Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    5 Jul – 3 Aug 

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    90 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains coarse language, adult themes, strobe lighting, dynamic sound and violent themes and imagery. Parental discretion advised.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

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Season 2018

Blackie Blackie Brown:
The Traditional Owner of Death

5 JUL – 3 AUG 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    5 Jul – 3 Aug 

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    90 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains coarse language, adult themes, strobe lighting, dynamic sound and violent themes and imagery. Parental discretion advised.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

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**SOLD OUT. To enquire about last-minute ticket cancellations, visit or call Box Office one hour prior to the performance on 03 9685 5111. Cancellations not guaranteed.**

On a dig in the Australian outback, archaeologist Dr. Jacqueline Black unearths a mystical skull from a hidden mass grave. It talismanically transforms her into arse-kicking indigenous superhero Blackie Blackie Brown.

Her mission: to track down every last descendant of the men who killed her ancestors and have her revenge. It ain’t about forgiveness. It ain’t about reconciliation. This is about Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death.

The unstoppable Nakkiah Lui (Blaque Showgirls, ABC’s Black Comedy) and Declan Greene (Calpurnia Descending) team up with Barkindji, Birri-Gubba illustrator Emily Johnson and digital animation studio Oh Yeah Wow. The result is a hilarious live-action bad-arse blaxploitation superhero comic book that will have you baying for blood.

★★★★fast-paced adventure that brings the house down

— ARTSHUB

★★★★ ½ Lui's ferocious new comedy will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

— LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

★★★★ ½ Deadly, brutally funny

— DAILY REVIEW

★★★★ vital and entertaining

— THE AGE
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BY / Nakkiah Lui
DIRECTION / Declan Greene
CAST / Ash Flanders, Dalara Williams
DESIGN /  Elizabeth Gadsby
ANIMATION & VIDEO / Oh Yeah Wow
LIGHTING & PROJECTION DESIGN / Verity Hampson
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / Steve Toulmin
CONCEPT ARTIST / Emily Johnson

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEW
8pm, Thursday 5 July

OPENING NIGHT
8pm, Friday 6 July

TIME TO TALK
7pm, Tuesday 10 July

Supported by our Major Partner Monash University.

FACILITATED BY / Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre

Associate Professor Maryrose Casey has published widely on Indigenous Australian theatre and performance. Her research focuses on the ways in which racism is embedded in the responses to the embodied presence of Indigenous Australians both in the moment of performance and in the documentation of those performances from colonisation to the present.

FEATURING / Declan Greene, Ash Flanders, Dalara Williams, Jason Tamiru

Production partners and supporters

A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company production.

The creative development of Blackie Blackie Brown was produced by Performing Lines with support from ACMI, the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.