Koolbardi wer Wardong
OperaHas an audio described performanceHas a relaxed performance
2, 5, 6 October 2021
His Majesty's Theatre

Koolbardi wer Wardong

2, 5, 6 October 2021 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by West Australian Opera

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, their rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.

Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), we invite you to join us for a journey 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 AM 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.

Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions

Sung in Noongar with English Surtitles

Composers Gina Williams AM & Guy Ghouse
Conductor Aaron Wyatt
Director Matt Reuben James Ward
Set and Costume Designer Matthew McVeigh
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Arrangement and Orchestration Chris Stone
Repetiteur Adrian Soares

Koolbardi Jarrad Inman
Wardong Jarred Wall
Djidi Djidi Tyrone Brownley
Miss Djidi Djidi Natasha Eldridge
Ngaank Boodja Gina Williams AM

West Australian Young Voices
West Australian Youth Orchestra

Please note:
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

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A Reserve

  • $45.00 Adult
  • $40.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders)

B Reserve

  • $40.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders)

C Reserve

  • $35.00 Adult
  • $30.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders)

General Admission Relaxed Performance (Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 3pm)

  • $30.00 Adult
  • $25.00 Concession (Students, Juniors under 16 years old)
    A relaxed performance is aimed at creating a welcoming environment designed for but not limited to audiences with autism, sensory and communication needs and learning disabilities.

Groups (9+)

  • Receive 1 complimentary ticket per 9 purchased. 
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

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Group bookings: $8.95.
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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. We maintain the creative integrity of each show, making minor modifications to sensory elements like lighting and sound. Patrons may come and go should they need to. Find out more by viewing the Information Package

The following performance is a relaxed performance with general admission: 

  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 3pm

Audio Described performance and tactile tour

  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 3pm. There will also be a tactile tour at 1:30pm. Participants are to meet at Stage Door. To book in for the audio described service, please phone (08) 6212 9292.

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