Wulamanayuwi and The Seven Panamui

Date(s) - 12 Jun 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Frankston Arts Centre

Thursday 12 June @ 6.00pm [captioned performance]


All tickets $16.00, Family (4) $56.00

About This Event

Characters and Creation stories of the Tiwi Islands intermingle with the traditions of European fairy tales in this delightful Aboriginal play, originally produced by Darwin Festival.

Inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Wulamanayuwi is a modern fairy tale of myth and magic, disaster and adventure.

Through the narration of Jarparra, the Moon Man, we are introduced to Wulamanayuwi, the daughter of a Tiwi Warrior, who has run away from her evil stepmother. Guided by a white cockatoo, Wulamanayuwi encounters creatures of magical significance – the seven Pamanui – who lead her on a joyful and surprising journey.

Playwright Jason De Santis brings the culture and stories of the Tiwi Islands to this classic tale of good, evil and magical redemption. Five actors play a host of characters, operate puppets and perform live music.

Wulamanayuwi inhabits a visually stunning world of fantasy, full of spirit-beings, bush creatures and mischievous water spirits. The puppets and set were made in Melville Island, by the Jilimara Arts and Craft Association in Milikapiti and the students of the Milikapiti Primary School.

Featuring songs, puppetry and using the language and rhyme of the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin, Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui will delight audiences, young and old.

Wulamanayuwi is pronounced “Wool-a – man – aye – you”

Suits ages 6+years

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