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  • State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground 174-176 William St Perth Western Australia (map)

An extraordinary love story and an ethical conundrum, Wish is based on the astonishing novel by leading Australian writer Peter Goldsworthy, and adapted by Helpmann Award winner Humphrey Bower.

JJ, the hearing son of deaf parents, agrees to teach Sign to the mysterious ‘Eliza’. She demonstrates a gift for Sign and bonds passionately with her new teacher.

Humphrey Bower plays JJ, joined by dancer-choreographer Danielle Micich as Eliza, with live music by Leon Ewing in this intimate Australian work that will take you to the outer limits of language, nature, ethics and love.

“Bower is a born storyteller” – The West Australian

“...powerful theatre..." - ABC 720 Perth

“...essential viewing.” - artsHub 

Nominated: Best Director (Humphrey Bower) Equity Guild Awards

Winner: Members’ Choice Award, Blue Room Theatre Awards

Winner: Blue Stone Award, Best Performance (Humphrey Bower & Danielle Micich)

Winner: WA Dance Award, Outstanding Female Performance (Danielle Micich)


  • WHEN: 7.30pm from 14 - 24 May 2014, with 2pm shows on 17 and 24 May
  • WHERE: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA
  • COST: From $42 per person
  • BOOKINGS: Book online through Ticketek


To find out more about Wish, visit the Perth Theatre Company website.