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Bran Nue Dae

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    Go on a road trip through the Australian outback with a spunky runaway teenager, two hippies, a wily Uncle, and a German priest in the classic coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae. Find out what it means to truly come home at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta this spring

    Why Watch Bran Nue Dae

    The classic Aboriginal coming-of-age musical from Jimmy Chi, Bran Nue Dae follows the story of Young Willie, a runaway from mission school who has to journey through the Australian Outback back to his home in Broome, where he must win back the heart of the girl he left behind. His journey through the surreal 1960's Western Australia is broken up by meetings with strange characters and stranger situations. The stage is a recreation of the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, and the costumes are nostalgic and call back an era that has long passed.

    The music in the show, 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. Now, you can hum along to your favorite hits from the show live!

    A dramatic and epic tale told with much humor and hope, this musical is a story for all Australians. As Jimmy Chi once 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.

    Good For

    Fans of Jimmy Chi | Lovers of the original production

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Show Details

    Show Timings

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30 PM
    Wed, Thu 1:00 PM
    Sat 2:00 PM
    Sun 3:00 PM

    2 hours 20 minutes, with one intermission.

    Leading Roles
    Uncle Tadpole played by Ernie Dingo
    Willie played by Marcus Corowa
    Rosie played by Teresa Moore
    Father Benedictus played by Andrew Moran
    Marijuana Annie played by Tuuli Narkle
    Slippery played by Callan Purcell
    Aunty Theresa played by Ngaire Pigram

    Andrew Ross

    Additional Information

    Suitable for ages 12 and up. This production contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.

    Available Facilities
    In-house bar
    Wheelchair accessible

    The Riverside Theatre at Parramatta has a seating capacity of 1,062.

    Outside Food
    Strictly prohibited.

    You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Riverside Theatre about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.

    We would recommend reaching the Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to you show.

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