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Review | Aldous Harding is as captivating and curious as ever

Aldous Harding | Chevron Lighthouse | 28th February 2020 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Years ago I met Aldous Harding for the first time when she played at the Perth Festival. We met in the studios at RTRFM to talk about her self titled debut album that had been released a year earlier.  I’d was a record […]

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Kylie Auldist steps in for Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King at Perth Festival

Kylie Auldist steps in for Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King at Perth Festival

Perth Festival has announced that disco icon Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King has had to cancel her appearance at the Chevron Lighthouse this evening. Citing circumstances outside of the artist’s control, the festival has announced that the show must go on, offering free entry to tonight’s disco party with Mondo Freaks and soul queen Kylie Auldist. “While […]

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Review | Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission

Review | Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission

Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission | Kabarett Haus | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Having followed Palmer’s work for years, I know well enough to expect the unexpected. Her shows inevitably contain a few moments surprising enough to throw you off balance, a few tear-jerkers, a few belly-laughs. Her newest show, however, is surprising […]

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Review | Rufus Wainwright bares his soul at Perth Festival

Review | Rufus Wainwright bares his soul at Perth Festival

Rufus Wainwright | Kabarett Haus | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Glittering onto the stage in a sparkling jacket and trousers, Rufus Wainwright feels right at home at the Kabarett Haus. A transformed Perth Concert Hall sets the Canadian musician on stage beneath a colossal chandelier with just his piano, his guitar and his beautiful, soaring voice. […]

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Review | ‘Colossus’ stands tall as a breathtaking feat of dance theatre

Review | ‘Colossus’ stands tall as a breathtaking feat of dance theatre

Colossus | State Theatre Centre | Until Feb 23 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Fifty dancers take to the stage in Colossus, a fitting name for a massively ambitious and breathtaking performance envisaged by choreographer Stephanie Lake. Originally performed in Melbourne, Lake has re-staged the performance with fifty Perth dancers as part of Perth Festival. With just two […]

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Review | ‘Hofesh in the Yard’ is contemporary dance at its best

Review | ‘Hofesh in the Yard’ is contemporary dance at its best

Hofesh in the Yard | State Theatre Centre | Until 1st March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Hofesh Shechter, the Israeli born choreographer, who is based in London, is one of the big names in the world contemporary dance.  He’s presented his work around the world, choreographed the memorable dance opening in the second series of Skins, […]

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Review | ‘Anthem’ tackles the question of who we are

Review | ‘Anthem’ tackles the question of who we are

Anthem | State Theatre Centre | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  In 1998 some of Australia’s most talented writers and a composer came together to create a play that captured the mood of the times. Who’s Afraid of the Working Class was written to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Workers Theatre, and saw Andrew […]

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Review | ‘Hecate’ is a powerful and inspiring production

Hecate | Subiaco Arts Centre | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★   Yirra Yaakin deliver a theatrical project that has been years in the making, decades, centuries and eons. It’s a journey the company has been on close to a decade. An ambitious plan to present a play by Shakespeare completely in Noongar language. The […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘Light and Shadow’ is the ultimate display of humanity

WA Ballet’s ‘Light and Shadow’ is the ultimate display of humanity

Ballet at the Quarry: Light and Shadow | Quarry Amphitheatre | Until 29th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  Opening night of Light and Shadow at the Quarry Amphitheatre was a magical display of movement, and technique. Almost theatrical in its delivery, the dancers were stretched to their technical fortitude by combining a variety of styles into the […]

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Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples has a career that spans eight decades. In the 1950’s she began performing alongside her father Roebuck ‘Pops’ Staples, and siblings Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne, as the Staple Singers. They began performing gospel music in churches in Chicago. Pops Staples had a close friendship with Dr Martin Luther King and the group became […]

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