Event Yandy
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Venue Octagon Theatre, Crawley, WA
First Date 8 October 2004
Opening Date 9 October 2004
Last Date 22 October 2004
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Play about the first strike by Aboriginal workers (1946) at Yandeyarra cattle station in North West of WA: a 'big, sprawling, ambitious epic production ... flawed in trying to cover too much ground, a bit rough around the edges ... but the overall effect is engaging ... contributes to a sense of West Australian identity.' Ningali Lawford Wolf plays WA playwright, Dorothy Hewett, who intervened in the strike on behalf of the Communist Party of Australia.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Historical
Subjects Capitalism
Indigenous Australian
Working Life
Name Function Notes
Heath Bergerson Actor
Isaac Drandich Actor
Doris Eaton Actor
Trevor Jamieson Actor
Geoff Kelso Actor
Ningali Lawford Wolf Actor
David Ngoombujarra Actor
Melodie Reynolds Actor
Dennis Simmons Actor
Stephen Stewart Actor
Phil Thomson Actor
Rachael Maza Long Director
Peter Coppin Historian
Andrew Lake Lighting Designer
Jolly Read Playwright
Darryl Cordell Set Designer
Kingsley Reeve Sound Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Review Today supplement, The West Australian, 11.10.04,p 7
Event Identifier 64832