FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off!

Disintegration and hope in a fractured land.

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

Note: Strong coarse language, adult themes. Recommended for ages 15+

Where: Subiaco Arts Centre (Perth) | Gimme Club (Broome)

When: 13- 24 October 2020 (Perth) | 29 – 31 October 2020 (Broome)

Time: Tues – Thurs 7:00pm & Fri – Sat 7:30pm

Matinee Performance: Sat 24 – 2:00pm

Price: $26 – $40

Written by Melody Dia

Directed by Eva Grace Mullaley


Playwright: Melody Dia

Director: Eva Grace Mullaley

Assistant Director: Bruce Denny

Dramaturgy: Mari Lourey & Dot West

Set & Costume: 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.


Yirra Yaakin will also be offering the opportunity for a small amount of people to purchase a ‘Journey Ticket’, opening up the opportunity to come on the entire journey and witness the process the cast and crew undertake to put on a production.

For more information about purchasing a ‘Journey Ticket’ please email


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