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WAO presents Koolbardi wer Wardong

Posted by WAO | Aug 5, 2021

Award winning songwriters and storytellers Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse invite you on a magical journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation.

Aliwa yeyi! (Look out now!) Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale.

Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.

Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall.

Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse weave magic in a world first, brought to life under the deft direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.

“We’ve held our stories and our language on the country for 3000 generations and being able to continue to do that in new and unseen ways is a wonderful opportunity” … Gina Williams AM


Orchestra Composers – Gina Williams AM & Guy Ghouse
Conductor –
Aaron Wyatt
Director –
Matt Reuben James Ward
Set and Costume Designer –
Matthew McVeigh
Lighting Designer –
Mark Howett
Arrangement and Orchestration –
Chris Stone
Repetiteur –
Adrian Soares

Accompanied by the West Australian Young Voices & West Australian Youth Orchestra


Saturday 2 October 2021:  6:30pm

Tuesday 5 October 2021: 3pm & 6:30pm

Wednesday 6 October 2021:  3pm & 6:30pm









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