Soul of Possum

Meat Market, The Stables
12—15 May $15

Soul of Possum

Something’s coming. Stick together to survive.

It’s 1853 on the Murray River: Wamba Wamba Country. A dire warning lands at Wirramanda’s feet. As a band of white strangers are led by a loose-cannon Captain deep into indigenous territory, Wirramanda and young warriors Dindi and Warru must rely on their instincts and one another to survive. Meanwhile, on board the paddle steamer that pursues them, will a split in the ranks rock the colonial boat?

Emerging playwright Brodie Murray (Wamba Wamba) draws on stories handed down from his grandfather and father to tell this historical thriller.

This performance is a presentation of Brodie’s debut play Soul of Possum, an exploration of the contrasting relationships that settlers and Blak peoples have with Country, ecology, leadership and spirituality.

Dates & Times

  • Wed 12 May 7pm
  • Thu 13 May 7pm
  • Fri 14 May 7pm
  • Sat 15 May 7pm

Runtime: 1 hr


  • Adult $15
  • Concession $10
  • Blaktix $5

Transaction fees may apply

Key Artists

Brodie Murray (Wamba Wamba)


  • Writer: Brodie Murray
  • Director: Beng Oh
  • Producer: Erica McCalman
  • Dramaturg/Mentor: Declan Furber Gillick


Wheelchair Accessible


Contains strong language and themes of colonial violence

Additional Info

Commissioned by YIRRAMBOI Festival.

Presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival in association with Castlemaine State Festival.

Soul of Possum has received funding from Castlemaine State Festival, Sydney Myer Fund and City of Melbourne.