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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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Getting ready to hear the ‘Tale of Tales’

Getting ready to hear the ‘Tale of Tales’

The team from Bow & Dagger return to The Blue Room in May with a new play that focuses on stories of immigration and classic Italian fairy tales. The story begins in Italy in during World War II. Here we find the fierce and brave Antoinetta, a known communist, with two small boys, who has […]

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Review | Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden is bewildering

Review | Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden is bewildering

Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden | The Blue Room | til Feb 24th | ★ ★ ★  Wow. If ever there was a show that epitomised the spirit of Fringe, this was it. Madame Nightshade takes you on a journey of schizophrenic proportions. What that journey is exactly cannot be faithfully captured within the word limit for […]

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