, sharing Aboriginal stories through exciting, entertaining, educational and authentic new works. The company has commissioned and premiered more than 70 new major plays. We have worked with and nurtured prestigious Aboriginal writers including David Milroy, Sally Morgan, Derek Nannup, Mitch Torres and Dallas Winmar, among many others.



 

Tickets & Venue Info

  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

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 BREC ACCESS

A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00  OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available

 

 

An intimate tale of heartbreak, memory and sweet melodies.
Artshub | Review by Nerida Dickson

Songbird is a haunting and beautiful lesson in love, camaraderie, deep affection and connection. It is about forging intense relationships and the strong emotions that align with that. It features live songs that are heartfelt and irreverent and are guaranteed to elicit tingles. Cooper’s voice is sweet and soulful and the sentiment behind the songs create an emotionally rich experience.
4 stars – The Australia Times | Review by Laura Money

One of the main highlights of Songbird was the inclusion of live music; with each of the cast proficient singers and musicians it seemed.
Theatre Review: Songbird – Blue Room Theatre, Perth (Performances through July 18th) by Simon Clark