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‘Animal Farm’ is coming to Black Swan State Theatre Company

‘Animal Farm’ is coming to Black Swan State Theatre Company

Political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, The Guardian) delivers an internet fast, brilliantly sharp adaptation of George Orwell’s response to authoritarian government in Animal Farm in the Heath Ledger Theatre from 2 to 24 October. Black Swan State Theatre promise that this is Orwell not like you’ve seen before, but a contemporary styled version. The […]

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Review | ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is insightful, funny and… brilliant

Review | ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is insightful, funny and… brilliant

Every Brilliant Thing | State Theatre Centre | Until 18 September | ★ ★ ★ ★   Luke Hewitt is a highly skilled story teller. I thought I was watching an autobiography. It’s not, but it could just as well be one. The show is insightful, funny and Luke performs it brilliantly. The main character tells his story […]

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Review | ‘York’ is an outstanding statement from Black Swan

Review | ‘York’ is an outstanding statement from Black Swan

York | State Theatre Centre | Until 1 August | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ York is an captivating and intriguing theatrical experience that uses innovative storytelling techniques to deliver a powerful lesson.  The new work from writers Chris Isaacs and Ian Michaels takes on a journey through time, attitudes and societal values, while simultaneously delivering a […]

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With Love: Black Swan State Theatre Company reveal 2021 season

With Love: Black Swan State Theatre Company reveal 2021 season

Black Swan State Theatre Company have announced their homegrown 2021 program, and it’s loaded with love. Launched last night at the State Theatre Centre of WA, the state company are celebrating 30 years with a celebration of the company’s heritage through stories of rebellion, truth, hope and, the uniting force, love. “We will bring to […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Darling | Cinema Paradiso | July 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Darling, directed by Danish filmmaker Birgitte Staermose, is set at the fascinating Royal Danish Ballet school and features the dancers as extras. Darling (Danica Curcic) returns to her training ground in Copenhagen from her success in New York with choreographer husband Frans (Gustaf Skarsgard) […]

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‘Assassins’ – Black Swan deliver a perfect slice Sondheim’s magic

Assassins | State Theatre Centre | Until 1st July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Assassins is on one level a challenging work for an Australian audience. When the writer behind A Little Night Music, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George sat down to create this clever and theatrical march through American history – an audience in Western […]

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REVIEW | Find your thing in Coma Land

REVIEW | Find your thing in Coma Land

Coma Land | State Theatre Centre | Until Sunday August 6th | ★ ★ ★ ½ Enter the snowy plains of Coma Land, a world where our consciousness lives when our bodies are without it. Black Swan State Theatre Company’s latest production with local playwright Will O’Mahoney takes audiences to a magical realm between life and death, […]

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Learn the story of The Giants at Black Swan’s The Lighthouse Girl

Black Swan State Theatre Company bring the story that inspired Perth International Arts Festival’s stunning roaming Giants to the stage this month with The Lighthouse Girl. Hellie Turner’s touching play tells the story of Fay, who lives an isolated life with her lighthouse keeper father on Breaksea Island in southern Western Australia. As the First […]

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Review: Molière’s Tartuffe is unholy, depraved and totally hilarious

Tartuffe | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until Nov 5 | ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 When I was in high school, I remember visiting a rival drama department to watch another class perform. The troupe had re-imagined Shakespeare as a contemporary piece, which featured an inexplicable rap battle / break dancing competition during the climax of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Whenever […]

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Black Swan State Theatre Company launch stellar 2017 season

Black Swan State Theatre Company launch stellar 2017 season

Black Swan State Theatre Company have revealed a fantastic line-up of performances to fill out their upcoming 2017 calendar. Artistic Director Kate Cherry’s final season will be loaded with incredible works from Australian playwrights, classic works, new adaptations and original texts from local artists. Out author and Australian stage icon Michael Gow’s Once In Royal […]

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