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David Bravos

David Bravos

I sit in the small field of miners who enjoy theatre. My love began when The Phantom of the Opera toured, and I dragged my new girlfriend along. Interest in one show became an interest in many, as the girlfriend became a wife. 



BWW Review: EARTHSIDE at The Blue Room Theatre
May 3, 2022

In the film Alien, Ellen Ripley is a smart woman who no one listens to, which ends up costing most of the crew their lives. In EARTHSIDE, Kaitlin Tinker imagines herself as Ripley on her own strange and perilous journey into the unknown of childbirth.

BWW Review: FAME: THE MUSICAL at Crown Theatre
April 18, 2022

Based on the hit 1980 film and the television series it spawned, FAME: THE MUSICAL has burst into Crown Theatre to tell the story of a group of aspiring performers. This production bills itself as being by Western Australians, for Western Australians, and in doing so shows that WA is indeed home to many talented performers and creatives.

BWW Interview: Dan Giovannoni of THE GREAT UN-WONDERING OF WILBUR WHITTAKER at State Theatre Centre
April 5, 2022

How important is imagination? Perhaps those of us further into our adult lives may value it a bit less, and this devaluation with age is explored in The Barking Gecko Theatre’s latest work, written by Dan Giovannoni and directed by Luke Kerridge. I caught up with Dan to discuss the show and what we can expect from it.

BWW Review: ALTAR BOYZ at Subiaco Arts Centre
February 14, 2022

With Perth Fringeworld drawing to a close, Arise Productions went for a quick backup from their production of Avenue Q to put on another comedy and off-Broadway smash in ALTAR BOYZ. The result is a hilariously enlightening Christian boy-band concert that may not save your soul, but that is sure to entertain you.

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Subiaco Arts Centre
February 13, 2022

With Fringe in full swing, Arise Productions threw in a treat with a performance of AVENUE Q. The show, which debuted in 2003, has consistently been praised for its honest approach to the themes it presents, and this production gave time to those themes but also kept the laughs going for an entertaining night out.

BWW Review: THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE at Cookery At Girls' School
February 11, 2022

There is so much to love about Perth Fringeworld. From the showcasing of a vast array of talents, to uncovering hidden gems of local and Australian talent. One such gem is THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE, written by Australian author Vivienne Walsh and presented by Perth based Feet First Collective. The narrative explores the connection between two teenagers in rural Australia with vastly different backgrounds and vastly different futures in a riveting and provocative two-person play.

BWW Review: LIFE'S A DRAG: THE SEQUEL at Red Room At The Court
February 4, 2022

Following a successful 2021 run but with more of an amazing life to explore, Dean Misdale returns to Perth Fringe Festival with LIFE’S A DRAG: THE SEQUEL. Ever wanted to know how one of Perth’s premier drag queens got to where they are? Prepare to find out in an entertaining and honest hour of anecdotes and matching songs.

BWW Feature: FAME: THE MUSICAL at Crown Theatre
February 2, 2022

The hit musical FAME is ready to arrive at Crown Theatre. Fittingly for a show about the trials and tribulation of performing arts, I was behind the scenes for a look at the audition process, and learned the perspectives of some of the hopefuls, as well as director Rachael Beck and producer Marina Del Basso.

January 9, 2022

BWW Previews: THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE at Cookery At Girls' School
January 8, 2022

Following a muted 2021, Perth Fringe World is all set to burst back in 2022 with a dazzling array of acts from around Australia and the world. Fremantle based Feet First Collective will use local actors to stage an Australian play called THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE. Director and Feet First founder Teresa Izzard took a break to discuss the show.

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Crown Theatre
January 3, 2022

THE WIZARD OF OZ, and HAMA Productions pulled out all the stops to stage a spectacular production at Crown Theatre, with an entertaining, energetic and colourful production being a wonderful way to kick off 2022 in the theatre.

December 26, 2021

Very few Christmas songs mention the many pantomimes that are put on in this most wonderful time of the year. Zealous Productions went all in with a big production, and the cast full of local talent and genuine theatre stars provided quality entertainment for the whole family with their production of CINDERELLA: A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME.

BWW Interview: Vincent Hooper of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Crown Theatre
December 27, 2021

It seems almost unavoidable to grow up without having exposure to the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It’s one of those movies that seems to find home in every collection, and the storyline is familiar to many. Starring as the Cowardly Lion is Perth born Vincent Hooper, who sat down to chat about the character, the show, and his other projects.

BWW Interview: Christian Charisiou of THE WEDDING SINGER at His Majesty's Theatre
December 18, 2021

Based on the hit 1998 movie of the same name, THE WEDDING SINGER is set to charm audiences throughout Australia in early 2022. Playing the role of Robby is Christian Charisiou in his breakout role. I caught up with Charisiou to hear his thoughts on the cast, what it means to him, and what audiences can expect when the show opens.

BWW Review: NEVERMORE at Subiaco Arts Centre
December 3, 2021

The life of Edgar Allen Poe is the subject of much discussion and debate, and he continues to be a most fascinating character. Grey Lantern Productions put on NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe giving a dark and stripped back retelling of the life of Edgar Allen Poe.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Regal Theatre
November 26, 2021

Part of Entertaind Production’s ethos is minimalism in their settings, which seems to lend itself perfectly to LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Whilst the setting may have been a bit bare, Entertaind’s production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS wants for nothing more, with a minimal set made up for by a passionate and talented cast and crew.

November 17, 2021

Nostalgia and laughter abounded in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY GREATEST HITS VOL 1, with loving tributes to Broadway’s greatest shows and people given a twist that had people singing and laughing.

November 9, 2021

Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has found its way to the stage as a musical, retaining some elements from the classic movies whilst diverging in some areas. Crown Theatre plays home to this stunning musical, treating the people of Perth to a world of pure imagination.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Regal Theatre
November 5, 2021

With a soundtrack full of ABBA hits, MAMMA MIA! is a popular musical that has broken records all around the world. Serasi Entertainment's Perth production showcases the cultural icons of ABBA perfectly, with wonderful performances and clever staging being enhanced, rather than driven, by the soundtrack full of classics.

BWW Interview: Lucy Maunder And Stephen Anderson of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Crown Theatre
November 5, 2021

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is a beloved and well-known story, from the book, two hit films, and now a musical which opens this week at Crown Theatre. Stepping into this world of pure imagination are Lucy Maunder and Stephen Anderson. I caught up with them to talk the musical and their experience with one of the world’s favourite stories.