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‘A Christmas Carol’ goes horribly wrong in the latest from Stirling Theatre

‘A Christmas Carol’ goes horribly wrong in the latest from Stirling Theatre

  A dramatic massacre is about to occur at Stirling Theatre – but it’s not quite what you think. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of A Christmas Carol is a comedy about the horrors of stage stuff-ups, bloopers and blunders. Everything that could go wrong, does go wrong, as the […]

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‘Disenchanted’ is a new take on what is to be a Princess

‘Disenchanted’ is a new take on what is to be a Princess

The hilarious musical Disenchanted has been an off-Broadway hit and has been performed all around the world. Now it is being performed in Perth for the first time and will take up residence at the Subiaco Arts Centre from 10-19 October. Forget the princesses you think you know, Disenchanted turns the clichéd Disney princesses on their heads when they […]

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Performing Arts Awards recognises the best in Western Australia

Performing Arts Awards recognises the best in Western Australia

The 2018 Performing Arts WA Awards gala event – the local theatre and dance industry’s peak awards – were recently held at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. This once-a-year celebration recognised outstanding achievements by actors, directors, theatre and dance-makers, designers and productions companies, with 23 awards presented out of 111 nominations. Winners in […]

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Review | Mimma: Standing ovations for A Musical of War and Friendship

Review | Mimma: Standing ovations for A Musical of War and Friendship

Mimma: A Musical of War and Friendship | Regal Theatre | til 21st April | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  “Mimma!” The word conjures up images of a mother figure, of a desperate cry for one’s own mother but in the case of this newly created epic musical, Mimma is the central character, a journalist from Turin, […]

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Yirra Yaakin’s new Artistic Director is Eva Grace Mullaley

Yirra Yaakin’s new Artistic Director is Eva Grace Mullaley

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company have announced the appointment of Eva Grace Mullaley as the Company’s new Artistic Director. Mullaley, a Widi woman from the Yamatji Nation in the Midwest region of Western Australia, is taking over the reins from the long-standing and much loved, Kyle J Morrison. The experienced theatre practitioner said she was honoured […]

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Review | Gatz Is Great: The Great Gatsby comes alive at Perth Festival

Review | Gatz Is Great: The Great Gatsby comes alive at Perth Festival

Gatz | Octagon Theatre | 1-3 March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Superb. That’s the word that spilled out of my mouth when first asked to describe Gatz, currently showing at the Octagon Theatre as part of Perth Festival and performed by New York theatre company Elevator Repair Service. Spread across eight hours of performance and breaks, and adapted from one of the most heralded novels […]

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Stage extravaganza ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ returns to WA

Stage extravaganza ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ returns to WA

The theatrical show Puttin’ on the Ritz is returning to Western Australia at the end of June with performances in Bunbury, Mandurah and Perth. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz returns and will glide its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of […]

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Silence My Lady Head summons the 80s, Grace Jones & PJ Harvey

Silence My Lady Head summons the 80s, Grace Jones & PJ Harvey

Local queer theatre favourites FUGUE have teamed up with Melbourne artists Indigo Keane and Nicole Harvey for a ‘disco nightclub exorcism’ at this year’s Fringe World Festival. The one-woman show is inspired by the women of the 80s – particularly the legendary Grace Jones and her infallible brand of club performance – re-arranging theatre, drag […]

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong in all the right ways this March

Peter Pan Goes Wrong in all the right ways this March

Crash-landing into Perth after the smashing success(?) of The Play That Goes Wrong, comes the classic tale of Never Never Land that never never goes right. Peter Pan Goes Wrong takes the J. M. Barrie classic and turns it on its head, totally butchering the children’s story we all know and love with hilarious results. Star […]

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Review | Jesus Christ Superstar is trending on Faithbook

Review | Jesus Christ Superstar is trending on Faithbook

Jesus Christ Superstar | Quarry Amphitheatre | til Nov 4 | ★ ★ ★ ★ It was all buzz and glamour last night as Platinum’s Jesus Christ Superstar opened to an excited crowd at The Quarry Amphitheatre. The colourful and energetic re-imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic didn’t fail to thrill, not least for its taking place […]

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