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OUTspoken: Digital LGBTQIA+ poetry event tonight

OUTspoken: Digital LGBTQIA+ poetry event tonight

Join WA Poets Inc and friends tonight for an evening of LGBTQIA+ poetry and help raise funds for our friends at Rainbow Kinection, Noongar Radio’s LGBTQIA+ program. OUTspoken will be hosted tonight on Zoom, with award-winning poet and the evening’s MC, Scott-Patrick Mitchell. The event will feature verses from Ysadora Alexander, Zenatalla Ibrahim, Danny Clark […]

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West Australian Ballet’s brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ is back

West Australian Ballet’s brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ is back

Dracula | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 26th September | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  When the West Australian Ballet premiered their production of Dracula back in 2018 it was a huge undertaking for the company. Creating a new work from scratch is no small feat, it was  major financial commitment for the ambitious company.  The debut season was a huge […]

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Rehearsals begin on local production of ‘The Boys in the Band’

Rehearsals begin on local production of ‘The Boys in the Band’

Rehearsals are now underway for the forthcoming GRADS’ production of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking smash hit play The Boys In The Band, which will be staged at The Dolphin Theatre, UWA from 4th to 14th November, during PrideFEST. It is directed by Barry Park, whose productions have all achieved considerable success, has twice won the Finley’s […]

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Perth Mess Hall to transform for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience’

Perth Mess Hall to transform for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience’

Perth Mess Hall is gearing up for the time warp this spooky season, as the venue is set to transform for The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience. Kate Wilson Events are hosting Dirty Cabaret this October, transforming the old Swan Barracks into a night before Halloween mansion. The cast includes a selection of outstanding WA talent, […]

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Local artists reflect on identity in HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer

Local artists reflect on identity in HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer

Two upcoming exhibitions at UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery are exploring what it means to be queer in 2020, and how we relate to our history long before the movements of Stonewall and the 78ers. HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer celebrates local LGBTIQ+ artists, drawing on their own history to examine what it means to be queer. […]

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Stirling Theatre presents murder mystery ‘In the Wee Small Hours’

Stirling Theatre presents murder mystery ‘In the Wee Small Hours’

A rollercoaster ride of thrills, twists and turns in layered murder-mystery is coming to the Stirling Theatre in September, The Small Hours, is a thriller with international intrigue. Written by Francis Durbridge and directed by Janet Brandwood, the play follows Sussex hotel owner Carl Houston who saves a passenger when their plane is hijacked after leaving […]

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Iconic Aussie characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to ballet

Iconic Aussie characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to ballet

As the Spanish Flu pandemic gripped the world 102 years ago, Western Australian children’s author and cartoonist May Gibbs brought joy to Australia with her tales of two Gumnut babies. Now, with COVID-19 dominating the news, West Australian Ballet prepare to premiere a new adaption Gibbs’ iconic story, The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Commissioned […]

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Australian premiere for Tennessee Williams’ lost play

Australian premiere for Tennessee Williams’ lost play

A Tennessee Williams play lost for 60 years will make its Australian premiere at the Last Drop Canning Vale. Presented by Life on Hold Productions and directed by Sarah Christiner, Not About Nightingales is based on the true story of a prison scandal that shocked the US in the mid-1930s. Inmates went on a hunger […]

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KISS club returns to PICA to showcase new works in development

KISS club returns to PICA to showcase new works in development

KISS club, the annual showcase of interactive theatrical works in development returns to PICA this September. Celebrating its 10th year in 2020, KISS club is a performance event for ideas in development. This year it features 7 works from an exciting selection of Perth artists working across live and experimental performance. Co-curated by PICA and pvi collective, […]

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‘xhe’ is a new show from PICA that embraces digital performance

‘xhe’ is a new show from PICA that embraces digital performance

The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped lots of artists from working and galleries and performances spaces have been closed for months, but at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts they’ve embraced the opportunities that digital collaboration offers, and their latest performance is fully online. Here’s the write up for xhe, explaining what it’s all about and […]

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