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Review | From Amsterdam to Mars – Diva, entertainer, storyteller

Review | From Amsterdam to Mars – Diva, entertainer, storyteller

From Amsterdam to Mars | His Majesty’s Theatre | til June 30 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Diva, entertainer, storyteller, singer. Sven Ratzke is both beautiful and energetic in his old style cabaret show. If you want to step off the planet for a night, forget about the rest of the world and enjoy some light […]

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Review | Improvement Club brings a night of laughs

Review | Improvement Club brings a night of laughs

Improvement Club | State Theatre Centre | til July 7th | ★ ★ ★  The pursuit of constant improvement is an idea that is not foreign to the modern person in a time of immense social pressure imposed via constant virtual bombardment. Adam, played by Chris Isaacs is struck with the idea of founding a club […]

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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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Assassins & The Events: Black Swan shine a light on gun control

In his musical Assassins Stephen Sondheim traverses US history visiting each assassination attempt on an American President. From the well known, including the deaths of John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, to attacks on the lives of Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, James Garfield and William McKinley. It’s a musical journey highlighting that being leader of […]

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Marloo Theatre to stage dysfunctional family favourite The Anniversary

Marloo Theatre to stage dysfunctional family favourite The Anniversary

Ever had a mother-in-law from hell? Or been part of a dysfunctional family? Marloo Theatre’s latest offering is The Anniversary, a black comedy where a mother binds her three sons to her with gifts, threats and ruthless exploitation of their weaknesses. Written by Bill MacIlwraith and directed by Rob Warner, the show sees revolt in […]

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BALI: Cocktails, catharsis and three days in Kuta

BALI | Subiaco Arts Centre | til Oct 28 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs are a creative force to be reckoned with. Their previous on stage partnership resulted in the festival hit FAG/STAG, a two man show about best friends, Jimmy and Corgan, one straight and one […]

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BALI: Jeffrey Jay Fowler explores privilege and code-switching in new show

BALI: Jeffrey Jay Fowler explores privilege and code-switching in new show

The Last Great Hunt’s Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs are revisiting some old friends in their latest production. The pair will reprise their roles as Corgan and Jimmy in their Fringe favourite FAG/STAG, relocating the pals to Australia’s favourite holiday destination; BALI. With their last work exploring the role of masculinity and sexuality on the relationship […]

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Get ready for a Masterclass with Amanda Muggleton

Amanda Muggleton won the 2002 Helpmann for Best Actress for her portrayal of opera diva Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s play Masterclass. Now fifteen years after she received her first Helpmann, she’s returning to the challenging role when a new production arrives at the Subiaco Arts Centre in November. As she’s get’s ready to head […]

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Shane Adamczak is alone in space in the sci-fi comedy STASIS

Shane Adamczak is alone in space in the sci-fi comedy STASIS

Shane Adamczak is back in Perth after having recently come off his Canadian Fringe tour with his show The Ballad of Frank Allen which won the Just Laugh comedy award. This time he brings up STASIS; his sci-fi vision and the first original solo show Adamczak has performed in 7 years. I sat down with […]

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I Am My Own Wife: A trans pioneer’s tale of wartime survival

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf’s life may sound like a work of fiction, but her mark on this earth was very real. The focus of Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play I Am My Own Wife, von Mahlsdorf was a trans woman, Nazi survivor, antiquarian, entertainer, LGBTI+ pioneer… and murderer. Director Joe Lui caught up […]

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