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Review | WA Ballet’s The Nutcracker distils all the goodness of Christmas

Review | WA Ballet’s The Nutcracker distils all the goodness of Christmas

The Nutcracker | His Majesty’s Theatre | til Dec 9 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  For as long as I can remember, there are a few inevitable occurrences that come along with the lead-up to Christmas. The weather will be oppressively hot, folks will complain about the how early the city has decided put up their […]

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All the Mothers: John O’Hara celebrates the matriarchs of queerness

All the Mothers: John O’Hara celebrates the matriarchs of queerness

Cabaret performer John O’Hara returns to Downstairs at The Maj for the world premiere of his new show Val: A Glittery Ode to Queer Men and Their Mums. While the show’s named after John’s own mother Val, it’s not so much about his Mum, but all of our Mums. “My Mum’s name is Val, but […]

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Actor Joshua Jenkins on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Actor Joshua Jenkins on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed as a theatrical masterpiece winning a swag of Olivier and Tony awards and having sellout seasons around the globe. In August English National Theatre’s production of the play will make its way to Perth for a limited season at the His Majesty’s Theatre […]

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Love is immortal in WA Ballet’s upcoming production of Dracula

Love is immortal in WA Ballet’s upcoming production of Dracula

The West Australian Ballet are preparing to retell Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale of passion in a world premiere of Dracula – in collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The story follows the titular vampire Dracula, who is bound to this plane by his love for his living soulmate Mina. In his desperation to return to […]

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Review | Queenie van de Zandt pays homage to Joni Mitchell

Review | Queenie van de Zandt pays homage to Joni Mitchell

Blue: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell | His Majesty’s Theatre | til July 21 |  ★ ★ ★ ★  There is something about musical theatre that can elevate the spirit and ignite the flame of passion, but to write a musical story with such sincere heartfelt emotion and have the audience spellbound for one hour, now that […]

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Get to know the songs of Joni Mitchell with Queenie van de Zandt

Get to know the songs of Joni Mitchell with Queenie van de Zandt

Cabaret singer Queenie van de Zandt has just been nominated for a Helpmann Award for her show that explores the music of folk singer Joni Mitchell. “I’ve always loved Joni Mitchell, every since I wa sin my early twenties.” Queenie told OUTinPerth. “I discovered her through a friend who forced me to listen to her, […]

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong crash lands in Australia for 2019

Peter Pan Goes Wrong crash lands in Australia for 2019

Following the smashing success of its predecessor, The Play That Goes Wrong, the team from the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are returning to Australia with a production that’s so wrong it’s right. This time, the team are taking on the J.M. Barrie fantasy classic Peter Pan which promises all of the hallmarks of a quality production; technical […]

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Review | Local champions shine in We Will Rock You

Review | Local champions shine in We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You | His Majesty’s Theatre | til April 7 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Ben Elton’s theatrical ode to the music of Queen has returned to Western Australia with a killer showcase of Perth talent at His Majesty’s Theatre. Set in a dystopian future where music and free thought are forbidden under the Globalsoft […]

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New Fringe pop-up venue to be named after Ivan King

Local theatre identity Ivan King will be celebrated with a new Fringe World pop up venue named in his honour. The iconic His Majesty’s Theatre will host a brand new pop-up performance space next February, created especially for the 2018 Fringe World Festival. King’s Lair will be named in honour of Ivan King OAM, well […]

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What does Nineteen Eighty Four offer in 2017?

The acclaimed theatrical production of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four opens at His Majesty’s Theatre this week. The stage version of Orwell’s dystopian novel has garnered critical acclaim on Broadway and in the West End, and it’s been selling out as it tours around Australia. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation first premiered at the Nottingham […]

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