SKYLAB
Aug
16
to Sep 2

SKYLAB

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When the science laboratory, Skylab, finally crash lands near Esperance, no-one in the community could not have prepared themselves for what happened next. Dreamtime meets Monkey Magic in this sci-fi comedy, a world premiere new Western Australian work and inaugural co-production with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

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spaced 3: north by southeast
Aug
18
to Jan 7

spaced 3: north by southeast

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Artistic explorers of a different kind are celebrated in spaced 3: north by southeast. Six Australian artists completed residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and five Nordic artists found their place in Western Australia’s rural and remote communities. Through sculpture, video, photography and installation, this show is an enlightening series of vignettes onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.

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 WA Now – Biomess – The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr)
Sep
8
to Dec 3

WA Now – Biomess – The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr)

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s it art? Science? Or both. Including a range of strange, bewildering, rarely seen and, just maybe, brand new organisms, this exhibition defies categorisation. In the anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the provocative project asks some moral as well as creative questions about how science operates today and might in the future.

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The Night Zoo
Sep
22
to Oct 6

The Night Zoo

  • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (map)
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Jamie lives in a concrete jungle, a fast-paced and busy city. From her window high above the city Jamie dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in the apartment. Tonight, her dreams will take her on a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo, where she discovers the remarkable joy an animal can bring into her life. The Night Zoo explores the special connection between humans and animals and the importance of caring for another living thing.

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IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
Oct
20
to Nov 4

IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY

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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a sassy play about power and passion. Acclaimed American playwright, Sarah Ruhl, re-imagines the curious chapter in the early history of psychotherapy, when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. A hysterical parlour drama bound to create a buzz!

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XENIDES
Oct
25
to Nov 11

XENIDES

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It’s time to take another spin and revisit Adriana Xenides, the darling of ‘TV Week’ and glossy magazines, who made a visit into almost every lounge room across Australia. This world premiere top dollar musical exposé is both hilarious and tender, a tribute and a protest.

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One Night One Day, presented by Blak Yak Theatre
Aug
9
to Aug 18

One Night One Day, presented by Blak Yak Theatre

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Lathlain resident Dr Melissa Merchant is bedding down with a hilarious exploration of 21st century singles and social graces at the Shenton Park Community Centre this August, as she directs Blak Yak Theatre’s latest offering. Written by Perth playwright Martin Lindsay, One Night One Day is a modern farce about the chances people take – and the regrets they have over chances they miss.

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Making What Matters Workshop - Winter Peaks
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

Making What Matters Workshop - Winter Peaks

Join theatre-maker Phoebe Sullivan for an exploration into generating material that has meaning to you. The workshop will provide participants with tools to assist in developing content and connecting your art practice to what matters to you. Open to artists of all disciplines and levels of experience.

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Epic Tales | Playing with Reality: Create an Escape Room
Jul
9
to Jul 14

Epic Tales | Playing with Reality: Create an Escape Room

  • Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka (map)
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Work with an expert team to create and run an escape room game. Merging the digital and the physical with augmented reality technology, you'll create fiendish puzzles, mysterious storylines and beautiful pieces of visual and written art, all stitched together into an immersive game experience where players get locked in a room and have to solve a series of puzzles to escape.

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Project NEXT 2018
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Project NEXT 2018

Performed by Co3’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble, Project NEXT 2018 is a re-imagining of Raewyn Hill’s critically acclaimed work THE ZONE, and the young dancers have been led in the studio by choreographic leaders, Ella-Rose Trew (Co3 Associate Artist), Zoe Wozniak, Scott Galbraith, and Jessica Lewis.

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Epic Tales | What's Your Story? Slam Poetry Workshops (13 - 17 years)
Jul
2
to Jul 7

Epic Tales | What's Your Story? Slam Poetry Workshops (13 - 17 years)

  • Stirling Libraries - Scarborough (map)
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Take your story from the page to the stage in this two part workshop, focusing on how to write your story into a poem. Internationally renowned performance poet and educator Zainab Syed will lead you through writing exercises to find a story you want to tell, guide you on how to tell it best, ending with performance techniques on how to perform your story on a stage to share with everyone.

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THE EVENTS
Jun
21
to Jul 8

THE EVENTS

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The WA premiere of this work, celebrating community and hope, was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and mesmerised audiences in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. A vicar and leader of a community choir searches for answers after a violent act threatens the ideals that sustain her beloved community.

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Fame – The Musical
Jun
15
to Jun 23

Fame – The Musical

: If you remember the name Fame, head to the Koorliny Arts Centre this June as the popular musical sets the stage alive with an awesome combination of singing and dancing. Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s illustrious High School for the Performing Arts.

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ASSASSINS
Jun
13
to Jul 1

ASSASSINS

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A killer Broadway musical by a ‘titan of musical theatre’. This Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force is full of stunning lyrics and beautiful music. Bold, original and alarmingly funny, Assassins is a timely reminder that those in power ignore the marginalised in society at their peril.

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HIR by Taylor Mac
May
10
to May 27

HIR by Taylor Mac

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A brutally funny and subversive take on the American kitchen-sink drama. Isaac returns home from Afghanistan to find his family in revolt. His father has suffered a stroke, his mother has become a gender studies aficionado and his younger sister, is now his younger brother.

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
May
5
to May 20

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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A great Australian classic about love and homecoming. Set in 1950’s working class Melbourne, revolving around events of the seventeenth summer where two mates, on yet another ‘layoff’ season, come back to ‘live it up’ in the city with their girlfriends. However, this summer, things begin to change.

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We Will Rock You
Mar
23
to Mar 31

We Will Rock You

WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances, with more than 24 hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Killer Queen and I Want to Break Free.

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Robin Hood: The Truth Behind the Green Tights
Mar
9
to Mar 17

Robin Hood: The Truth Behind the Green Tights

A foolishly funny twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood comes alive at Roleystone Theatre this March. Written by David Neilson and directed by Brogan Smirke and Euan MacMillan, Robin Hood: The Truth Behind the Green Tights is the story of cowardly Albert, trying to get by as best he can.

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The Ghosts of Fremantle
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Ghosts of Fremantle

Experimental music/arts collective Genrefonix present a fictional multimedia show featuring original horror music and soundscapes performed live alongside compelling imagery of Fremantle's architecture and it's ghosts. WA's most haunted buildings are brought to life in the atmospheric Prison theatre on the original screen used for prisoners.

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Marble
Feb
23
to Mar 10

Marble

What happens when your best friend dreams about your wife – on the night your wife has the exact same dream about him? It’s an idea explored in Marble at Marloo Theatre, written by famed Irish playwright Marina Carr and directed by Rodney van Groningen.

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Gloria’s G-Spot
Feb
18
to Feb 24

Gloria’s G-Spot

Retro-sexual fun in Gloria's 80s, 90s & Naughties gameshow! Expect cheeky fun & saucy prizes. Everyone’s a winner as we 'Find the G-Spot', 'Choose the Safe Word' & 'Reach the Perfect Climax'! Featuring special guests, plus pap music from Britney Smears & Vanilla Slice. “A game show like no other…come inside the G-Spot – you’ll never want to leave!" ★★★★ The Australia Times 2017 A moist & steamy night.” ★★★★ The West Australian 2017

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