A moving music theatre work commissioned by Mbantua Festival, a new indigenous arts festival presented Alice Springs in October 2013 directed by Nigel Jamieson and Rachel Perkins. Bungalow Song was co-commissioned with Opera Australia and directed by Nigel Jamieson.

The show told the story of life at the Old Telegraph Station, home to multiple generations of forcibly removed Indigenous children that were separated from their families and robbed of their culture. The superb Indigenous cast were untrained young people from Alice Springs that created the work with Nigel over six weeks in an intense and extraordinary process. Kate produced Bungalow Song in her role as Executive Producer of Mbantua Festival.

“The story cannot be forgotten. Bungalow Song is a milestone in not forgetting” Alice Springs News