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Big applause for Jimmy Little

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There was a standing ovation last night at the Lismore City Hall for NORPA’s production of Country Song, the story of Jimmy Little.

The whole cast was outstanding and captivated the audience, including Michael Tuahine who played the role of Jimmy Little, the Indigenous musician and actor who rose to prominence as a musician at a time when Aboriginal people didn’t even have the vote.

Directed by Wesley Enoch, the show floats between documentary style ‘truth’ and theatrical storytelling.

The show continues tonight (Friday) and tickets are still available from the NORPA website, by phoning 1300 066 772 before 2pm or at the box office before the show.


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  1. Very pleased to have attended this show on Thursday night, it was a thoroughly enjoyable production and I thought the actors were outstanding, with some very sweet voices. Thanks Queensland Theatre Company and Norpa for bringing it to regional NSW. If you can make it to one of the shows tomorrow I would highly recommend it you won’t be disappointed.

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