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Halleloo! Shangela is coming to Heath Ledger Theatre this December

Halleloo! Shangela is coming to Heath Ledger Theatre this December

Well alright! Shangela Laquifa Wadley is heading to Australia with a super-sized theatre show later this year. The RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 & 3 alum and current All Stars 3 contestant is bringing her professional attitude to the Heath Ledger Theatre in Shangela is Shook. The drag superstar will be popping out of a box with her […]

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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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MoveMe Festival: Decadance Perth 2016 goes beyond the limits

MoveMe Festival: Decadance Perth 2016 goes beyond the limits

Decadance, a constantly evolving work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin (Batsheva Dance Company), in partnership with STRUT Dance. The performances are the greatest hits of Naharin’s work from the last 25 years evolving into Decadance Perth 2016. Decadance has been made available exclusively to STRUT Dance, the National Choreographic Centre, a membership organisation offering […]

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Review: Plexus

Review: Plexus

Plexus | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until Feb 20 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Prior to viewing last night’s performance of Plexus, I was concerned that I would not be able to fully appreciate the work as someone without a strong sense of the history and scholarship of dance. These worries dissipated almost immediately, as I sat – mouth […]

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Ghosts, girls and the grandiose: Blithe Spirit

Ghosts, girls and the grandiose: Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward’s 1940s play is at its heart a comedy about ghosts. Originally written and performed during the height of the Second World War, the text omits any mention of the embattled world instead focusing on the internal human struggles of love, jealousy, betrayal and understanding. Black Swan State Theatre Company’s 2015 staging under director […]

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Director Jeffrey Jay Fowler talks Blithe Spirit

Director Jeffrey Jay Fowler talks Blithe Spirit

One of Noel Coward’s most memorable comedies is to be resurrected by Black Swan State Theatre Company this July. ‘Blithe Spirit’ tells the tale of writer Charles Condomine, who contacts a clairvoyant while researching his latest novel. Charles, hoping to find inspiration by contacting the dead, instead finds his deceased wife, Elvira, has returned to […]

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Gasp! Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Gasp! Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Ben Elton’s ‘Gasp!’, currently playing at the State Theatre Centre, was first performed in the UK in 1990 under the title ‘Gasping’. However, given the play’s striking relevance to Western Australia, it’s difficult to imagine it had ever been performed anywhere else. Our hero is Phil, a hapless businessman eager to prove his worth in […]

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Miriam Margolyes is Heading Our Way

Miriam Margolyes is Heading Our Way

Acclaimed storyteller and actor Miriam Margolyes is bringing her new show ‘The Importance of Being Miriam’ to Perth next year. Margolyes has a prolific career in radio, television, film and theatre. Her recent work includes playing the role of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films and Aunt Prudence in Australian series ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder […]

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REVIEW: ‘Wish’

REVIEW: ‘Wish’

Wish, the Humphrey Bower adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s novel is an exploration of language and relationships. The two person show is simple and elegant and Bower engages the audience with perfectly worded monologues and exquisite movement from Danielle Micich. The use of physical theatre is stunning and ties in perfectly with the simplicity of the […]

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Midsummer (A Play With LOLs)

Midsummer (A Play With LOLs)

Ever woken up in the morning thinking “what the hell happened last night?”, after spending an evening drinking copious amounts of alcohol? Maybe then you rolled over and saw a lump of a human being taking up the empty space in your bed? Black Swan Theatre’s ‘Midsummer (A Play with Songs)’ follows the story of […]

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