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Review | ‘Sink’ is a wonderful, fast-paced piece of theatre

Review | ‘Sink’ is a wonderful, fast-paced piece of theatre

Sink | The Blue Room | 8th February | ★ ★ ★ ★   Sink is a wonderful, fast-paced piece of theatre that subverts narrative expectations to glorious effect. And it’s chock full of bright young things: six actors in total portray a group of friends as the stumble, mumble and fumble their way through an array of […]

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Review | ‘The Double’ explores technological nightmares

The Double | The Blue Room | Until 11 May | ★ ★ ★ ½  Be warned, there are spoilers in this review The Blue Room’s 2019 season kicks off with a new offering from Bow and Dagger and director Clare Testoni, who last year brought us Tale of Tales. The Double introduces us to Victoria, an actress who is […]

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Review | Poorly Drawn Shark bites hard, it’s very cutting

Poorly Drawn Shark | The Blue Room | Until 26 January | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Poorly Drawn Shark sees performers Andrew Sutherland and Ming Yang Lim delivering a captivating and clever series of reflections on their association with Singapore. Delving into how they each once lived within Singapore’s culture, it’s lively gay party scene, and the […]

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Review | Frankie’s: A pop-up bar that would make a killer sitcom

Review | Frankie’s: A pop-up bar that would make a killer sitcom

Frankie’s | The Blue Room| til 1st Dec | ★ ★ ★ ★   You know you’re in for a good night when greeted at the theatre door with a sample of Perth crafted whisky! You read it right! Whipper Snapper is our city’s first urban distillery and proud sponsor of the only Performance Pop Up bar I’ve […]

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The sporting world gets a serving of queerness in Court My Crotch

Writer & director James McMillan returns to the Blue Room Theatre with another uniquely queer work that backhands masculinity and the status quo. Court My Crotch pits a drag queen and an athlete against one another in a heated match of tennis, where “each presents a facade, each pushes against prejudice.” Under the watchful eye […]

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Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes – The second coming

After having its debut season sadly cut short, one of last year’s most exciting local works has risen and will come again… for a limited season. My colleague Graeme Watson noted in his review of the show’s original season that a “naked man, on a bed, on his hands and knees, repetitively screaming ‘fuck me’ […]

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Review: Hiro – The Man Who Sailed His House

Hiro – The Man Who Sailed His House | The Blue Room | Until 7th July | ★ ★ ★ ½  Hiro , the Man Who Sailed His House is based on a long form article written by author Michael Paterniti for GQ magazine. When a devastating Tsunami hit Japan in 2011 it carved a wake of destruction through […]

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Local queer artists talk visibility at The Blue Room

Local queer artists talk visibility at The Blue Room

Some of Perth’s most fabulous LGBTIQ+ talent are coming together to discuss what it means to be a queer artist this Wednesday evening. Mitch Whelan, Sally Richardson and Veronica Jean Jones will be on the panel, touching on a range of issues from the postal survey on marriage equality to being a visible queer artist […]

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Review: New play ‘Hive Mind’ is highly recommended

Review: New play ‘Hive Mind’ is highly recommended

Hive Mind | The Blue Room | Until 19 May | ★ ★ ★ ★  I really enjoyed this play. The main theme is to make a deep and fundamental connection between the way bees in a hive function together and the greater existence of everything, an esoteric idea called the hive mind. While the story also […]

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Review: Hold Your Breath (Count to Ten)

Review: Hold Your Breath (Count to Ten)

Hold Your Breath (Count to Ten) | The Blue Room | Until 12 May | ★ ★ ★  Hold Your Breath (Count to Ten) is an autobiographical work from performer Daley King. Its the first show of The Blue Room’s 2018 season and it’s a challenging work about mental health and the conversations we have, or […]

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