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The Blue Room announce digital season launch for 2020 program

The Blue Room announce digital season launch for 2020 program

The Blue Room Theatre have announced they will be launching their 2020 season on Thursday 16th March, presenting an online showcase of this year’s season. Described as a “series of tantalising tasters”, The Blue Room will be hosting activities on Zoom and social media throughout the day with the artists. Blue Room Executive Director Julian […]

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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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