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New Fringe pop-up venue to be named after Ivan King

Local theatre identity Ivan King will be celebrated with a new Fringe World pop up venue named in his honour. The iconic His Majesty’s Theatre will host a brand new pop-up performance space next February, created especially for the 2018 Fringe World Festival. King’s Lair will be named in honour of Ivan King OAM, well […]

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Amanda Muggleton flexes her acting muscles in ‘Masterclass’

Masterclass | Subiaco Arts Centre | Until Dec 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Amanda Muggleton is one of Australia’s great actors, who has time and again, shown us she can deliver the stories of the most intriguing women. Whether it has been in her long running and much loved production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, in her […]

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‘Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes’ cancels remainder of its season

‘Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes’ cancels remainder of its season

The highly praised, but confronting play Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes has cancelled the remainder of its season. The play had performances scheduled all the way until 25 November, but on Tuesday night the show announced it was unable to go on that evening, the next day the remainder of the season was cancelled. Renagade Productions, […]

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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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‘I Am My Own Wife’ allows us to meet a transgender pioneer

I Am My Own Wife | Studio Underground, State Theatre | Until 29 October | ★ ★ ★ ½  Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, playwright Doug Wright met Charlotte von Mahsldorf. Living in East Germany the eccentric woman was the curator of a Museum of Everyday Objects. Born Lothar Berfelde, she had surprisingly […]

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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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