Boodjar Kaatijin

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Western Australian Museum present the world premiere of Boodja Kaatijin.

Dates: 27 Oct – 5 Nov 2016 | 1 May – 30 June 2017

Venues: Subiaco Arts Centre | Metro Schools Incursion & Regional Tour

Boodjar Kaatijin


Where: Subiaco Arts Centre | When: 27 Oct – 5 Nov 2016 | Price: $18.00 – $22.00


Where: Metro Schools & Regional WA | When: 1 May – 30 June 2017 | Price: $9.90 – $11.00 per student


Written by Ian Wilkes

Directed by Ian Wilkes


Written & Directed: Ian Wilkes

Featuring: Amy Smith, Rubeun Yorkshire & Aaron Wilkes (2016) and Amy Smith, Demi Bennett & Levi Widnall (2017)

Set & Costume Designer: Matthew McVeigh

Sound Designer: James Taylor

Lighting Designer: Chloe Ogilvie

Stage Manager: Craig Williams




Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Western Australian Museum present the world premiere of Boodja Kaatijin.

Adults and children alike will be spellbound by puppetry, masks and glow in the dark elements in Boodjar Kaatijin, the third instalment of the Kaatijin series.

Join Koorlbardi (Magpie), Weitj (Emu), Nyingarn (Echidna) and their koordahs (friends) as they take you on a wild adventure into traditional legends of how the land was created.

Through a collection of four stories based on Noongar knowledge and storytelling, audiences will learn about:

  • the first sunrise
  • the creation of Kings Park
  • how the Kangaroo got its colour
  • how the Echidna got its spikes, and
  • the creation of Wave Rock and the stars.

This new work is based on the creation stories in and around the Perth metropolitan area. By sharing stories from our local region, we hope to give students a glimpse into the cultural significance of the places in which we live.

This production continues Yirra Yaakin’s involvement in connecting the very young with important cultural knowledge and stories about our region. Sharing important messages of caring for country, environmental sustainability and cultural awareness.

The Production is aimed squarely at engaging with and enriching the learning of the children of WA. Arts Hub Review, 2016

It was an amazing experience for the students and tied in directly with the curriculum. – Teacher, Subiaco Primary School

Suitable for audiences aged 4+.

This program is proudly supported by our Major Sponsor – Healthway, Co-Production Partner – the WA Museum and Project Partners – Woodside, Chevron and the Water Corporation.

Education Kits

Education Kits are provided free of charge with any booking of this play. They are also available for individual purchase at $30.00 + GST (plus postage).

If you are interested in purchasing an Education Kit, please complete an Order Form and return it to our Education Manager.

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