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
Perth Festival Friend: $53
Perth Festival Friend: $35
Perth Festival Friend: $26
Group pricing is available for selected events where 11 or more tickets are purchased. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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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