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Review | ‘Tosca’ tells classic tale of jealousy, lust and corruption

Review | ‘Tosca’ tells classic tale of jealousy, lust and corruption

Tosca | His Majesty’s Theatre | til July 23 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Warning: This review contains mentions of suicide and sexual assault. First performed in 1900, Tosca, a three act opera was the fifth opera written by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. During an era when the western world was undergoing great social, technological, and […]

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Review | Genres collide in Meow Meow’s chaotic ‘Simply Meow’

Review | Genres collide in Meow Meow’s chaotic ‘Simply Meow’

Meow Meow: Simply Meow | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★  Meow Meow brings her luscious, unique, chaotic energy to the stage of His Majesty’s Theatre as a part of the Perth International Cabaret Festival in Simply Meow. Entering the stage in a glistening black and silver gown with two cigarettes between her fingers, she […]

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Review | WA Opera shift perspective in reimagined ‘Iolanta’

Review | WA Opera shift perspective in reimagined ‘Iolanta’

Iolanta | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ½  WA Opera’s world premiere production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta shows this one act opera through the eyes of the blind heroine. In collaboration with DADAA and WA’s blind and vision impaired community, the libretto has been re-written to incorporate lived experience of a person who cannot see […]

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Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Katie Noonan | AGWA | til Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Entering the space with the Sartory String Quartet, Katie Noonan sits at the baby grand piano on stage in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Within seconds, Noonan whisks the audience away into her music composing world on Stradbroke Island, giving us […]

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Review | Freeze Frame Opera showcases next generation of talent

Review | Freeze Frame Opera showcases next generation of talent

Angels & Devils | Claremont Showgrounds | til Aug 28 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Freeze Frame Opera (FFO) is a Perth based opera company established in 2016, which reframes operatic classics to make them relevant and entertaining for the modern audience. The performances are specifically designed to introduce opera to new audiences whilst employing both well […]

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Review | ‘Black Brass’ unpacks cultural baggage in heartfelt performance

Review | ‘Black Brass’ unpacks cultural baggage in heartfelt performance

Black Brass | State Theatre Centre of WA | til Mar 7 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Black Brass is an experience for the senses – on arrival at the theatre, you can smell home made foods from African cultures, there’s offerings of traditional meals, Ethiopian coffee, hair braiding and African artwork. Written and performed by Mararo […]

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Review | DIVA DISCO brings kids movie favourites to the stage

Review | DIVA DISCO brings kids movie favourites to the stage

DIVA DISCO | Verdict at The Court | 2nd & 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★   Hosted by Feminem and her very capable drag divas, Katya, Ruby, and Donna Kebab, DIVA DISCO introduces us to many exciting characters from family favourite movies such as Moana, Frozen, Shrek and more. Presented at Verdict, the upstairs venue in […]

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Review | WA Opera doesn’t shy away from the dark side of Don Giovanni

Review | WA Opera doesn’t shy away from the dark side of Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni | His Majesty’s Theatre | til Oct 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★  West Australian Opera’s 2018 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni brings life to the legend of the fictional libertine Don Juan, ultimate seducer. This tragi-comedy follows the life of a dark, seductive anti-hero working his way through the women of Europe in the […]

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