Djuki Mala
Jan
28
to Feb 25

Djuki Mala

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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!

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Summer Concerts in the Park
Feb
4
to Feb 25

Summer Concerts in the Park

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.

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Shire of Mundaring Invitational Art Acquisition Exhibition
Feb
10
to Apr 2

Shire of Mundaring Invitational Art Acquisition Exhibition

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.

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Elixir at Fringe World
Feb
13
to Feb 25

Elixir at Fringe World

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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.

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Venus in Fur
Feb
16
to Mar 3

Venus in Fur

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Josephine!
Feb
6
to Feb 17

Josephine!

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.

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Made on the Left Christmas Market
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Made on the Left Christmas Market

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. 

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The Railway Children
Dec
1
to Dec 9

The Railway Children

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. 

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Etsy Made Local Perth 2017
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Etsy Made Local Perth 2017

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Etsy Made Local Perth is a unique and hugely popular market that has showcased a celebration of our amazing makers’ culture for the past 4 years in Perth, Western Australia. Bringing something different to the handmade market scene, shoppers and sellers alike will enjoy an awesome day that’s all about local creativity on Saturday 25 November in Northbridge. 

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The Wedding Singer
Nov
23
to Dec 9

The Wedding Singer

Get out those shoulder pads, big hair-dos and fluoro colours – a stage production of The Wedding Singer is about to transport you through time to the 1980s at Limelight Theatre. Based on the 1998 movie but with an original score, directors Jen Edwards and David Nelson are bringing the upbeat musical to life with more than 30 performers ready to deliver plenty of ’80s kitsch and retro clichés.

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Jumpy
Nov
17
to Dec 2

Jumpy

The perils of growing up and growing old are being explored in a frank and funny family drama at Melville Theatre this November and December. Written by April de Angelis and directed by Miles Openshaw, Jumpy focuses on 50-year-old Hilary who is in an unexciting marriage, faces redundancy at work and has a volatile relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter.

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Valentine
Nov
14
to Dec 2

Valentine

The innocent, the bully, the manipulator and the object of their desire; four flawed characters who struggle to find meaningful connection. All of them desperate to be loved and belong, aching for something from the others that can never be given.

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, a stage adaptation by Jack Thorne
Nov
11
to Dec 3

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, a stage adaptation by Jack Thorne

  • Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA (map)
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This stage adaptation of the acclaimed Swedish novel and film, Let the Right One In tells of a friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate on the outskirts of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day.

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Kaleidoscope Festival 2017
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Kaleidoscope Festival 2017

Following a spectacular inaugural year in 2016 attracting over 50,000 people, Kaleidoscope Festival (WA’s world-class light and illumination festival) returns for its second year, set to transform Joondalup City Centre into an extraordinary wonderland of electrifying illumination and art from 9th to 12th November. 

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I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright
Oct
12
to Oct 30

I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright

  • Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of W (map)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is an examination of the life of German antiquarian Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Born Lothar Berfelde, she killed her father when she was 12 years old, was sentenced to four years in juvenile prison and survived the Nazi and Communist regimes in plain sight as a transvestite.

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Common Ground - a multilingual, multi faith, spoken word workshop series
Oct
2
to Oct 6

Common Ground - a multilingual, multi faith, spoken word workshop series

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Join us for a free spoken word workshop series facilitated by Sukhjit Khalsa and Abdulrahman Hammoud, where you can connect with other young people (aged 15+) from diverse cultures and faiths to create new expressions in spoken word poetry.

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26°S 121°E | On the Map
Sep
16
to Oct 15

26°S 121°E | On the Map

26°S 121°E | On the Map presents a comprehensive survey of printmaking in Western Australia. Curated by Laura A. Taylor, this exhibition unites work by 35 WA print artists and presents a tantalising glimpse of the diversity of print practices that can be found between Broome and Albany.

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