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Toruk is a huge theatrical outing, but not gripping to watch

Toruk is a huge theatrical outing, but not gripping to watch

TORUK The First Flight | Perth Arena | Until 3 December | ★ ★ ★  Cirque Du Soleil’s TORUK is a massive theatrical experience. The stage area takes up the entire vast expanse of the floor of the Perth Arena. The space which would normally be the best seats in the house at a rock concert […]

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Claire Alexander takes a snapshot of Perth’s drag scene in new book

Claire Alexander takes a snapshot of Perth’s drag scene in new book

If you’ve been to Connections Nightclub or The Court Hotel while drag performers are working the stage, there’s a very high chance you’ll recognise the subject of this interview. Photographer, anthropologist and academic Claire Alexander is a fixture of Perth’s drag scene, documenting our local queens and touring RuPaul’s Drag Race girls alike – with […]

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Fidelity Festival debuts this December with a killer music line-up

Fidelity Festival debuts this December with a killer music line-up

The inaugural Fidelity Festival announces an eclectic soundtrack of international talent, selected by a unified team of some of WA’s most respected independent promoters. Quietly, resolutely, impressively, singularly, alt-J have become one of the biggest British bands of whatever it is we’re calling the 21st century’s second decade. Art-electro, math-folk, hymnalrock, call it what you […]

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Switzerland explores the intriguing character of Patricia Highsmith

Switzerland | State Theatre | Until September 3rd | ★ ★ ★ ★    There’s been a lot of interest in the work of author Patricia Highsmith in recent years. Her most well-know character Tom Ripley has featured in several movie adaptations, Cate Blanchett delivered an acclaimed performance in Carol, which is based on Highsmith’s novel The Price […]

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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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WA Opera continue 50th anniversary celebrations with intimate event

Book in for a special evening at Nedlands Library this June as WA Opera continues their 50th anniversary celebrations. The free event provides an introduction to opera with spoken word performances and live singing to provide an intimate insight into the operatic world. The whirlwind, global musical journey will take people from the beginnings of […]

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Interrupting A Crisis tackles anxiety with music at The Blue Room

Local theatre maker Georgina Cramond is bringing her new musical storytelling show to The Blue Room Theatre later this month. Interrupting A Crisis tells the true story of a young woman who learned to song-write her way out of anxiety. Cramond explains she didn’t know what was happening to her when she started “hitting emotional […]

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Opera in the Park celebrates 50 years of the Western Australian Opera

Opera in the Park celebrates 50 years of the Western Australian Opera

The Western Australian Opera are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a gala concert in the Supreme Court Gardens. The annual Opera in the Park event will showcase the incredible talents of the WA Opera, featuring highlights from some of the world’s greatest operas including The Toreador’s Song from Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore and the ever-powerful Nessun Dorma. […]

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The flamenco guitar master: Paco Pena

The flamenco guitar master: Paco Pena

Flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco Pena is heading back to Perth in September. The performer who recently celebrated his 74th birthday began playing the guitar when he was just six years old and he made his professional debut at 12. Since then he’s traveled the globe as one the most acclaimed flamenco guitarists of all time. […]

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Review: Once We Were Kings

Review: Once We Were Kings

‘Once We Were Kings’ is a new theatrical offering from Third Culture Kids is an exploration of life being Muslim, queer and how these identities intersect with modern Australia. The show features a series of vignettes of characters sharing their personal stories about family, identity, love and culture. Much of the show is made up […]

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