Kangaroo Stew

First Nations heritage, a family curse and ghosts at the dinner table.

David’s been keeping a safe distance from all these things but now work is calling him home. To make things worse, he’s approving a new mine site, on his own Sacred Ground. This is all a secret from the rest of his family, who think he’s come home for the anniversary of his Dad’s death.

Kangaroo Stew will give you an insight into the life of a modern Aboriginal family. There will be love, punch ups, Creedence Clearwater Revival (Uncle Foggerty!) and of course, the spirits of ancestors past.

Written by Martu/Yamatji/Murri writer Zac James (Ice Land: A Hip H’Opera, Bilya Kaatijin, Djinda Kaatijin and 1942), this is a story about family and love, grief and Culture, Native Title and the ghosts of our relatives. This is Kangaroo Stew!

Kangaroo Stew was originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.


CircuitWest and the Producer will provide:

  • All the performances and engagement activities
  • All the technical equipment needed to present the show
  • Marketing materials for your venue
  • Travel and accommodation for the tour party
  • An experienced Tour Manager to support this tour


You will need to:

  • Pay a subsidised presenter fee plus any royalties or licence costs
  • Provide an appropriate venue for the shows and engagement activities
  • Ensure adequate power is available
  • Meet and greet the tour party when it arrives
  • Arrange local marketing and ticket sales (with support from CircuitWest)


Kangaroo Stew is wonderfully uplifting, a stunning insight into the everyday understanding of spirituality and culture. It’s connections to land and family are strong, tangible threads that prove that much like the stew itself, every element is different but when it comes together it works better than ever. And it’s a bloody good show, too!” – Fourth Wall Media

“… like a good, hearty feed of kangaroo stew, when the final lights went down, this production left me feeling completely satisfied.” – Seesaw Magazine

“Brilliant. Amazing. We cried. Twice. I was moved by it. The writing and performance was stellar.” – Audience member


Nominee – The Blue Room Theatre Award for Audience Engagement


Between 18 April and 27 May 2022


Theatre and Puppetry


Families with high school aged children, empty nesters, working professionals, First Nations people


60 minutes



Royalties for this production are 10%

Tour Party: 6
Surface: flat / solid / stage
Power: 32a
Structure: indoors / outdoors
Audience: seated

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