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Daniel Monks gets ready for the Helpmann Awards

Daniel Monks gets ready for the Helpmann Awards

Daniel Monks is getting ready for a big night at the 2018 Helpmann Awards. The Perth raised actor is one of four performers nominated for the Best Actor in a Play award. The nomination puts Monks in some esteemed company. His performance is Malthouse Theatre’s production of The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man sees […]

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Theatre’s new generation recognised by Helpmann Award nod

Theatre’s new generation recognised by Helpmann Award nod

When the nominations of the 2018 Helpmann Awards were read out hosts asked the assembled crowd of theatre industry members and media to hold their applause and reactions to the end of each round of nominees. When it came time to see which productions from the last year had been nominated for Best Play in […]

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Potted Potter: Unauthorised magic is coming to the State Theatre Centre

Potted Potter: Unauthorised magic is coming to the State Theatre Centre

Direct from sold-out theatres around the globe, all seven Harry Potter books are condensed into seventy hilarious minutes in Dan and Jeff’s unauthorised Potted Potter. The show brings all your favourite characters from the wizarding world to the stage, complete with a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, songs, props and a real-life game of Quidditch! Double Olivier […]

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Review | Theatre group tempest bring Lysistrata from 411 BC to 2018

Review | Theatre group tempest bring Lysistrata from 411 BC to 2018

Lysistrata | Subiaco Arts Centre | til 14th July | ★ ★ ★   Written in 411 BC by Greek playwright Aristophanes, Lysistrata tells the story of how women put a stop to the wars raging around them by challenging men’s authority and withholding sexual favours. Of course in ancient Greece, the idea that women could be […]

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Have you got what it takes to join the Moulin Rouge?

Have you got what it takes to join the Moulin Rouge?

Have you got what it takes to work at the legendary Moulin Rouge in Paris? The artistic director of the world famous entertainment venue will visit Perth this week for an open casting of aspiring dancers who believe they’ve got what it takes to master the can-can and entertain audiences. Janet Pharaoh, artistic director of […]

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Review: Treasure Island – A Musical Pantomime

Review: Treasure Island – A Musical Pantomime

Treasure Island: A Musical Pantomime  | Nexus Theatre Murdoch University | Until 7th July  The Murdoch Theatre Company have something for kids this school holidays. Written by Katherine Peterson and directed by Nic Doig – it’s a new take on a classic tale. Patrick Truman-Healy went along to the opening night to check it out.  […]

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Pop Princess 6: The drag battle royale is on

Pop Princess 6: The drag battle royale is on

Six contestants enter, one contestant leaves. Connections Nightclub’s drag competition is back with a bunch of local talent ready to fight it out for the crown. BarbieQ has hand picked five queens and one king to compete against one another over the next five weeks to find out who will be the sixth Pop Princess. […]

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Scarlet Adams welcomes you to the world of Burlesque!

Local drag star Scarlet Adams has always been one to venture out beyond the confines of queer venues. Earlier this year Scarlet signed up for the Miss Burlesque competition and took out the top spot in the state finals. Now she’s getting ready for the National Final which will be held at the Astor Theatre […]

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Johnny Carr on playing ‘everybody else’ in ‘The Events’

Johnny Carr takes on a challenging role in Black Swan Theatre Company’s production of David Greig’s play The Events. Appearing opposite Catherine McClements he plays everybody else in the play about an unfathomable tragedy.  From lesbian girlfriends, to grief counselors, confused parents and the plays nemesis – a young man at the centre of a horrific […]

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Why everyone is talking about Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’

Why everyone is talking about Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’

Hannah Gadsby performed her final stand-up comedy show Nanette around Australia earlier this year, and a recently released Netflix special has got everyone talking about her powerful performance. In the show Gadsby deconstructs comedy explaining the very simple process that comedian go through of creating tension and release, a set up and a punchline. The popular comedian […]

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