On the bank of a great river, six Indigenous women gather: a community leader, a city girl, a niece with a bucketload of issues, a woman from a mission town, a park ranger, and the curator of a museum’s Indigenous unit. These women are connected by kinship, but their worlds are far apart, separated by space, opportunity, time…

They think they’re together for a camping trip, a bit of fishing, a few yarns. But there’s important stuff amongst the hilarity. What it is to be safe. What it is to belong. Who owns stories. Where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. How do you reconnect with community, if you’ve been wrenched away? What hoops do you have to jump through?

Inspired by the landmark TV series, Women of the Sun, Winyanboga Yurringa (Win-yan-boe-ga Yur-ringga) begins in familiar territory – a gathering, a return. But little by little the play rises to a sublime, surprising act of belonging and remembering. It’s beautiful.

Presented in association with Moogahlin Performing Arts
Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation



Cultural Design Advisor Danièle Hromek
Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson
Cultural Language Advisor Dr Lou Bennett AM
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Associate Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis & Brendon Boney
Associate Director Deborah Brown
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Assistant Stage Manager Ella Griffin

Performance Times

4 – 26 May 2019
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 4 May
6.30pm, 5 May
7.30pm, 7 May

Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 8 May

Post-show Q&A
14 May, directly following the performance

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 16 May

Belvoir Briefing
6.30pm, 26 April

Running Time
1 Hour 40 Minutes


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“A life-affirming work in which the women emerge from a dark place to take their place in the sun.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“Powerfully and surprisingly done.”

The Australian

“A warm and enveloping piece of theatre.”


★★★★ “Isabel Hudson’s set is quietly spectacular.”

Audrey Journal


Running Time and Content Warnings

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes

Content Warnings: Haze

Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.


Writer Andrea James, along with Director Anthea Williams, performer Angeline Penrith, and Cultural Design Consultant Danièle Hromek discuss the play, the importance of Country for Indigenous peoples and the value of the stage in telling one’s stories. Podcast produced for Belvoir by Zoe Ferguson.

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