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Eighties pop star Billy Ocean is heading to Perth

Eighties pop star Billy Ocean is heading to Perth

In the 70’s and 80’s Billy Ocean had a string of hits in the charts, including Love Really Hurts Without You, Caribbean Queen, Loverboy, When the Going Gets Tough (The Tough Gets Going) and Get Out of My Dreams – Get Into My Car.  Now fans will get a chance to see him perform live when he plays […]

‘One Man Breaking Bad’ pokes some fun at your favourite show

‘One Man Breaking Bad’ pokes some fun at your favourite show

If you’re a fan of TV shows Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad and can stand to see a little fun poked at your favourite shows, then you’re not got to miss the comedic stage show One Man Breaking Bad. Devised in Melbourne by comedy writer extraordinaire Matthew Hardy (Chick Flick, Graham Norton Show, Effie the Virgin Bride), […]

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Stage extravaganza ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ returns to WA

Stage extravaganza ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ returns to WA

The theatrical show Puttin’ on the Ritz is returning to Western Australia at the end of June with performances in Bunbury, Mandurah and Perth. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz returns and will glide its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of […]

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Fringe World closes with local shows dominating the awards

Fringe World closes with local shows dominating the awards

Fringe World has come to an end with local shows dominating the festival awards which were announced on Sunday night. The awards are given to the best shows in each genre category, plus there are a bunch of special awards, with winners receiving cash, development support and direct touring opportunities. The Martin Sims Award is […]

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Review | Grab a late night drag feed at MESS HALL

Review | Grab a late night drag feed at MESS HALL

MESS HALL | Big Top | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  Gendermess (Mache / Split Lip) take over the Big Top with a quintessential late-night Fringe World experience with a mouth-watering menu of local drag talent. MESS HALL kneads together your favourite Messers (Ginava, Donna Kebab, Perri Oxide, Sassie Cassie, Skye Scraper and Flo Reel) with […]

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Review | Ursula Martinez subtly explores human divisions in Free Admission

Review | Ursula Martinez subtly explores human divisions in Free Admission

Free Admission | State Theatre Centre | til 18th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ½  This years artist in residence for the Perth Festival, Ursula Martinez, has left her mark on several notable shows, including Fringe World Festival’s Bitch on Heat . Her shows are renowned for their provocative, autobiographical content – and her propensity for nudity. […]

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Review | The Last Great Hunt bottle brilliance with Lé Nør [The Rain]

Review | The Last Great Hunt bottle brilliance with Lé Nør [The Rain]

Lé Nør | PICA | til 24th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Local collective The Last Great Hunt achieve something brilliant and bewildering with their psuedo-Scandinavian cinema experiment at Perth Festival. Le Nor [The Rain] is an ambitious multimedia project co-created and performed by Tim Watts, Adriane Daff, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs, with performers Gita Bezard, Jeffrey […]

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Review | ‘The Madonna Circus: Reinvention’ – Better than MDNA

Review | ‘The Madonna Circus: Reinvention’ – Better than MDNA

The Madonna Circus: Reinvention | West Australian Spiegeltent til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Drag Madonna and drag Cher battling it out in a “lip-synch for your life” situation onstage with Mr Pole World 2014 (Blue Phoenix), Mr Boylesque Australia 2017 (Karl Kayoss) and a host of other acrobatic hotties from all genders… it doesn’t […]

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Review | Swan Lake (Loch Na Heala) is not afraid of the dark

Review | Swan Lake (Loch Na Heala) is not afraid of the dark

Swan Lake | Heath Ledger Theatre | til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★   Dublin-born Michael Keegan-Dolan does away with point-shoes, tutus and Tchaikovsky’s music for his dark retelling of Swan Lake, pointing out that the traditional ballet was based on a fairy tale that is much older than Tchaikovsky. Keegan-Dolan has brought the sinister to the […]

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Review | ‘Bella Green is Charging For It’ is hilarious

Review | ‘Bella Green is Charging For It’ is hilarious

Bella Green is Charging For It | Deluxe | Until 17 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  If you’ve ever had any questions about the realities of sex work, Bella Green will probably cover it in her hilarious show that draws upon her own experiences of working as a stripper, sex worker and dominatrix.  Using a combination […]

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