Presented by Ian Michael

The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini

The Bleeding Tree

23 Nov–11 Dec

  • AGES

    15+
  • RUNNING TIME

    Approx. 60min
  • PREVIEW

    Tuesday 23 Nov
  • MEMBERS NIGHTS

    Wednesday 24 Nov
  • OPENING NIGHT

    Thursday 25 Nov

A fierce revenge fairy-tale

“Shit we really really killed him.”

In an isolated town in Australia, a mother and her two daughters greet the man of the house with a crack on the shins and a shot in the neck. But what do they do with him after taking payback into their own hands?

In this revisioning of Angus Cerini’s award winning The Bleeding Tree, a cast of First Nations women tell the story of a mother and her daughters who are thrown into an unspeakable situation in this powerful and heartbreaking murder ballad.

Making his directorial debut, The Bleeding Tree is in the hands of Ian Michael (Noongar) and creatives Chloe Ogilvie (Yamatji Nhanda), Rachael Dease and Tyler Hill. Featuring Karla Hart (Noongar), Ebony McGuire (Noongar) and Abbie-Lee Lewis (Kalkadoon), this WA premiere will see audiences bear witness to the three women as they tell their haunting and irreverently funny story.

“This is powerful, visceral and deeply exhilarating theatre” – The Guardian


Meet the artists!

Register now to Meet the Artists of Little Women and The Bleeding Tree in The Blue Room Bar at 8:30pm on Thursday 2 December. It’s free to attend but RSVP here to ensure yourself a spot.

The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini is supported by Block Branding and The Fulcrum Agency.


Image by Duncan Wright.

  • Writer

    Angus Cerini

  • Director

    Ian Michael

  • Lighting Designer

    Chloe Ogilvie

  • Set & Costume Designer

    Tyler Hill

  • Sound Designer

    Rachael Dease

  • Performers

    Karla Hart
    Abbie-Lee Lewis
    Ebony McGuire

  • Stage Manager

    Sophia Morgan

  • Producer

    Melanie Julien-Martial

  • Marketing & Publicity

    Kailyn Crabbe