Date(s) - 12 Apr 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
Booking info at canberratheatre.com.au
Please request a seat with a good view of the caption screen, at time of booking. Captions also available on mobile and tablet devices, via our GoTheatrical app.
“There’s never a dull moment… ” Adelaide Theatre Guide
Get into the Tiwi Island rhythm and dive into the language with this new Indigenous play for the whole family.
The Northern Territory contribution to Collected Works: Australia, Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui bursts with songs and puppetry, as it mixes the enchanting tradition of European fairytales with the Dreamtime characters and stories of the Tiwi Islands.
Wulamanayuwi tells the story of a young girl and her experiences with the spirit-beings of a mystical, dreamtime land. In the tradition of the Grimms Brothers tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Wulamanayuwi, daughter of the rainbow serpent totem runs away from her evil stepmother into a land of water spirits, dingoes, wallabies and frogs. Guided by a white cockatoo, she meets the seven Pamanui (spirit beings) who, in a quest to seek revenge and justice, will lead her back home via a path of myth and magic, disaster and adventure.
A mutli-art form delight, Wulamanayuwi will whisk you away into the stories and the world of one of Australia’s most unique cultures.