Imagine a Pixar film on stage.That’s what Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui will be offering at the Middleback Theatre next month.
Imagine a Pixar film on stage.
That’s what Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui will be offering at the Middleback Theatre next month.
Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui is a visually layered production using puppetry, song, dance and projections to bring to life a modernised adventure story; in the vein of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Goosebump-raising, joyful and emotional, this theatre show mixes the enchanting tradition of European fairytales with traditional stories from the Tiwi Islands.
Using the language and rhyme, culture and stories of the Tiwi Islands, playwright and performer Jason De Santis has brought to life a classic tale of good, evil and redemption.
De Santis said the play was mischievous, hilarious and magical.
“There’s a lot in there for everybody,” De Santis said.
“I think people will leave learning a lot about Tiwi culture but also, about their own culture.”
Director Eamon Flack said people of all ages would love the show.
“It’s a pretty charming, fun and surprising little show that’s at its best when there’s a mix of adults and kids in the house,” he said.
“The show is sort of a multi-function invitation to a whole variety of humours, people, ages and backgrounds to join in on our silly little adventure.
“Plus it’s a love story – that’s always a delight.”
Dalara Williams, who plays Wulamanayuwi, said she was ecstatic to get to Whyalla for the first time.
It also marks the first time in her professional acting career where she has experienced life on the road.
“I get to see the parts of Australia, given it’s a regional tour, that a lot of people don’t get to see,” she said.
“I’ve never been to Whyalla or South Australia but the regional and smaller towns I really look forward to getting to.
“I think it gives the people in these areas a place to see this kind of theatre.”
Middleback Theatre will host Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui on Friday, May 9.
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