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‘French Without Tears’ is a rare delight for theatre lovers

‘French Without Tears’ is a rare delight for theatre lovers

Terence Rattigan’s light romantic comedy French Without Tears, currently playing in Stirling, Perth, will be of interest to theatre lovers, especially LGBTIQA+ audiences. Rattigan, who was gay, wrote in the thirties when playwrights were obliged by the attitudes of the times to keep homosexual activity largely disguised. At the time, and for a good while […]

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It’s love, death and Elvis in ‘Spaghetti From Graceland’ at Harbour Theatre

It’s love, death and Elvis in ‘Spaghetti From Graceland’ at Harbour Theatre

It’s time to go nuts again – in the Elvis-themed Spaghetti From Graceland at Harbour Theatre, a sequel to last year’s Confetti From Graceland featuring the Nutz family. Written by Noel O’Neill and directed by Sue Hasey for Maverick Productions, the comedy is set two years later following Elvis’ death and the dramatic wedding of […]

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Daley Rangi confronts masculinity, queerness & colonialism in ‘Takatāpui’

Daley Rangi confronts masculinity, queerness & colonialism in ‘Takatāpui’

Takatāpui presents a new solo tour de force by unpredictable antidisciplinary artist Daley Rangi, premiering at The Blue Room Theatre’s 2022 Summer Nights Festival. In a performance that promises to be macabre, sardonic, and candid, audiences are invited to challenge themselves; to listen and sit with the truth amidst an electrifying storm of story and sound. […]

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WAYTCo invites young creators to join in The Loungeroom Project

WAYTCo invites young creators to join in The Loungeroom Project

After a successful debut during lockdown 2020, The Loungeroom Project is again calling those with a flair for the performing arts – or just looking for something fun and different to do on the holidays – to take advantage of this free at-home theatre making course from anywhere in the state. Then create, film & […]

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Theatrical production ‘Queer as Flux’ looks at transition in all its forms

Theatrical production ‘Queer as Flux’ looks at transition in all its forms

Queer as Flux opens at The Blue Room this week. Writer and performer Stace Callaghan recently spoke to Leigh Andrew Hill on the RTRFM program All Things Queer. The autobiographical show explores what its like to live in a body that doesn’t match who you are. It’s described as a work that pays homage to […]

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Review | ‘Bite the Hand’ is razor-sharp comedy with deep meaning

Review | ‘Bite the Hand’ is razor-sharp comedy with deep meaning

Bite the Hand | Subiaco Arts Centre | Until 23 October | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  An excited young boy rushes in with news of what’s been happening out in the garden. Rex tells his tale at breakneck speed, it makes no sense, a jumble of words tumble out of his mouth. He takes a deep […]

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Musical ‘An American in Paris’ to tour Australia in 2022

Musical ‘An American in Paris’ to tour Australia in 2022

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment have announced that the new version of the musical An American in Paris will have its keenly-awaited Australian premiere in 2022. Hailed as a tour de force for its inventive choreography, the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the entrancing story of a young American soldier and a beautiful […]

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Review | ‘Savage Grace’ celebrates Steamworks Arts’ 21st birthday

Review | ‘Savage Grace’ celebrates Steamworks Arts’ 21st birthday

Savage Grace | State Theatre Centre | Until 15 August | ★ ★ ★ ★  To mark the 21st anniversary of Steamworks Arts, the company has returned to their very first production. Savage Grace was originally staged in 2001, now after more than two decades the actors and creatives from the production are restaging the work. Alana Valentine’s play […]

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Review | Kalyakoorl Collective’s ‘Fire’ blazes through to the heart

Review | Kalyakoorl Collective’s ‘Fire’ blazes through to the heart

Fire | The Blue Room | 10th July 2021 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Presented by the Blue Room Theatre and Kalyakoorl Collective, Fire begins with beautiful traditional language, and the memory of a past loved one, as the intricate set design is slowly engulfed in warm light. Written and performed by Ebony McGuire (Cloudstreet) alongside Nadia […]

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Review | Black Swan delivers an energetic and rousing ‘Oklahoma!’

Review | Black Swan delivers an energetic and rousing ‘Oklahoma!’

Oklahoma! | State Theatre Centre | til Dec 20 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Seventy-seven years ago Rogers and Hammerstein created a Pulitzer Prize winning musical that broke all the records on Broadway. Based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma! is one of the most loved musicals of the 20th century and […]

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