Hit Musical Bran Nue Dae Returns To Perth For Its 30th Anniversary Tour

byBlake Kelleway
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While the millennials among us may predominantly know Bran Nue Dae as the popular 2009 film starring Jessica Mauboy and Geoffrey Rush, did you also know it was actually the world’s first Aboriginal stage musical?

Of course you did you arts and theatre-loving legends, and this year that musical is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a huge Australian tour that hits the Regal Theatre from February 6.

In a pretty special coup for the show, National Living Treasure Ernie Dingo will be returning to reprise the role of Uncle Tadpole, one he made his own when the musical first began in 1990, and again in the 2009 film adaptation.

The revival as a whole promises to be a huge family affair, with three different generations involved including Stephen Pigram, an original member of Kuckles, the band who collaborated with writer Jimmy Chi on the original production.

He’ll be joined by his daughters Naomi (Associate Director) and Ngaire (playing Aunty Theresa), along with their children all a part of the ensemble. Another Kuckles member and Indigenous Advisor, Michael Mavromatis will be joined by his son, Manny.

The rest of the cast is littered with some fantastic homegrown talent, including singer/songwriter Marcus Corowa and our own Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts Graduate Teresa Moore, playing leads Willie and Rosie.

Continuing the strong WA connection, rehearsals for the 15-strong production actually commenced in December in Broome!

The show hits the Regal Theatre from February 6-15, head  HERE to grab tickets now.