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Aussie rock helps shine a light on male depression

  • Latvian Centre Theatre 60 Cleaver Terrace Belmont, WA, 6104 Australia (map)
Rachael Maher is Ang in Merry Go Round at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre.   Picture: James Wilson

Rachael Maher is Ang in Merry Go Round at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre. Picture: James Wilson

What does it take for a man to pull himself back from the brink of death? It’s a question explored in the Aussie pub rock musical Merry Go Round, premiering at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre this October. Written and directed by Bree Vreedenburgh, it’s a showcase of Aussie music classics framing the story of Alan, who is trying to get his life back on track after a suicide attempt. He is sent to a therapy group led by the ever-cheerful Tim and encounters a sweet-natured junkie, someone with post-traumatic stress disorder, an older lady overcoming the death of her husband, a woman recovering from an abusive relationship and another person described as “beyond help”.  

Opening night is World Mental Health Day and also the closing event for WA Mental Health Week. Part proceeds from the show go the WA Men’s Shed Association and Enterprise 33, an organisation that focuses on men’s suicide prevention and delivers post-suicide assistance for families. 



  • WHEN: Doors open 7pm, plays at 8pm on October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2014 with 2pm Matinees October 12 & 19, 2014. 
  • WHERE: Latvian Centre Theatre, 60 Cleaver Terrace, Belmont, WA.  
  • COST: $20 Standard, $16 Concession or $15 each for groups of 10 or more.  
  • BOOKINGS: Call 0421 084 226 or book online here



For more information you can contact ARENAarts on 0421 084 226 or check out the Merry Go Round website or Facebook Page.


Later Event: October 14
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