Soonchild in the saddle for Sadie’s wild ride

06th Apr 2021

A homegrown night of Wild West-inspired theatre created by Nundle-based artist Natasha Soonchild is set to tour the small halls of the New England North West from late April, including a stop at the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame in Guyra. The performance is brought to audiences by Arts North West On Tour’s annual Pocket Productions program.
Soonchild will hit the stage in the title role of Shootin’ Sadie, an acclaimed one-woman show written and developed in Nundle and directed by Gwenda Blackwell.
A multi-talented performing and visual artist, Soonchild will inhabit multiple characters for the production, narrating Sadie’s story of adversity and triumph through the entertaining and accessible prism of the Wild West genre.
“Sadie’s journey is one of adversity and strength revealing the moral compass that guides her conscience,” Soonchild said. “She has true grit.”
Established acoustic musician from Nundle, Golden Guitar-winning Krsulja will perform a blend of Folk, Rock and Country as the opening act for the show. First stop on Sadie’s wild ride will be the DAG Sheep Station, Nundle on Saturday April 17, after which the show will continue to The Australian Poetry Hall of Fame at Guyra on Thursday April 22.
A year since the Hall reopened, owner James Warren is excited to be presenting Shootin’ Sadie as the first touring production at the town’s revived Arcadia Theatre.
“After a 50-year pause as an entertainment venue, the town of Guyra once again has a community entertainment and arts hub which Shootin’ Sadie will help revitalise,” he said.
To book for the Guyra performance, head online to or contact the venue on 0423 478 656.