Ngadjung

Promotional images by Martin Ollman feature Aunty Caroline Hughes, Yolanda Lowatta and Weereewa (Lake George) on Ngunnawal Country.

Ngadjung

Written and Directed by Dylan Van Den Berg, Produced by Belco Arts

7pm Thursday 18 August 2022 (Preview)

7pm Friday 19 August 2022 (Opening night)

7pm Saturday 20 August 2022

7pm Thursday 25 August 2022 (with free Q&A)

7pm Friday 26 August 2022

7pm Saturday 27 August 2022

The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre

**Early bird sale: $30 (until midnight Friday 1 July 2022)**

Adult: $45

Concession: $35

Preview: $30

Groups 10+: $30

Running time: 70 minutes, no interval

Even a flame needs a drop of water – no strength in burnin’ if there’s no risk of bein’ snuffed out. 

In a time when the sun burns through skin and water only comes in bottles, Ngadjung is an environmental drama set in a scarily imaginable future, right here on Ngunnawal Country.  

A giant company sells synthetic liquid to quench the thirst of those who’ve survived, and natural water reserves have all but dried up. Two women – an unlikely pairing – unpack the past and spar over the future. Cass is from the city; she’s young, smart and reckons she can fix it all. Flick is from the river that no longer exists; she’s older, fiercer  and history runs through her veins. Without water, how can we live? And most importantly, how will we remember?  

Commissioned by Belco Arts and written by celebrated local playwright Dylan Van Den Berg, Ngadjung marks Dylan’s first foray into directing with support from Melbourne-based Ilbijerri Theatre Company Artistic Director Rachael Maza. Featuring a stellar team of both First Nations and Ngunnawal residents, Ngadjung is a visionary new work that is not to be missed. 

Writer | Dylan Van Den Berg 

Director | Dylan Van Den Berg

Cultural Consultant | Aunty Caroline Hughes 

Sound Design | Peter Bailey 

Lighting Design | Linda Buck 

Set and Costume Design | Imogen Keen 

Dramaturg | Peter Matheson  

Cast | Lisa Maza and Kylah Day 

Produced by Belco Arts 

Logo for Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia. Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.