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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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Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show returns

Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show returns

Everybody’s favourite rock and roll musical returns to Perth next February with an all new production to die for. Craig McLachlan will once again be pulling on the fishnets to reprise his Helpmann Award-winning role with an all new cast. Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torbem Brookman will be bringing the whirlwind tour to […]

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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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Roleystone Theatre takes on Macbeth this September

Roleystone Theatre takes on Macbeth this September

One of Shakespeare’s great tragedies – known as “the Scottish play” in some circles – will highlight the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition at Roleystone Theatre this September. Directed by Paul Treasure, Macbeth is the story of Scottish general told a prophecy by a group of witches who claim he will one […]

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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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Arteries by Ancestry: How does hyper-masculinity affect queer relationships?

Arteries by Ancestry: How does hyper-masculinity affect queer relationships?

Performer and playwright James McMillan is set to make his directorial debut with The Blue Room Theatre this month, with his original work Arteries By Ancestry. McMillan is no stranger to the stage, performing in Iota & The Average Joe during Fringe World and So You Think You’re Charlie Smith as a performer. McMillan also […]

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Switzerland: Jenny Davis on the extraordinary life of Patricia Highsmith

Black Swan State Theatre Company’s latest production peeks through a window into the life of revered author Patricia Highsmith. The notoriously cynical and isolated writer is perhaps best known for her works that were later translated into successful films such as Strangers On A Train, The Talented Mr Ripley and The Price of Salt which hit […]

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The sun shines through at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre

What happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist? It’s a question posed in Let The Sunshine, a play from Australia’s most respected contemporary playwright, showing at Limelight Theatre in August. Written by David Williamson and directed by Tim Riessen, it’s a satirical comedy about 50-something sea-changers and their children. When […]

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