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Iconic Aussie character Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to ballet

Iconic Aussie character 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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WA Ballet’s ‘Genesis’ showcases the company’s overflowing creativity

Genesis Live | West Australian Ballet Centre | Until 8th August | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Genesis is the West Australian Ballet’s long running choreographic program where dancers in the company are given the opportunity to flex their creative muscles and step into the role of being choreographer. Often works that debut here are developed further and presented […]

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‘Brute & Brut’ seeks to explore public sex through a contemporary lens

‘Brute & Brut’ seeks to explore public sex through a contemporary lens

Local theatre company FUGUE are no strangers to telling queer stories on the local stage, and their upcoming work doesn’t stray from their mission. Creator James McMillan is seeking members of the local community who are willing to discuss their experiences for an exploration of sexuality and public spaces in formulating their latest work Brute […]

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‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ in South Korea

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ in South Korea

One of the many downsides of the COVID-19 situation is the Australian tour of the musical Everybody’s Taking About Jamie has been postponed. Usually musicals take ages to get to Australia, and even longer to get to Perth, so it was an exciting announcement that the show would be coming down under just a few years […]

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WA Ballet’s bloody brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ rises again

WA Ballet’s bloody brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ rises again

In the early 1990s, a young dancer lusting for a breakthrough role was challenged with a character than many associate with fear, but the young Aurélien Scannella knew that Dracula had many facets. Fast forward to 2018 and Scannella’s sixth year at the helm of West Australian Ballet, the premiere of the story that means […]

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Yirra Yaakin announce premiere of ‘FIFO – Fit in or F**k Off!’

Yirra Yaakin announce premiere of ‘FIFO – Fit in or F**k Off!’

Local Indigenous theatre company Yirra Yaakin have revealed the details of their next production, focusing on the realm of FIFO, mining and their impact on First Nations’ families. Developing with the support of Goolari Media’s Indigenous Writers program, Playwriting Australia, Ilbijerri and Moogahlin’s Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off puts the […]

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Review | Tune in and freak yourself out with Darkfield Radio’s ‘DOUBLE’

Review | Tune in and freak yourself out with Darkfield Radio’s ‘DOUBLE’

With our lives in lockdown, there has been an increased need for stay-at-home based entertainment. Book launches, poetry readings and art gallery tours have all quickly moved online. And no doubt there has been an increased surge in online streaming subscriptions. But what of the truly innovative entertainment experience, the kind that can deliver something […]

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