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By Jimmy Chi and Kuckles

Join legendary Australian actor Ernie Dingo and set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a spunky runaway teenager, two hippies, a wily Uncle, and a German priest. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home.

Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind.

A feel-good mash-up of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, country, and blues made this musical a sparkling success in 1990.

The stage is a recreation of the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, and the costumes are delightfully nostalgic.

Chi’s semi-autobiographical musical is packed with humour and hope. It’s a story for all Australians, the late musician said. “It is my story but it is also yours and everybody else you know who seeks love and happiness in a world clouded by injustice.”

“Irrepressible, vibrant and heart-warming.” Limelight
“...the joyous score is irresistible and the message is as important as ever.” Limelight


Uncle Tadpole Ernie Dingo
Willie Marcus Corowa
Rosie Teresa Moore
Father Benedictus Andrew Moran
Marijuana Annie Danielle Sibosado
Slippery Callan Purcell
Aunty Theresa Ngaire Pigram
Ensemble Adi Cox, Damar IsherwoodTehya JamiesonCzack (Ses) Bero, Taj JamiesonBojesse Pigram, Tai Savage


Music Directors Michael Mavromatis and Patrick Bin Amat
Indigenous Advisor Bart Pigram
Director Andrew Ross
Associate Director Naomi Pigram
Set and Costume Designer Mark Thompson
Choreographer Tara Gower
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Michael Waters

Sung in English. 

Pre-performance talks for Bran Nue Dae will commence one hour before each performance and last approximately 25 minutes. The talks will take place inside the Playhouse Theatre.

    Recommended for those aged 15 years and older.

  • Warning:

    Bran Nue Dae contains strong language, adult themes and sexual references.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    In line with Queensland Health advice QPAC is operating at 100% capacityi. For contact tracing purposes, patron contact details must be provided as part our booking process. These details can be updated via your QPAC account or by calling QTIX (136 246). For further information on how we are committed to being COVID Safe see our safety measures.

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    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Bran Nue Dae. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by Opera Queensland and QPAC. This production is commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.

Pricing Guide

Mon to Thu Premium Adult $119 Concession^ $107 Child^^ $60 A-Reserve Adult $89 Concession^ $80 Child^^ $45 B-Reserve Adult $69 Concession^ $62 Child^^ $35 C-Reserve Adult $49 Concession^ $44 Child^^ $25
Fri to Sun Premium Adult $129 Concession^ $116 Child^^ $65 A-Reserve Adult $99 Concession^ $89 Child^^ $50 B-Reserve Adult $79 Concession^ $71 Child^^ $40 C-Reserve Adult $59 Concession^ $53 Child^^ $30
Mon to Thu i Premium $101 A-Reserve $76 B-Reserve $59 C-Reserve $42
Fri to Sun i Premium $110 A-Reserve $84 B-Reserve $67 C-Reserve $50
Schools i B-Reserve $30 C-Reserve $30 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENTS

^Applies to full-time students; Centrelink-issued Pension card holders, Veterans' Affairs pensioners. ID required. NBSenior cards not applicable.

^^17 years and under. Must be purchased with an adult ticket. Excludes school groups.

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