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Thur 3 Feb-Sun 6 March 2011
[2hr including interval]

Audio Descriptor Performance: Sun 20 Feb, 5pm


Standard $54.50
Friends and Conc $44.50
Previews $39.50
Children and Students $19.95
Family $120

Indigenous Program Partner


Waltzing the Wilarra
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company (Australia)
By David Milroy

Join Charlie, Elsa and Fay as they take you on a musical journey back to 1940s post-war Perth. Against a backdrop of curfews, and the fear of arrest for consorting, whites and blacks manage to form their own club. For a night they can experience rare happy times singing, dancing and with a little luck ... find romance!

Forty years on, as the club faces demolition, our three characters stage a musical reunion in protest. The trio reflects upon loves lost and found, dark secrets are revealed and we discover that reconciliation is more than saying sorry. Finding another level of forgiveness is at the heart and soul of Waltzing the Wilarra.*

A teaming of two of Australia's leading Indigenous theatre makers, David Milroy (Windmill Baby) and Wesley Enoch (The Sapphires), Waltzing the Wilarra is an original music theatre work featuring an all-star Indigenous cast.

The cast is superb. Highlights are Ursula Yovich's wide-ranging, soaring voice, Trevor Jamieson's sensitive renderings of a complex, ambivalent character in Charlie, and Dingo's panto-dame slap-down of serving king and country, which is uproarious and perfectly pitched. THE AUSTRALIAN

This is a terrific production and Enoch has marshalled a powerful, charismatic cast. THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Constant vaudevillian asides, snappy musical numbers and genuinely hilarious comedy routines keep the play rolling along at a manic, highly entertaining, speed. PERTHNOW

*Wilarra means Full Moon
Yirra Yaakin means Stand Tall

WRITER David Milroy
DIRECTOR Wesley Enoch
CAST INCLUDES Ernie Dingo, Trevor Jamieson, Kelton Pell and Ursula Yovich

Photo: Eva Fernandez


Workshop Reading

Workshop Reading
  • Thu 3 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Fri 4 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Tue 8 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Tue 8 Feb, 12.00PM
  • Wed 9 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Thu 10 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Fri 11 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sat 12 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sun 13 Feb, 5.00PM
  • Tue 15 Feb, 12.00PM
  • Tue 15 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Wed 16 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Thu 17 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Fri 18 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sat 19 Feb, 7.30PM
  • Sun 20 Feb, 5.00PM
  • Tue 22 Feb, 12.00PM - Sold out
  • Tue 22 Feb, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Wed 23 Feb, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Thu 24 Feb, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Fri 25 Feb, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Sat 26 Feb, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Sun 27 Feb, 5.00PM - Sold out
  • Tue 1 Mar, 12.00PM - Sold out
  • Tue 1 Mar, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Wed 2 Mar, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Thu 3 Mar, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Fri 4 Mar, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Sat 5 Mar, 12.00PM - Sold out
  • Sat 5 Mar, 7.30PM - Sold out
  • Sun 6 Mar, 5.00PM - Sold out


Subiaco Arts Centre

Address: 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone: (08) 9380 3000

- Transperth Bus 25 from St. George's Terrace (Westralia Square) stops on Hamersley Road.
- Transperth's Bus Services 27 and 26 from Wellington Street Bus Station stops on Bagot Road.
- The Subiaco Railway Station is within 15 minutes walking distance from the Centre, and the Daglish Railway Station just 10 minutes walk away.
- Transperth Bus Service 28 from Wellington Street stops at Hay and Rokeby Roads.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Parking for 67 cars and 8 motorcycles is available in the Theatre Gardens Carpark which can be accessed from Bagot and Hamersley Roads. Parking is free after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. At other times the cost is $0.20 per 12 minutes.

Alternative parking for 90 cars is available at the Rowland Street Carpark. Rowland Street runs from Bagot to Barker Roads and is an approximate 5 minute walk from the Centre. It has a 3 hour time limit, first hour of parking is free after which is charged at 20c per 9 minutes.

- Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
- Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
- Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

The management of Subiaco Arts Centre endeavours to accommodate patrons with disabilities whenever possible. However, due to the production requirements of some events, these special facilities can sometimes become limited. We therefore recommend that all patrons with special requirements state their needs at the time of booking tickets.

Subiaco Arts Centre's usual facilities include:
- Wheelchair access to The Studio and Main Auditorium via the ramp on the Bagot Road side of the building and via the lift from the ground floor. 
- Wheelchair accessible toilet. 
- Special allocated seating in the auditoria. 
- A hearing induction loop operating in main auditorium.

For access information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts website.

Present your ticket at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The Byrneleigh The Byrneleigh
156 Hampden Road, Nedlands
P 08 6162 2722
Open daily 7am to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Kitsch Kitsch
229 Oxford Street, Leederville
P 08 9242 1229
Tues 5pm to 10:30pm; Wed – Sat 5pm to Midnight; Closed Sun
Prawn Crackers, Corn Fritters, Papaya Salad, and a glass of house wine
The George The George
216 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 6161 6662
Open Mon-Fri 7am to late; Sat 5pm to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Platform Restaurant Platform Restaurant
7/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9226 3636
Open Mon – Tues 7am to 6pm; Wed – Fri 7am to late
Sweet potato, tomato, spinach, leek, feta tart, roast pepper, parmesan salad
Salt and pepper squid with mango, mint, cucumber mixed leaves, lime aioli
With a glass of Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or a Corona or a Flametree Cab Merlot
Tom's Kitchen Tom’s Kitchen
3b Shafto Lane, Perth
P 08 9321 0345
Open Mon-Thur 6:30am to 9pm;  Fri 6:30am to late
Choose any main course plus a glass of wine

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.