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Review | Gatz Is Great: The Great Gatsby comes alive at Perth Festival

Review | Gatz Is Great: The Great Gatsby comes alive at Perth Festival

Gatz | Octagon Theatre | 1-3 March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Superb. That’s the word that spilled out of my mouth when first asked to describe Gatz, currently showing at the Octagon Theatre as part of Perth Festival and performed by New York theatre company Elevator Repair Service. Spread across eight hours of performance and breaks, and adapted from one of the most heralded novels […]

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Stephen Fry reveals his battle with prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals his battle with prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has announced in an emotional video that he has spent the last two months battling with prostate cancer, and is currently recuperating from surgery. The broadcaster, revealing that he had major surgery in early January 2018, spoke openly on having to undergo surgery, his fears and his decision to keep it secret. “They took […]

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Review | collageN is a fringe, experimental work that succeeds

Review | collageN is a fringe, experimental work that succeeds

collageN | Paper Mountain | til Feb 19th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Fringe is into its second half, and as the hugely popular shows start to end their  runs and people start looking for more independent productions, look no further then collageN. A thoroughly great performance, it is truly different than the mainstream. And different it […]

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Review | Fleabag is a mixed bag featuring guinea pigs and porn

Review | Fleabag is a mixed bag featuring guinea pigs and porn

Fleabag | The Blue Room | til Feb 24th | ★ ★ ★ ½  I must admit that FLEABAG is the first time that I’ve seen guinea pigs and porn appear in a play together. Both equally important themes to the plot of the show, the question of how a play based around an overly-sexual owner […]

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Christoper Dragon, the conductor who sometimes dresses as a T-Rex

Christoper Dragon, the conductor who sometimes dresses as a T-Rex

Christopher Dragon is no stranger to the orchestra. Having spent much of the past few years in Colorado, Perth-born Dragon is back visiting, to conduct WASO’s Favourites series in February, and A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Con in April. OUTInPerth spoke to him recently, shortly after he had come back to Perth from Colorado USA, where […]

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Electric Fields are here to jolt Perth Festival Chevron Gardens to life

Electric Fields are here to jolt Perth Festival Chevron Gardens to life

Perth Festival is almost here, and as artists, musicians and performers flock to Perth, newcomers on the block are ready to stun. One anticipated performance at Chevron Gardens is the electrifying Electric Fields, a collaboration between vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding and producer Michael Ross, who together produce music self-described as combining modern electric-soul music with ancient […]

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Review | JOAN: Bear witness to brilliant execution

Review | JOAN: Bear witness to brilliant execution

Joan | The Round | til Feb 10th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  It is hard to exaggerate how good this show is, and how much I enjoyed it. Haunting, hilarious and soul-stirring, JOAN proves just how transformative and immersive theatre can be. I had absolutely no idea what I was walking into with JOAN. Descending the […]

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Q&A with the creator and the performer of JOAN

Q&A with the creator and the performer of JOAN

  Hot off multiple hit tours in the United Kingdom, popular drag king show JOAN is in Perth for Fringe World Festival. Written by Lucy Skillbeck and performed by Lucy Parkinson, JOAN has been lauded as one of the greatest drag king shows around. OUTInPerth sat down with its performer and writer/director. Below is our […]

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Review | Passing is a poignant and evocative debut show

Passing | The Shambles | til February 3rd | ★ ★ ★ ★  Fringe World 2018 has well and truly begun, with buildings across the city boasting pink bunting and loud music pumping from basements. Passing, nestled in The Shambles in Fringe Central, stands out from its Fringe counterparts with its daringly introspective attitude towards the Muslim […]

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Review | Completely Improvised Potter is (slightly) magical

Review | Completely Improvised Potter is (slightly) magical

Completely Improvised Potter | Ibis Palace | Till 4 February | ★ ★ ★  ½  Performed by the Melbourne improv troupe Soothsayers, Completely Improvised Potter promises an hour of entertainment centered around J.K Rowling’s magical universe of Harry Potter. Featuring all of your favourites, from Hogwarts to Hagrid, the show is well aware of the Harry […]

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