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BALI: Cocktails, catharsis and three days in Kuta

BALI | Subiaco Arts Centre | til Oct 28 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs are a creative force to be reckoned with. Their previous on stage partnership resulted in the festival hit FAG/STAG, a two man show about best friends, Jimmy and Corgan, one straight and one […]

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BALI: Jeffrey Jay Fowler explores privilege and code-switching in new show

BALI: Jeffrey Jay Fowler explores privilege and code-switching in new show

The Last Great Hunt’s Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs are revisiting some old friends in their latest production. The pair will reprise their roles as Corgan and Jimmy in their Fringe favourite FAG/STAG, relocating the pals to Australia’s favourite holiday destination; BALI. With their last work exploring the role of masculinity and sexuality on the relationship […]

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Get ready for a Masterclass with Amanda Muggleton

Amanda Muggleton won the 2002 Helpmann for Best Actress for her portrayal of opera diva Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s play Masterclass. Now fifteen years after she received her first Helpmann, she’s returning to the challenging role when a new production arrives at the Subiaco Arts Centre in November. As she’s get’s ready to head […]

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Shane Adamczak is alone in space in the sci-fi comedy STASIS

Shane Adamczak is alone in space in the sci-fi comedy STASIS

Shane Adamczak is back in Perth after having recently come off his Canadian Fringe tour with his show The Ballad of Frank Allen which won the Just Laugh comedy award. This time he brings up STASIS; his sci-fi vision and the first original solo show Adamczak has performed in 7 years. I sat down with […]

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I Am My Own Wife: A trans pioneer’s tale of wartime survival

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf’s life may sound like a work of fiction, but her mark on this earth was very real. The focus of Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play I Am My Own Wife, von Mahlsdorf was a trans woman, Nazi survivor, antiquarian, entertainer, LGBTI+ pioneer… and murderer. Director Joe Lui caught up […]

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Limelight Theatre stage George Bernard Shaw’s classic play ‘Pygmalion’

Limelight Theatre stage George Bernard Shaw’s classic play ‘Pygmalion’

George Bernard Shaw’s most popular play comes to Limelight Theatre this October. Directed by Jacob Turner, Pygmalion is the classic story of Eliza Doolittle a young, lower-class Cockney girl who, in a short time, is transformed into a refined lady of the upper class. The play, first performed in 1913, lampoons the British class system […]

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REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

Laika: A Staged Radio Play | The Blue Room Theatre | til Sept 30 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Laika: A Staged Radio Play produced by Second Chance Theatre Company explores a group of plucky wedding guests who come across an abandoned radio station and an old radio play about cosmonauts from a Russian […]

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Review | Learn the ancient lessons of Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia | The Blue Room Theatre | Til Oct 7 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  “My name is Hypatia, and I’m going to die.” That’s not a spoiler, friends. Those who know their history well may have heard of Hypatia of Alexandria. Scholar, astronomer, mathematician, teacher and leader of the Neoplatonic School in Roman-occupied Alexandria in […]

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Switzerland explores the intriguing character of Patricia Highsmith

Switzerland | State Theatre | Until September 3rd | ★ ★ ★ ★    There’s been a lot of interest in the work of author Patricia Highsmith in recent years. Her most well-know character Tom Ripley has featured in several movie adaptations, Cate Blanchett delivered an acclaimed performance in Carol, which is based on Highsmith’s novel The Price […]

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Review | Arteries by Ancestry is a beautiful queer Lynchian fantasy

Arteries By Ancestry | The Blue Room Until Sept 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Entering The Blue Room Theatre this week, I knew little of what to expect from James McMillan’s latest work. Having interviewed the show’s creator, I knew it would explore notions of hypermasculinity and queer relationships through theatre and dance – but […]

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