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.
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.
Want to lead the 2019 Youth Week KickstART Festival?
Learn more about the role and the festival at this free session and hear from the 2018 Creative Coordinator Zal Kanga-Parabia and Project Development Officer Cecile Vuaillat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
Splashfest is set to come alive again on 11 March, ready to provide the best day of wet’n’wild fun under the sun. From 2pm to 5pm, Swanbourne Reserve is the best place to beat the heat for an afternoon of free, water-filled family fun with slides, rides, games, stalls and more.
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.
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.
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
A mysterious, erotic and funny drama – featuring just two people – is Melville Theatre’s first offering for 2018. Written by US playwright, screenwriter and novelist David Ives and directed by Trevor Dhu, Venus in Fur was first staged in 2010 and nominated for numerous Tony Awards before Roman Polanski shot a French film version in late 2012.
This is a story about you, me and the loneliest whale in the world. Five people with five stories that unravel the contemporary nature of isolation. Alone in an apartment, in a bustling bar, in the dial tone of a message bank and across the deep blue – waiting for a reply.
The saucy and cheeky, subversive and hilarious Elixir returns to Fringe World Perth from 13 February to 25 February 2018. With sold-out success around the world, the boys have perfected their craft at the likes of Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Brighton Fringe. Elixir brings an all-new production and creative team with them to Perth, taking their slapstick circus to a whole new level.
In celebration of the rich vein of artistic talent within the Mundaring community, the Mundaring Arts Centre launches their 2018 exhibition program with the Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition exhibition; featuring the work of invited artists, Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago.
From the award winning team at Second Chance Theatre, Josephine! is a new theatre work for the young at heart, kicking off as a part of The Blue Room Theatre’s 2018 Summer Nights program. Written and directed by Scott McArdle, Josephine! is a story of pirates, ghosts, haiku and the strength of children. Opens on the 7th of February.
Summer is set to sizzle across the City of Nedlands as the annual Summer Concerts in the Park series celebrates its 21st anniversary. Get into the groove every Sunday in February from 5.30pm to 7pm with some swingin’ soulful sounds at a free gig in one of the City’s many picturesque parks.
Djuki Mala return to Perth on the back of their 2017 Summer Festival, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out seasons! Unique, infectious, high-energy exuberant, fusing traditional Yolngu, pop culture, dance storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy clowning, with a hefty dose of heart soul! If there is one show that is guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy then this is it!
Made on the Left was formed in 2008 by five independent designers with the intention of supporting Western Australian creative talent. The not for profit organisation, which supports the best independently made art, design, fashion and homewares, was created right here on the left side of Australia.
The Railway Children is the famously filmed story of a prosperous Edwardian family – mother and three children – forced into near-penury in the rural north of England and captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.