Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company presents Ice Land: A Hip h'Opera, the journey of three people held in the grips of Methamphetamine. Haunted by addiction and memories, they are thrown together at the Emergency Department of an understaffed hospital. The three tell their stories of what brought them to where they are, and the role that Meth has played in getting them there. Aided by the enigmatic Dnale Ci, it is a twisted tale of grief, addiction and redemption.

Yirraka Yaakin has gathered powerful testimonials from users, carers, family members and many others to piece together a full-length contemporary theatre performance using hip hop as the key musical philosophical drive. Join us as we explore the journey of ice addiction in all its states, including happiness, invincibility and clarity, through to despair, fear, psychosis and, ultimately, the breakdown of our communities - their ruin.

Date: Saturday 1 May, 7:30pm, Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema, South Hedland

Show Running Time: 90 minutes

Genre: Contemporary 

Rating: Recommended for ages 16+ years and older | Simulated drug use, strong course language, adult themes, confronting scenes | strobe, haze and smoke are used throughout

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Support:

If you or anyone you know needs help with alcohol or drug use, the following services can help:

  • Mental Health Commission: 6553 0600
  • Alcohol & Drug Support Line: 9442 5000
  • Cyrenian House: 9328 9200
  • Holyoake: 9416 4444
  • Next Step: 9219 1919
  • Palmerston: 9328 7355

Credits:

  • Director: Kyle J Morrison
  • Musical Director: Darren Reutens
  • Lyricists: Benjamin Hasler (Downsyde), Layla Hanbury (Layla), Moana Lutton (Moana Mayatrix), Ryan Samuels (Trooth) and Scott Griffiths (Downsyde)
  • Performers: Benjamin Hasler (Downsyde), Moana Lutton (Moana Mayatrix), Scott Griffiths (Downsyde) and Aria Delcore (Aria Scarlett)
  • Writer: Zac James
  • Mentor / Dramaturg: Andrew Bovell
  • Stage Manager: Karen Cook
  • Lighting Designer: Joe Paradise Lui
  • Set and Costume Designer: Matthew McVeigh
  • Design Actualizer: Sara Chirichilli
  • Scenic Artist: Sam Knox
  • Story Collector and Researcher: Rania Ghandour

Tour supported by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.


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