HECATE, YIRRA YAAKIN THEATRE COMPANY

Details

Date 05 Feb 2020

Time 19:30 PM

Contact

Address Wandaraguttagurrup / Subiaco Arts Centre, , WA

Overview

In a world where the Noongar language is spoken by all, a yarn about a Scottish king is retold.

'Great business must be wrought ‘ere … boodjar baal waaliny.'
Hecate, queen of the witches, is usually omitted from productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Here, she is at the heart of everything, watching as Macbeth strives toward power at any cost, all the while knowing that order must be restored; that Country always trumps human ambition and greed.
In 1833 colonist Robert Menli Lyon wrote in reference to Noongar people that ‘the whole of each tribe are bards’. This world premiere event puts those words to the test. Having spent years studying and reclaiming their endangered Noongar language, a star ensemble use this audacious adaptation as a springboard to showcase its poetic and expressive qualities.

Performed in Noongar

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has assistive listening technology.

Duration: 90 minutes
Latecomers not admitted

For more information and to book tickets, https://www.perthfestival.com.au/event/hecate/

Location: Wandaraguttagurrup / Subiaco Arts Centre

Dates: Wednesday 5 to Sunday 16 February