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Review: RENT at His Majesty's Theatre Photo 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 ...

Review: ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION at Crown Theatre Photo 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 Photo 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: OLGA KOCH'S PRAWN COCKTAIL at Regal Theatre Photo 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 th...

Review: PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA at Regal Theatre Photo 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, an...

Review: ANNABEL CRABB: 50 ODD YEARS OF CRABB at Astor Theatre Photo 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 coun...

Review: BARRACKING FOR THE UMPIRE at Subiaco Arts Centre Photo Review: BARRACKING FOR THE UMPIRE at Subiaco Arts Centre
by David Bravos - April 27, 2024

In 2022 BARRACKING FOR THE UMPIRE graced the stage, presenting a new perspective on Aussie rules football. Returning in 2024, the world may not have changed much, but with two AFL premiership players forced into early retirement this year by concussion issues, the play puts forth a poignant voice of...

Review: CLUB KABARETT at L'Euro Grande Photo Review: CLUB KABARETT at L'Euro Grande
by David Bravos - January 26, 2024

It’s Fringe World time again, and doesn’t it come around quickly! Perth and Northbridge have turned into a hive of activity. The show, as always, seems to capture the spirit of Fringe; daring, sexy, humourous, and with a little something for everyone....

Review: & JULIET at Crown Theater Photo Review: & JULIET at Crown Theater
by David Bravos - January 08, 2024

The new year is often a time for looking back and we’re looking back some 500 years to reimagine Romeo & Juliet. & JULIET explores what would happen if Juliet had decided to pursue her own life and love. What ensues is a hilarious and heartwarming journey where you’ll laugh and cry as William Shakes...

Review: CHICAGO at Crown Theatre Photo Review: CHICAGO at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - November 29, 2023

What did our critic think of CHICAGO at Crown Theatre?...

Review: DIRTY BIRDS at Heath Ledger Theater Photo Review: DIRTY BIRDS at Heath Ledger Theater
by David Bravos - November 28, 2023

DIRTY BIRDS is a joyful and thought-provoking meander through a series of scenes as navigated by sisters who run the full breadth of feelings between siblings, from love and longing through to rivalry and indifference. This may be their first time sharing the pen and the stage, but if DIRTY BIRDS is...

Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM at Subiaco Arts Centre Photo Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM at Subiaco Arts Centre
by David Bravos - October 07, 2023

Before Rent became a cultural and theatrical phenomenon, composer Jonathan Larson was a relative unknown in the industry grappling with his accomplishments. His struggles with himself, those around him, and self imposed deadlines gave rise to TICK TICK BOOM, a semi-autobiographical musical playing f...

Review: JURRUNGU NGAN-GA [STRAIGHT TALK] at Heath Ledger Theater Photo Review: JURRUNGU NGAN-GA [STRAIGHT TALK] at Heath Ledger Theater
by David Bravos - September 20, 2023

As you sit through JURRUNGU NGAN-GA (Straight Talk), the reality of life for Indigenous people and refugees evolves from poignant to absurd as the talented performers deliver through movement and voice a series of truths with passion and anger....

Review: MARY POPPINS at Crown Theatre Photo Review: MARY POPPINS at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - September 14, 2023

What did our critic think of MARY POPPINS at Crown Theatre? A world of whimsy and magic awaits you at Crown Theatre, with MARY POPPINS floating in holding her umbrella to inject fun and wonder into a night at the theatre. The timeless story- originally a book from Australian born P L Travers before ...

Review: CATASTROPHES at PICA Photo Review: CATASTROPHES at PICA
by David Bravos - August 19, 2023

What did our critic think of CATASTROPHES at PICA?...

Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Crown Theatre Photo Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - August 14, 2023

What did our critic think of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Crown Theatre? In 1973 in a small theatre in London, a cultural phenomenon was born. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary (and with no sign of slowing down), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns to Crown Perth to get you dancing, singing, and laughing....

Review: A CHORUS LINE at Royale Theatre At Planet Royale Photo Review: A CHORUS LINE at Royale Theatre At Planet Royale
by David Bravos - August 08, 2023

A CHORUS LINE is rightly a classic, winning nine Tony Awards among a swag of accolades. Anyone who dying for the chance to see it now has the chance, with the show taking over Royale Theatre at Planet Royale. With a big cast providing memorable vocal numbers and wonderful dancing A CHORUS LINE makes...

Review: ALL SHOOK UP at Crown Theatre Photo Review: ALL SHOOK UP at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - July 13, 2023

Rocking and rolling into Crown Theatre this month is ALL SHOOK UP, a delightful blend of Shakespearian comedies and 60s love stories all set to the songs of Elvis Presley. Rather than resting on stories and characters we know well, however, HAMA Productions made this their own and allowed the talent...

Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU at Regal Theatre Photo Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU at Regal Theatre
by David Bravos - July 13, 2023

Platinum Productions have decided it’s time to give this winter a bit of heat with their latest production of WE WILL ROCK YOU. Written by comedy legend (and a man who now calls Perth home) Ben Elton, the music of Queen is brought to the stage by a huge cast and crew that makes a promise of the titl...

Review: MONO at His Majesty's Theatre Photo Review: MONO at His Majesty's Theatre
by David Bravos - May 19, 2023

Monologues have been a central part of theatre for as long as there has been theatre, so what better way for three expert entertainers to show off their skills? MONO delivers nine monologues to make you laugh and smile, whilst providing the rare opportunity to see three masters of comedy and enterta...

Review: COME FROM AWAY at Crown Theatre Photo Review: COME FROM AWAY at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - May 10, 2023

COME FROM AWAY is the heart warming true story of people opening their homes, lives and hearts to complete strangers as happened when many planes with thousands of passengers were diverted on September 11, 2001. Following a blockbuster East coast run (with a few diversions) it has finally landed in ...

Review: THE BLEEDING TREE at Studio Underground At State Theatre Centre Photo Review: THE BLEEDING TREE at Studio Underground At State Theatre Centre
by David Bravos - May 08, 2023

THE BLEEDING TREE debuted in 2014 and immediately met critical acclaim, winning a heap of awards, and has impressed and confronted audiences throughout Australia. After a successful Blue Room Theatre in 2021, this iteration of the show has been expanded and enhanced for a run in Stuio Underground, a...

INTERVIEW: Guest Writer Hums Engineer Interviews Tyran Parke, Artistic Director of th Photo INTERVIEW: Guest Writer Hums Engineer Interviews Tyran Parke, Artistic Director of the Australian Musical Theatre Festival
by Jade Kops - April 24, 2023

BWWAustralia's Guest Writer Hums Engineer chats with Tyran Parke, Artistic Director of the Australian Musical Theatre Festival being held in Launceston, Tasmania from 17 - 21 May 2023...

Review: THE MOUSETRAP At His Majesty's Theater Photo Review: THE MOUSETRAP At His Majesty's Theater
by David Bravos - April 10, 2023

THE MOUSETRAP is an outstanding play that truly lives up to its reputation as one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time. The intrigue and suspense are there for all to see thanks to a simply brilliant cast, keeping the audience kept guessing until the very end by this seminal murder mystery....

Review: ORACLE: A MYTHICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE STARS At Regal Theatre Photo Review: ORACLE: A MYTHICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE STARS At Regal Theatre
by David Bravos - February 28, 2023

Perth Fringe World 2023 may have finished, but there will always be shows that continue to sparkle long after the box offices are packed down. One such show is ORACLE, which has been extended by popular demand, with the 100th showing of this circus/burlesque/acrobatics/cabaret fusion set for March 3...



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