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Review | Silence My Lady Head is an ode to rule-breaking performers

Review | Silence My Lady Head is an ode to rule-breaking performers

Silence My Lady Head | The Blue Room Theatre | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★  FUGUE is a Perth based theatre making collective with a history of creating innovative and physically demanding works including last years much lauded Court My Crotch. They’ve come together with Melbourne based artists Indigo Keane and Nicole Harvey to […]

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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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Review | Wil Greenway: the way the city ate the stars

Review | Wil Greenway: the way the city ate the stars

Will Greenway: the way the city ate the stars | The Blue Room | til Feb 3 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Wil Greenway’s the way the city ate the stars is a tour de force of poetic storytelling and snappy humour, all wrapped up in a loveable lullaby of larrikinism. Quite honestly, this is such a profoundly […]

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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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REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

Laika: A Staged Radio Play | The Blue Room Theatre | til Sept 30 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Laika: A Staged Radio Play produced by Second Chance Theatre Company explores a group of plucky wedding guests who come across an abandoned radio station and an old radio play about cosmonauts from a Russian […]

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Review | Learn the ancient lessons of Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia | The Blue Room Theatre | Til Oct 7 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  “My name is Hypatia, and I’m going to die.” That’s not a spoiler, friends. Those who know their history well may have heard of Hypatia of Alexandria. Scholar, astronomer, mathematician, teacher and leader of the Neoplatonic School in Roman-occupied Alexandria in […]

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Review | Arteries by Ancestry is a beautiful queer Lynchian fantasy

Arteries By Ancestry | The Blue Room Until Sept 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Entering The Blue Room Theatre this week, I knew little of what to expect from James McMillan’s latest work. Having interviewed the show’s creator, I knew it would explore notions of hypermasculinity and queer relationships through theatre and dance – but […]

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Arteries by Ancestry: How does hyper-masculinity affect queer relationships?

Arteries by Ancestry: How does hyper-masculinity affect queer relationships?

Performer and playwright James McMillan is set to make his directorial debut with The Blue Room Theatre this month, with his original work Arteries By Ancestry. McMillan is no stranger to the stage, performing in Iota & The Average Joe during Fringe World and So You Think You’re Charlie Smith as a performer. McMillan also […]

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Writer Liz Newell explores grief, family and brown bread in Toast

Writer Liz Newell explores grief, family and brown bread in Toast

Currently on stage at The Blue Room Theatre, Toast is a story that tackles the harsh realities and home truths we all face sooner or later in each of our own lives. Starring Anna Lindstedt, Samantha Maclean, Amy Mathews and Alison van Reeken, the play takes audiences into the lives of three very different daughters and how […]

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Interrupting A Crisis tackles anxiety with music at The Blue Room

Local theatre maker Georgina Cramond is bringing her new musical storytelling show to The Blue Room Theatre later this month. Interrupting A Crisis tells the true story of a young woman who learned to song-write her way out of anxiety. Cramond explains she didn’t know what was happening to her when she started “hitting emotional […]

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