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Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Royale Theatre At Planet Royale
by David Bravos - July 22, 2024


THE WEDDING SINGER leans into the space it has to make the audience feel like they’re at a wedding as much as they are at a show. Filled with outstanding performances and a catchy 80s soundtrack, THE WEDDING SINGER makes for a perfect night out.

Review: GREASE THE MUSICAL at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - July 13, 2024


It is a part of growing up that one gets to know Grease. The movie has remained firmly in the public consciousness and on rotation since its release whilst the musical undergoes many varied iterations. The latest performance sees a sharper and brighter update whilst featuring the same songs and energy that allow GREASE THE MUSICAL to endure.

Review: PRIMA FACIE at State Theatre Centre
by David Bravos - July 12, 2024


PRIMA FACIE is a powerful one-person play by Suzie Miller that explores the complex perception of sexual assault survivors from the point of view of a lawyer hopelessly dedicated to the law. The play explores the legal system and its impact on sexual assault survivors, and Sophia Forrest’s performance coupled with the minimalist staging gives the audience no choice but fully confront these issues.

Perth Theatre And Concert Hall Announces New Lineup Including HEATHERS THE MUSICAL And More
by A.A. Cristi - July 03, 2024


The new season at Perth Theatre and Concert Hall has something for everyone to discover.

HARE BRAIN Comes to Perth
by Stephi Wild - June 25, 2024


 High-energy puppetry comedy Hare Brain will come to the mainstage at the Ellie Eaton Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds, as a hilarious and fun-filled family day out for the winter holidays from June 29.

Bianka Ismailovski Brings Solo Show to Perth
by Stephi Wild - June 20, 2024


More Talent has announced a one-off Perth show for ethically non-monogamous, sober, bisexual, divorcée comedian, broadcaster and Sex Worker Bianka Ismailovski. 

Review: RBG: OF MANY, ONE at State Theatre Centre
by David Bravos - June 15, 2024


RBG: OF MANY, ONE enjoyed a season of runaway success in 2022, coming back this year for a national tour. Perth now has the opportunity to see for itself that the hype is well and truly deserved for this one woman show.

BROTHERS WRECK Comes to Subiaco Arts Centre in July
by Stephi Wild - June 11, 2024


Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company will present the Western Australian Premiere of Brothers Wreck, written by Jada Alberts, examining the struggle between forgiveness and sorrow at the Subiaco Arts Centre from 5 to 20 July.

Beatles Inspired Play Highlights Perth Theatre's Autumn Season Subscription
by Stephi Wild - June 07, 2024


A new play based on the time when The Beatles performed in Dundee is one of the highlights of Perth Theatre's autumn Season Subscription.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Comes to Perth This Month
by Stephi Wild - June 06, 2024


A macabre and darkly humorous take on The Addams Family is spooking the stage as a hauntingly ghoulish musical at Roleystone Theatre.

SONGMAKER 2024 To Celebrate Of 50 Years Of Music By Dougie Maclean 
by A.A. Cristi - June 05, 2024


Dougie MacLean marks his 50-year milestone in music with Songmaker 2024, a special celebration of his extensive career and contributions to the music industry.

AN IMAGINARY LIFE Comes to Moores Building Art Space in July
by Stephi Wild - June 04, 2024


Seminal Australian classic novel An Imaginary Life by David Malouf has been adapted by actor Humphrey Bower (Things I Know To Be True, Mary Stuart, The Tempest) and will be performed by Humphrey and live musician Pavan Kumar Hari.

Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK at His Majesty's Theatre
by David Bravos - June 02, 2024


THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a minimalist play, with one foreground for the entirety and just two actors. However, the way it is able to build and maintain tension and fear in a way that few movies manage these days, let alone stage shows. The plot is good and the acting is superb, and combined with this thriller is put together make this a must see.

Limelight Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by Blair Ingenthron - June 02, 2024


Directed by David Nelson and Jane Anderson, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of an annual endurance contest where the last person standing with their hands on the vehicle wins it.

Review: GASLIGHT at Regal Theatre
by David Bravos - June 02, 2024


The term gaslight is likely more well known than its etymology in the 1938 Patrick Hamilton play. Rather than being a play about manipulation, the modern retelling brings a plot and characters rich with tension and drama. The play is a classic, and the modern adaptation maintains the elements whilst thrusting Bella into a more central role.

Arts Festival Celebrations Launch in Perth For 52nd Year
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2024


The fifty-second Perth Festival of the Arts opened yesterday launching the city into 12 days of festivities and a diverse celebration of arts and culture. 

TALE FROM THE PARK Comes to South Perth
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2024


Six snack-sized bites of theatre with a variety of drama and comedy are being served up in Tales From The Park this June. Learn more here!

Review: RENT at His Majesty's Theatre
by David Bravos - May 19, 2024


RENT is a rightful touchstone of musical theatre. A rare example of a musical being set in the time it was shown, it shone light on people and lifestyles that people were often doing their best to avoid. Reimagined in 2024 for an Australian audience, RENT wants you to come and see why it is a major part of the musical theatre landscape.

Review: ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - May 17, 2024


Shimmying into Crown Theatre this month is ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION, celebrating the life and art of the king of rock n roll. Featuring over 40 songs and a talented cast, not to mention choreography that does so much more than just complement the soundtrack, the show has plenty to offer everyone.

Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Royale Theatre At Planet Royale
by David Bravos - May 14, 2024


What did our critic think of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Royale Theatre At Planet Royale?

Review: PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA at Regal Theatre
by David Bravos - May 14, 2024


The Perth Comedy Festival is in town, and there is absolutely no better way to see what this week has to offer than to see the PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA, a chance to see some of the leading comedians in compacted shows before their big shows throughout the week. There is one gala show each week, and there is no better way to get a sneak peak at the biggest and best the festival has to offer.

Review: OLGA KOCH'S PRAWN COCKTAIL at Regal Theatre
by David Bravos - May 14, 2024


It’s safe to say that Olga Koch covers a lot of territory in her show PRAWN COCKTAIL. Her stories go from Japan to the UK to New Zealand, all whilst the audience learns more about parasocial relationships, one night stands, Olga herself, and the namesake prawn cocktails than they probably thought they would.

FAKE Comes to Goodwill Club at The Rechabite in Perth
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2024


Part performance, part installation, part rave: FAKE is a real-time deep-dive into alternative truths, fact checkers, AI, scams, conspiracy theories, political division and the distortions of reality that define contemporary life.

Photos: First Look at HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Roleystone Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - May 05, 2024


After six years, the Roleystone Theatre building has been restored to its former glory – and its theatre company is bringing the stage to life again with the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Check out production photos here!

Review: ANNABEL CRABB: 50 ODD YEARS OF CRABB at Astor Theatre
by David Bravos - May 03, 2024


What has Annabel Crabb, leading journalist, author, comedian and podcaster learn in roughly 50 years? A great deal, and she’s happy to share it with a captive audience in her comedy show 50 ODD YEARS OF CRABB, which graced Perth this week before continuing onto other Comedy Festivals around the country.


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