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 & Cast Member: Brodie Murray
  • Director: Beng Oh
  • Producer: Erica McCalman
  • Dramaturg/Mentor: Declan Furber Gillick
  • Sound Design: Ben Keene
  • Lighting Design and Stage Management: Shane Grant
  • Cast Member: Balaneba
  • Cast Member: Jyden Brailey
  • Cast Member: Kevin Dee
  • Cast Member: Luke Mason
  • Cast Member: Gabriel Partington
  • Cast Member: Leigh Scully


Wheelchair Accessible


Contains themes of colonial violence and sexual assault, strong language, stage violence, weapons and firearms.

Additional Info

Please Note – This performance has a full lockout. Latecomers will not be admitted.

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.