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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.