Black Brass
10 - 11 August 2023 at 7.30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre

Black Brass

10 - 11 August 2023 at 7.30pm Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre Buy tickets

By Mararo Wangai
Produced by Performing Lines WA
Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre

A soulful tribute to the choices we make and how they shape our lives, Black Brass is a theatrical feast; playful yet mysterious.

Written and performed by Mararo Wangai and joined live onstage by musician Mahamudo Selimane, this intimate and soulful experience celebrates stories of resilience – private victories rather than public actions.

Australia, today. In a small recording studio, a cleaner tries to tidy the mess left by careless musicians. As he cleans, a window opens onto his life – the pain of leaving his home, the alienation of living in a new land, his gratitude, his confusion, the beautiful mess of life. But simultaneously, on the other side of the glass, another man is recording music both joyous and heart-rending, songs of home, of love, of power.

Black Brass is a play of voyaging and discovery told through music and song that span a continent (Shangana, Swahili, Kikuyu, Xhosa, as well as English). Soulful, uplifting, it takes everyone in the room into the rich complexity of here and now.

★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 “Passionately alive in music and movement, Mararo Wangai's magical realist tale speaks to the complex experiences of belonging and identity.” – Audrey Journal

English with songs in Swahili, Shangana, Lingala, French, Portugese and Kikuyu.

Please note:
  • 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.
  • $55.00 Adult
  • $50.00 Concession (Full-Time Students, Pensioners, Seniors card holders, Juniors 16 years and under, Health Care Card)
  • $25.00 Under 25
  • $20.00 School Groups 10+ (One complimentary ticket per 10 booked)
    For group bookings phone AEC Box Office (08) 9844 5005 or the ACT Groups Department (08) 6212 9291, alternatively email

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to two years old.

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