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Review | ‘Blueback’ urges us to protect our local aquatic wonderland

Review | ‘Blueback’ urges us to protect our local aquatic wonderland

Blueback | Dir: Robert Connolly | ★ ★ ★ ★  Western Australian author Tim Winton lives in a small coastal town a couple of hours from Perth and is an outspoken critic of ecological degradation that results from human neglect. Many of his widely successful novels are set on the coast and in the ocean. The novel […]

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Cornucopia: Björk is bringing her visual spectacular to Perth Festival

Cornucopia: Björk is bringing her visual spectacular to Perth Festival

Avant-garde icon Björk is bringing her musical, visual spectacular Cornucopia to Perth Festival 2023 in March. The Icelandic artist returns for the first time in decades for this magnificent Australian exclusive. Last appearing down under at 2008’s Big Day Out in celebration of her 2007 album Volta, the mystical songstress is returning to mark the release […]

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Alter Boy get ready for a massive Perth Festival show

Alter Boy get ready for a massive Perth Festival show

  Local sensations Alter Boy are playing a massive show for the Festival Perth this Saturday. The six-person powerhouse, comprising three deaf/hard-of-hearing members, continues to influence a greater understanding of how deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals experience the power of music through their dark, shiny pop hits all performed in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Celebrated for transforming the […]

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Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Katie Noonan | AGWA | til Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Entering the space with the Sartory String Quartet, Katie Noonan sits at the baby grand piano on stage in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Within seconds, Noonan whisks the audience away into her music composing world on Stradbroke Island, giving us […]

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Review | Oliver Twist paints a bright future with ‘Jali’ at Perth Festival

Review | Oliver Twist paints a bright future with ‘Jali’ at Perth Festival

Jali | Studio Underground | til Feb 20 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  When you’re wearing a name like Oliver Twist, there’s bound to be an intriguing life story, and this comedian doesn’t shy away in his revealing one-man performance experience that gently takes his audience on a mesmerising journey from Rwanda to Ipswich and every […]

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Review | ‘Mary Stuart’ a crown jewel in Perth Festival program

Review | ‘Mary Stuart’ a crown jewel in Perth Festival program

Mary Stuart | State Theatre Centre of WA | til Feb 25 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  First premiering in 1800, Mary Stuart tells the tale of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots (the titular Mary Stuart). The two queens are locked in a political feud for survival and power, a feud further complicated […]

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Review | POND bring the swirly synths to Fremantle Arts Centre

Review | POND bring the swirly synths to Fremantle Arts Centre

POND | Fremantle Arts Centre | ★ ★ ★ ★  It was a beautiful night, warm with a little bit of a breeze and wafts of smoke from the audience. The band was bathed in a smoky glow of pinks and blues, contrasting with the serene setting of the Fremantle Arts Centre South Lawn – trees to […]

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Review | Ballet at the Quarry sets the ‘Platinum’ standard

Review | Ballet at the Quarry sets the ‘Platinum’ standard

Platinum: Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheatre | til Mar 6 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The warm buzz of the Quarry Amphitheatre was a welcome sound for the 70th Anniversary year of the West Australian Ballet. With the pop of champagne, laughter in the air, and the anticipation of another Perth Festival staple; Platinum […]

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WA Opera & Perth Festival postpone arena spectacular ‘Carmen’

WA Opera & Perth Festival postpone arena spectacular ‘Carmen’

Perth Festival and West Australian Opera have announced their grand production of the iconic Carmen will be delayed. West Australian Opera was to present Carmen with the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra on 25 and 26 February. “West Australian Opera has a long and celebrated history presenting works as part of Perth Festival, […]

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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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