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Review | Twisted siblings steal the show in The Eisteddfod

Review | Twisted siblings steal the show in The Eisteddfod




The Eisteddfod | State Theatre Centre: Studio Underground Ends July 9 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Black Swan State Theatre Company’s latest production takes audiences into the home and minds of Abalone and Gerture – two demented siblings forever damaged by the loss of their parents, whose only solace is in one another’s company. Director Jeffrey Jay […]

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‘The Illusionists’ will leave you wondering how they did it

‘The Illusionists’ will leave you wondering how they did it




The Illusionists | Crown Theatre | Until 2 July |  ★ ★ ★ ★ The popular magic shows returns for another run at Crown Theatre. While some of the cast were in the show the last time it visited, there’s enough fresh material and new performers to make a repeat viewing worthwhile. Even though I’d seen some […]

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’42nd Street’ delivers first class performances

’42nd Street’ delivers first class performances




42nd Street | Regal Theatre | Until 24 June | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The last time I saw the musical 42nd Street was a Drury Lane Theatre in the West End in the eighties. On that occasion the role of young ingenue Peggy Sawyer was played by Catherine Zeta Jones. It was the Welsh actress breakthrough […]

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Review | Tamagotchi Reset & Other Doomsdays




Tamagotchi Reset & Other Doomsdays | The Blue Room Theatre Ends July 8 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ I had a pet Tamagotchi once. It took me a few months of psychologically preparing myself for the commitment because, y’know, Tamagotchi’s die and all. So it hatched and pooped and was fed and grew. Each day I prepared myself for the […]

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Zoe Pepper writes a love letter to the subconscious in The Irresistible

Zoe Pepper writes a love letter to the subconscious in The Irresistible




WAAPA trained actor and director Zoe Pepper, together with her actors and co-writers Adriane Daff and Tim Watts has created a “reckless, intoxicating love letter to the subconscious” in The Irresistible. Was there a light bulb moment of inspiration that spurred the creation of this show? It was more of a piecing together of the puzzle […]

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Creatures of the Dark: The Boulet Brothers are heading to Australia




Super monsters and reality hosts the Boulet Brothers are making their Australian debut next month along with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 contestant Kimora Blac. The drag duo and power couple are already icons on the US drag scene, making their mark on the international circuit with their highly successful web series Dragula where they […]

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Put yourself in my place: 100% Kylie hits Crown

Put yourself in my place: 100% Kylie hits Crown




It might be a while before Kylie Minogue is back playing live shows, so in the meantime the next best thing is coming to town.   Tribute act 100% Kylie is playing Crown Theatre on Saturday June 10th and we had a quick chat with Lucy Holmes the singer who dons the famous hot pants. […]

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Petits Fours: Have a taste of these bite-sized theatre treats at WAAPA

Petits Fours: Have a taste of these bite-sized theatre treats at WAAPA




In June, WAAPA is proud to present Petits Fours, a season of bite-sized theatrical treats that showcases the breathtakingly original work of four local playwrights: Hellie Turner, Chris Isaacs, Gita Bezard and Finn O’Branagáin. Petits Fours was co-commissioned by WAAPA and Playwrighting Australia with the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts WA […]

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Review | The Play That Goes Wrong is just so right




The Play That Goes Wrong | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until June 11th |  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The risk of disaster has always been a double-edged sword in the theatre. Just one misstep could have the audience in fits of laughter. Whether they laugh with you, or at you, is in the performers hands. The Play That Goes […]

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Review | BSSTC ponder life, death and the stepladder in Endgame




Endgame | State Theatre Centre Until June 11th |  ★ ★ ★ ★  Anyone familiar with the Theatre of the Absurd knows exactly what to expect from the genre’s foremost creator Samuel Beckett. To tell my companion that the performance would indeed be ‘absurd’ was obviously insufficient as he asked if we had watched a feature-length advertisement for stepladders […]

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