Dates: 13- 24 October 2020 (Perth) | 29 – 31 October 2020 (Broome)
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre (Perth) | Gimme Club (Broome)
Time: Tues – Thurs 7:00pm & Fri – Sat 7:30pm
Matinee Performance: Sat 24 – 2:00pm
Tickets: $26 – $40
Written by Melody Dia
Directed by Eva Grace Mullaley
Note: Strong coarse language, adult themes. Recommended for ages 15+
Playwright: Melody Dia
Director: Eva Grace Mullaley
Assistant Director: Bruce Denny
Dramaturg & Creative Producer: Mari Lourey
Dramaturg: Dot West
Set & Costume Designer: Neil Sheriff
Sound Designer: Ella Portwine
Lighting Designer: Peter Young
Cast: To be announced
The boom went bust, and now Jono’s locked in a desert mine site’s donga, trapped in debt and a lifestyle that is slowly strangling his soul. Jono’s wife Mary feels stuck in the high flying life of the lonely FIFO parent and has decided they’d be better off cutting their losses and moving home to Broome, close to family and her younger sister Janey. But the old neighbourhood, and her sister, ain’t what they used to be. Janey is locked in her house, sliding into stand-up comedic delusion as she awaits her FIFO husband Brad’s return. But where is Brad? And where’s their young daughter Katie? Something’s gotta give, but what it will take to stop the slide into the deepening pit that threatens to engulf them all?
In a country abundant with natural resources, mining is a way of life. This warm, tautly written drama pulls no punches as it explores the impact of mining on two Indigenous families from extensive interviews with miners from across the country and lived experience of the writer. Developed in Broome with Goolarri Media’s Indigenous Writers program, and with the support of Yirra Yaakin, Playwriting Australia, Ilbijerri Theatre Company and Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO, brings us an exciting new voice from the Kimberley, former FIFO mine worker Melody Dia.Book tickets for FIFO
The following information is applicable to the Perth season only.
In Perth, the performances will be held at the Subiaco Arts Centre where Yirra Yaakin is a resident theatre company. The following links have been compiled to ensure all patrons have a memorable experience before, during and after the show.
The links below will assist with your travel to and from the theatre.
- Subiaco Arts Centre’s Parking and Transport webpage
- The City of Subiaco’s Parking Information page
- Transperth’s Journey Planner
In the theatre
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To browse all the above webpages and more, visit Subiaco Arts Centre’s Your Visit page.
Food and drink
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- See Subiaco’s Eat & Drink listings
- Scoop’s Subiaco Restaurants & Bars guide
- Broadsheet’s Best Restaurants and Best Bars in Subiaco
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