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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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Review: Revisit Hillary’s first presidency with Clinton: The Musical

Review: Revisit Hillary’s first presidency with Clinton: The Musical

Clinton: The Musical | Black Swan State Theatre Company | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until Sept 11 | ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 As the USA continues down the long road to the 2016 Presidential Election, Black Swan State Theatre Company are telling the story of the first Clinton Presidency. ‘Clinton: The Musical’ takes audiences back to Hillary’s introduction to the White […]

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Basic Brecht: A Caucasian Chalk Circle Primer

Basic Brecht: A Caucasian Chalk Circle Primer

Black Swan State Theatre Company are bringing the epic theatre classic ‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ to the State Theatre Centre. Devotees will be familiar with the revolutionary works of its author, Bertolt Brecht, while casual theatre-goers will probably have heard his name – so who exactly was Brecht and what is ‘epic theatre’? Let’s break it […]

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REVIEW: Angels In America

Angels In America | Black Swan State Theatre Company | State Theatre Centre | Until 19th June | ★ ★ ★ ★ Known as one of the most quintessential stories of the AIDS crisis that ravaged the LGBT community in the 1980’s, Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels In America’ is an artful summary of the boiling cauldron of […]

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Locked and Loaded – Black Swan Theatre’s double bill

Locked and Loaded – Black Swan Theatre’s double bill

Black Swan State Theatre Company begins 2016 with ‘Loaded’ a double-bill of fresh new works. Writer, actor, director Will O’Mahony’s recent theatrical output has been highly lauded, his 2014 production ‘Great White’ was declared one of the best plays of the year, and last year the show toured the state’s south west. He also delivered […]

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