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Christos Tsiolkas, Judith Lucy & more join Perth Festival Writers Weekend

Christos Tsiolkas, Judith Lucy & more join Perth Festival Writers Weekend

Beloved Western Australian author Tim Winton, science fun guy Dr Karl, local poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Honeybee author Craig Silvey, Christos Tsiolkas and writer-comedian Judith Lucy are among the new names to round out the full Writers Weekend program for 2022. Embodying Perth Festival’s 2022 Wardan (ocean) theme, the 26 – 27 February weekend will make waves of connection […]

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Review | Paul Verhoeven’s controversial ‘Benedetta’ plays at Perth Festival

Review | Paul Verhoeven’s controversial ‘Benedetta’ plays at Perth Festival

Benedetta | Dir: Paul Verhoeven | ★ ★ ★   Based on the book Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by American author and historian Judith Brown, I really wanted to like this erotic thriller from the Dutch director of Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995) and Elle (2016) starring Isabelle Huppert. This […]

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Review | Sally Phillips shines in ‘How To Please A Woman’

Review | Sally Phillips shines in ‘How To Please A Woman’

How To Please A Woman | Dir:  Renée Webster | ★ ★ ★ ★  Gina (Sally Phillips) gets together with a group of women for early morning swims at Leighton Beach. Turning fifty has not been great but the sunrise swims in the Indian Ocean refresh her. Life seems joyless and overwhelming and she is unable to […]

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Review | Catch ‘La Traviata, My Brothers and I’ at UWA Somerville

Review | Catch ‘La Traviata, My Brothers and I’ at UWA Somerville

La Traviata, My Brothers and I | Dir: Yohan Manca | ★ ★ ★ ★  Yohan Manca’s first feature film was shot in Sète, a French fishing port and seaside resort on the Mediterranean. Beyond the expensive hotels, picturesque beaches and luxury yachts inhabited by the seasonal tourists, is a low-income housing filled with struggling families and […]

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Perth Festival’s music line-up set to light up old spaces around WA

Perth Festival’s music line-up set to light up old spaces around WA

Hometown heroes and exciting new musical voices will lay down hot summer rhythms in fresh venues and unexpected spaces for Perth Festival 2022. From the city’s cultural heart to its vibrant coastal edge, an inclusive contemporary music program strikes a new tone and reveals exciting possibilities for live performance and venues across the city. For […]

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Review | International films shine at Perth Festival’s film season

Review | International films shine at Perth Festival’s film season

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds | Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | ★ ★ ★ ★  Single mother Amina lives on the outskirts of Chad’s capital after being exiled from her family for becoming pregnant while not married. Weaving wire baskets from cast-off metal from tyres, she sells them by walking the dusty streets. When her 15 year old daughter […]

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Review | What’s on at this year’s Perth Festival Lotterywest Films season

Review | What’s on at this year’s Perth Festival Lotterywest Films season

The Worst Person In The World | Dir: Joachim Trier | ★ ★ ★ ★  Julie (Renate Reinsve who won the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival) is almost thirty and still doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. Unlike her mother, her grandmother, her great grandmother and generations of women before her, […]

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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 | ‘Whistleblower’ – a show with a new star every time

Whistleblower | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until 7th March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   The Last Great Hunt, a mainstay of Perth’s improvisational and interactive theatre community, has swept into Perth Festival this year with the company’s new show Whistleblower, a Perth Festival-commissioned genre defying performance where the protagonist is a theatregoer plucked from the audience […]

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Review | ‘The Sum of Us’ is one of the great Aussie plays

Review | ‘The Sum of Us’ is one of the great Aussie plays

The Sum of Us | Subiaco Arts Centre | Until 7th March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Yirra Yaakin’s production of The Sum of Us is the first production to be programmed by the company’s new Artistic Director Eva Grace Mullaley, who took over the reins from longstanding leader Kyle Morrison last year. It’s a choice that allows […]

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