Panawathi Girl

Written by David Milroy
Directed by Eva Grace Mullaley

A brand-new cowboy musical born in WA.

Date: 8 – 13 Feb 2022 | Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre (Karboordup)

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre | 827-905 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000
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When: 8 – 13 February 2022

Time: Tue 8 – Fri 11 Feb 7.30pm | Sat 12 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 13 Feb, 6pm

Post Show Q&A: Sat 12 Feb | Stay in your seats after the 2pm performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.



Audio described performance: Fri 11 Feb 7.30pm
Tactile tour available before the show on Fri 11 Feb (starts 6.30pm)
AUSLAN interpreted performance: Sat 12 Feb 2pm

Pricing: $25 – $59

Adult: $59
Concession: $57
Perth Festival Friend: $53

A Reserve
Adult: $39
Concession: $37
Perth Festival Friend: $35
Student: $25

B Reserve
Adult: $29
Concession: $27
Perth Festival Friend: $26
Student: $25

Group Pricing
Group pricing is available for selected events where 11 or more tickets are purchased. Contact for details. For School group booking details visit Perth Festival’s schools page.

Duration: 90 minutes

Note: Contains coarse language, stylised violence, race and gender issues, sexual references, simulated drug use, smoking and haze effects. Recommended for ages 15+


Playwright: David Milroy

Director: Eva Grace Mullaley

Assistant Director: Adam Edwards

Musical Director & Band: Wayne Freer

Dramaturg: Sally Richardson

Production Manager: Mike Nanning

Set Designer: Bruce McKinven

Costume Designer: Lynn Ferguson

Lighting Designer: Lucy Birkinshaw

Sound Designer: Jeremy Turner

Choreographer: Janine Oxenham

Senior Stage Manager: Jennifer Poh

Stage Manager: Jack Wilson

Assistant Stage Managers: Oliver Hughes and Iya Ware

Dresser: Qi Cao & Keira Gentle

Cast: Grace Chow, Peter Docker, Luke Hewitt, Chris Isaacs, Geoff Kelso, Angelica Lockyer, Nadia Martich, Lila McGuire, Gus Noakes, Teresa Rose, Maitland Schnaars, Manuao TeAotonga, Wimiya Woodley.

Band: Ric Eastman, Wayne Freer, Adam Gare, David Milroy and Lucky Oceans



Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Perth Festival

Saddle up for the next big Black musical. Set in a small town in the northwest of Western Australia in the 1960s, Panawathi Girl overflows with wild joy as hippies and cowboys, politicians and protesters fuel an all-singing, all-dancing night of entertainment.

Written by David Milroy, the much loved playwright behind Waltzing the Wilarra, and featuring an all-star cast of WA talent, this music-filled journey is brimming with heart and humour. Follow our heroine Molly Chubb from the big smoke back to the small country town of her birth as she searches for her place in the world.

Set amidst a time of great political change, this bold new production from Yirra Yaakin will have you questioning if much has changed at all, even as it has you tapping your toes and yearning for more.

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