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5 - 16 February 2020 Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium


5 - 16 February 2020 Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Festival, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare

In a world where the Noongar language is spoken by all, a yarn about a Scottish king is retold.

"Great business must be wrought ‘ere … boodjar baal waaliny."

Hecate, queen of the witches, is usually omitted from productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Here, she is at the heart of everything, watching as Macbeth strives toward power at any cost, all the while knowing that order must be restored; that Country always trumps human ambition and greed.

In 1833 colonist Robert Menli Lyon wrote in reference to Noongar people that ‘the whole of each tribe are bards’. This world premiere event puts those words to the test. Having spent years studying and reclaiming their endangered Noongar language, a star ensemble use this audacious adaptation as a springboard to showcase its poetic and expressive qualities.

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.

Standard performances

  • $69.00 Adult
  • $62.00 Friend of the Festival (purchase through Perth Festival or venue box office)
  • $65.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, unemployed)
  • $25.00 Full time students

Preview performances

Preview performances are Thursday 6 February, Friday 7 February and Saturday 8 February.

  • $35.00 Preview

Groups (11+)

  • Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email
  • Note - School Groups pricing is available. Contact Perth Festival for information and to purchase at 

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Post show Q&A

  • Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 7.30pm 

Schools performance

  • Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 11am

Audio Described performance

  • Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 7:30pm
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