Embarking on its 30th anniversary tour, hit musical Bran Nue Dae has begun its 2020 season in Sydney at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres. Legendary Australian actor and TV presenter Ernie Dingo returns to the role of Uncle Tadpole which he first performed in the original 1990 tour of the production. Presented by Opera Australia and Sydney Festival, Bran Nue Dae captures life in 1960s Western Australia.
This year’s tour of Bran Nue Dae features three generations with original Kuckles member Stephen Pigram joining the cast again as part of the band, bringing along his two daughters Naomi and Ngaire as Associate Producer and the role of Aunty Theresa (respectively). Stephen’s grandchildren will also perform as part of the ensemble.
Australian singer/songwriter Marcus Corowa stars as Willie alongside theatre newcomer Teresa Moore, a recent WAAPA graduate playing the role of Willie’s love interest, Rosie. A range of young Australian talent make up the remaining ensemble.
Recognised as the world’s first Aboriginal stage musical when it premiered in 1990 to outstanding reviews, Bran Nue Dae is a coming of age musical for the entire family.
From Jan 16, Riverside Theatres, Corner of Market and Church Street, Parramatta. $59-$99+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.brannuedaemusical.com.au
By Madison Behringer