Ngurrumilmarrmiriyu (Wrong Skin) (2008)

By Nigel Jamieson

21 May 2008 – 25 May 2008 CUB Malthouse

Based on Oedipus Rex

Malthouse Theatre, Next Wave Festival,

Commission New Adaptation Theatre Dance Co-Production

Wrong Skin delves into an intricate world of Aboriginal kinship, gripped violently with the constraints of religion and controlled by dark malevolent spirits. Based on the ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, and fused with Aboriginal culture and history, Wrong Skin will plunge you into a haunting and evocative place, dripping with a history buried deep beneath sinister shadows.

Presented in memory of Frank — The Father of Music in North East Arnhem Land.


Matthew Shields


Allan Clarke


Colin Kinchela