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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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Black Swan farewell Artistic Director Kate Cherry

Black Swan farewell Artistic Director Kate Cherry

Black Swan State Theatre Company have announced the departure of current Artistic Director Kate Cherry, who is set to farewell the company in 2016 after almost nine years in the role. As Artistic Director, Kate oversaw Black Swan’s transition into a state theatre company, guiding the company to residency at the State Theatre Centre in […]

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REVIEW: Next To Normal is anything but average

REVIEW: Next To Normal is anything but average

Next To Normal | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until Nov 22 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Brian Yorkey’s highly acclaimed Broadway musical ‘Next To Normal’ peeps through a suburban window into the lives of the picture perfect, all-American Goodman family. At first glance, the Goodman’s seem like a well-oiled machine, but doting mother Diana, bread-winning father Dan and […]

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Review: Extinction reminds us we are animal

Review: Extinction reminds us we are animal

Extinction | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until Oct 4 ★ ★ ★ 1/2 The Australian Tiger Quoll, a species on the brink of extinction, binds the world of Hannie Rayson’s ‘Extinction’ together. A story of the natural world, humanity and what lays in between, Rayson’s play explores the near unnavigable moral and personal human quandaries […]

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Damon Lockwood Gets Ready for ‘Gasp’

Things have been busy for Damon Lockwood. He’d barely hit the stage for ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’ when it was time to start preparing for the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s new offering ‘Gasp!’ by Ben Elton. “It’s just been crazy, a crazy couple of weeks.” The actor told OUTinPerth. The play is a […]

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Sigrid Thornton Defies Expectations

Sigrid Thornton Defies Expectations

Sigrid Thornton is one of Australia’s most loved actresses who is continually showing her versatility in different roles on screen and stage. This month she tackles on of the stage’s big roles playing the lead in Tennessee William’s ‘A Street Car Named Desire’. Sigrid took a quick break during rehearsals to answer some questions from […]

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Tim Winton’s Shrine, Shines

Tim Winton’s Shrine, Shines

Tim Winton’s Shrine is the sixth production of Black Swan Theatre’s 2013 season and succeeds in meeting high expectations in the wake of the play’s predecessors. The narrative follows the tragic death of Jack Mansfield (Paul Ashcroft) told through retrospective reflections between characters’ conversations both with each other and through the fourth wall. As the […]

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