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The Diary of Anne Frank is coming to WAAPA

The Diary of Anne Frank is coming to WAAPA




This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank’s intimate record of the years she and her family spent hiding from the Nazis in occupied Holland during the latter part of World War II. In this anniversary year of the book’s publication, Perth audiences will get […]

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‘Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose’ is thought provoking

‘Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose’ is thought provoking




Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose | PICA | April 28 & 29 | ★ ★ ★ ½  In Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose, choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion, deliver a performance that is quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. The pair begin sitting in a couple of arm chairs […]

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New play from The Actors Hub dances with the bullying devil

New play from The Actors Hub dances with the bullying devil




You can’t shake the devil’s hand and say you’re kidding – so say Gap II students from The Actors’ Hub in their latest self-devised production at the Casey Drama Centre. Directed by Hermione Gehle, Dancing With The Devil is a gritty, explosive and honest story that explores the gut-wrenching reality young adults face every day. […]

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Comedian Larry Dean learns to date again in his new show Farcissist




Scottish comic Larry Dean made his Perth debut with his hilarious show Out Now, which told the story of coming out to a strict Catholic family as someone who doesn’t fit the mould of your typical gay man. Dean returns this year with Farcissist, a new show that follows his life after coming out, experiencing […]

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Perth Comedy Fest: DeAnne Smith is here to pay you out

Perth Comedy Fest: DeAnne Smith is here to pay you out




Self-described gentleman elf DeAnne Smith is bringing her award nominated comedy back to our shores for the Perth Comedy Festival. The out comic blends a sharp wit and unexpected punchlines to take on the big issues, such as homophobia, sexism and of course, the Presidential elephant in the room. Smith tells OUTinPerth her new show […]

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WAAPA dancers rise to the occasion

WAAPA dancers rise to the occasion




Dance students at the WA Academy of Performing Arts are set to shine in a new production featuring works by some of Australian’s most innovative choreographers. In Rise, WAAPA’s talented student dancers reach new artistic heights in neo-classical and contemporary dance works created on them by four outstanding Australian choreographers. Rise, featuring works by Jayne […]

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Women’s experiences of HIV sought for new theatrical work




Theatre maker Gavin Roach has been behind some much loved theatrical shows in recent years. Most recently the appeared at The Blue Room during Fringe World with Measure of Man. His previous success include Confessions of a Grindr Addict and I Can’t Say the F Word. Now Gavin and collaborator Dirk Hoult are working on a new creative endevour We Were […]

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Urzila Carlson will be totally Unacceptable at Perth Comedy Fest

Urzila Carlson will be totally Unacceptable at Perth Comedy Fest




South African expatriate and New Zealand resident Urzila Carlson brings her unabashed comedy stylings to the Perth Comedy Festival stage. Having become a mainstay on comedy television here in Australia, Carlson is essentially an honourary Aussie – despite her disdain for the current state of our Marriage Act. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Carlson tells us a […]

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Learn the story of The Giants at Black Swan’s The Lighthouse Girl




Black Swan State Theatre Company bring the story that inspired Perth International Arts Festival’s stunning roaming Giants to the stage this month with The Lighthouse Girl. Hellie Turner’s touching play tells the story of Fay, who lives an isolated life with her lighthouse keeper father on Breaksea Island in southern Western Australia. As the First […]

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World Famous: Stephen K Amos returns for Perth Comedy Fest




UK favourite Stephen K Amos is World Famous. Appearing regularly on British television, the soft spoken comedian is a professional when it comes to making light of a dark situation. Drawing on his touring experiences as a veteran comic, Amos’ new show set out to explore the insanity of the world – but ended up […]

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