A play about friendship – and its power to bring words and cultures together.
Image by Jon Green
One of Jack Davis’ most celebrated theatrical works, Honeyspot is given new life by the highly acclaimed Yirra Yaakin Theatre.
A young girl makes friends with the new boy at school. Peggy is a budding dancer and daughter of the local forest ranger, Tim lives in the forest and dances to the rhythm of his cousin’s didgeridoo.
As their friendship grows, Tim agrees to help Peggy create a dance piece for the ballet scholarship competition – and together, they blend the earthy feel of traditional Noongar dance and the fluid grace of classical ballet into one.
First staged in Western Australia in 1985 during the emerging reconciliation movement, Honeyspot is an optimistic, funny and moving story about the power of friendship to overcome racial differences and prejudices. With a striking original score performed live on cello and didgeridoo, Honeyspot is an iconic piece of Indigenous theatre for adults and children alike.
“Yirra Yaakin artistic director Kyle Morrison is to be applauded. The play… has some fine things to tell us and…Yirra Yaakin have found a new way to say them.” The West Australian
“Alan Surgener has created a set and lighting atmosphere in which the play’s multiple locations are instantly understood, and recreates the multifarious spectrum of colour and shadow of the forest wonderfully.” X-Press Magazine
Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
14 November 2012
The Studio, Sydney Opera House
7 - 10 November 2012
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Space
17 June - 17 July 2010
South West & Great Southern WA Tour
Pingelly, Halls Head, Katanning, Ravensthorpe, Bremer Bay, Albany, Kendenup, Manjimup, Bridgetown, Boyanup, Australind, Dawesville, Boddington
21 July - 6 August 2010