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Review | ‘The Sum of Us’ is one of the great Aussie plays

Review | ‘The Sum of Us’ is one of the great Aussie plays

The Sum of Us | Subiaco Arts Centre | Until 7th March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Yirra Yaakin’s production of The Sum of Us is the first production to be programmed by the company’s new Artistic Director Eva Grace Mullaley, who took over the reins from longstanding leader Kyle Morrison last year. It’s a choice that allows […]

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Review | ‘The Cherry Orchard’ relocates to 1980’s Bond-era Perth

Review | ‘The Cherry Orchard’ relocates to 1980’s Bond-era Perth

The Cherry Orchard | Sunset Heritage Precinct | Until 14th February | ★ ★ ★   On a balmy Summer evening, on the site of an old abandoned Dalkeith hospital, approximately 150 West Australians were treated to a highly comic, stylised yet poignant interpretation of Russian classic, The Cherry Orchard. I say “interpretation” as to call it a […]

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Review | ‘Whale Fall’ explores understanding our place in a changing world

Review | ‘Whale Fall’ explores understanding our place in a changing world

Whale Fall | PICA | til Feb 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Whale Fall is a play looking at transitions, specifically at the transition of a young child into their gender-affirming being and body. Whale Fall, written by Ian Sinclair and directed by Melissa Cantwell for The Kabuki Drop: explores, family, disruption, connection to the land […]

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‘What Makes a Musical a Musical?’ This (musical) cabaret has answers

‘What Makes a Musical a Musical?’ This (musical) cabaret has answers

Have you ever wondered what makes a musical, a musical? On the surface, one might say it’s theatre + singing, but the genre has become so much more than the sum of its parts. The team at Grey Lantern Productions have set out to explore this question with their latest work, What Makes a Musical a […]

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Review | ‘Archives of Humanity’ brings a modern day epic to Perth Festival

Review | ‘Archives of Humanity’ brings a modern day epic to Perth Festival

Archives of Humanity | Studio Underground | til Feb 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The human spirit is most brilliant when resilient, and oh my… how the past year has tested our collective resilience. From the uncertainty of COVID-19 to the aching, isolating voids of lockdown, we have had to imagine new ways of bringing community […]

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‘Sinsuality 6: On The Beach’ brings a wicked new offering to Fringe World

‘Sinsuality 6: On The Beach’ brings a wicked new offering to Fringe World

The sensationally salacious minds behind Fringe World’s Sinsuality series are back with another ungodly fusion of drag, circus, burlesque and cabaret as part of Fringe World’s encore season. Sinsuality 1 through 5 have all garnered rave reviews from the team at OUTinPerth, with their extravagant explorations of cardinal sin, excess, love and queerness. This year the team return for […]

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All hail ‘Alissia Marsh: King of the Lesbians’ at Fringe World’s encore season

All hail ‘Alissia Marsh: King of the Lesbians’ at Fringe World’s encore season

Alissia Marsh – King of the Lesbians is running for a few extra dates as part of Fringe World’s encore season. This review was originally published in 2020. Alissia Marsh – King of the Lesbians | The Rechabite | til Feb 20 | ★ ★ ★ ★ One of the great things about the Fringe […]

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‘Whale Fall’ examines changes of body, heart and the world around us

‘Whale Fall’ examines changes of body, heart and the world around us

Perth Festival has arrived for 2021, and this year’s celebration is focusing on our time, and our place here in Western Australia. One of this year’s entries is Whale Fall – a slow-burning family drama from the team at The Kabuki Drop about second chances and unconditional love, charting transition across generations, family, the environment […]

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Review | WA Ballet’s ‘As One: Ballet at the Quarry’

Review | WA Ballet’s ‘As One: Ballet at the Quarry’

West Australian Ballet’s 2021 Quarry season is filled with love  As One: WA Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheatre | Until 27th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The WA Ballet’s annual season at the Quarry Amphitheatre is always one of the highlights of the Perth Festival, a time when the company not only steps outside […]

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Rita Ora, Electric Fields, Montaigne & more join Mardi Gras line-up

Rita Ora, Electric Fields, Montaigne & more join Mardi Gras line-up

International chart-topping pop star Rita Ora heads up a superstar line-up of entertainment planned for the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 6 March 2021. The UK powerhouse behind hit tracks “Anywhere” and new release “Big”, Ora will light up the Sydney Cricket Ground with her performance. Transforming the venue into […]

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