Mon 6 to Sat 11 May


Matriarch is an original and dynamic one-woman show celebrating the strength and resilience of four Gumbaynggirr women, spanning over 100 years of Australian history. A hit show from Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 and the winner of two festival awards, Sandy Greenwood’s production vividly brings to life the matriarchs of her own family through a combination of drama, dance and music.

Matriarch explores cultural identity, the effects of intergenerational trauma and what it means to be a fair-skinned Blak woman in modern Australia.

Jinda Productions was founded by Gumbaynggirr actress and writer Greenwood, with the aim to tell authentic First Nations stories from a female perspective.

Live Music and song by Sean Ryan.

★★★★ “One woman show brings ancestors’ voices to arresting life” - The Age/Sydney Morning Herald

“Matriarch was a testament to the extraordinary power of storytelling and song” - Arts Review

“Matriarch, a family saga about four generations of Salt Water women, is a triumph” - Monique Grbec, Witness Performance


Monday 06 May 2019 7:00pm
Wednesday 08 May 2019 7:00pm
Thursday 09 May 2019 7:00pm
Friday 10 May 2019 7:00pm
Saturday 11 May 2019 7:00pm


Full $34
Concession $30
Group (6+) $27
Member $27
All transactions attract a one-off $3.95 booking fee


Under 18s

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.