Locked in their bedroom, two brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage, their parents are having a very famous showdown. A radical update on a classic Greek myth that puts one of history’s most notorious family breakdowns under the spotlight.
At the centre of this razor sharp romantic comedy is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female
Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Secondly, she’s in love.
Mandurah’s Riptide Youth Performance Company presents our next mammoth project: a series of short new plays written and directed by members of the ensemble, called Tide Tales. The works will premiere at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre from 18th -21st September 2019.
Secrets, Lies and Love. Everyone has a story…
Hand in Hand Theatre takes on literary genius, Caryl Churchill’s iconic play; Love and Information. Through a series of vignettes, we pull back the curtains and give you a peek into several compelling stories of life, love and human nature.
Photography, music and theatre come together this July to highlight stories rarely seen, shedding light on a destructive and demoralising way of life.
Presented by Life on Hold Productions at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, The Other Side takes audiences through a photographic exhibition, matched with carefully selected music, before culminating in a play about Kate.
A chaotic, mind-opening work that leads to numerous questions about the state of humanity – and our individual role in it – is the latest offering from The Actors’ Hub. Written by award-winning playwright Tom Holloway and directed by Ella Hetherington, 100 Reasons for War was originally commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in World War I.
How real are our memories? Have you ever been certain about something? So sure that you’d swear on your life it happened the way you remembered it? Except you were wrong? One woman is stuck in an elevator, profoundly alone but haunted by memories clamouring for attention. She has plenty of time to reflect on her life…or to start questioning what’s real.
Secrets, Lies and Love. Everyone has a story… Hand in Hand Theatre takes on literary genius, Caryl Churchill’s iconic play; Love and Information. Through a series of vignettes, we pull back the curtains and give you a peek into several compelling stories of life, love and human nature.
When a Geraldton girl is crowned the unlikely winner of the first Miss Australia competition, she becomes a celebrity overnight. Discover Australia’s pageant past accompanied by some of Perth’s most exciting vocal talent. This musical comedy will have your toes tapping just inches from the action, as we uncover this untold piece of local history.
A world premiere that is epic in nature and explores our right for self-determination. It begins in WA’s not-too-distant future, where we meet with a once powerful politician about to celebrate his birthday at the family’s island home – a retreat from the world that has clearly seen better days.
A story of loss, hope, friendship and leaving the past behind add up to Ten Quid, Stirling Theatre’s latest show.
Written by John Grimshaw and directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the journey of a young man returning to Manchester 40 years after his family originally emigrated to Australia.
Blueback is an evocative story set along the Western Australian coastline. It captures the mystery of the sea and the majesty of an old fish called “Blueback”, and the moment when an inquisitive boy stands up for what he loves and believes in.
Love and fear – the two major themes that shape us while growing up – form the heart of Beast, the latest offering from The Actors’ Hub.
Directed by Ellis Pearson, the story follows the trials and tribulations of people in a rural village as they face the danger of “the beast”.
Back by popular demand – we present an encore season of this joyful celebration of community spirit. Family, friends and lovers are all part of Julia Hales’ deeply personal account of her experiences as a daughter, actor, dreamer and person with Down syndrome.
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today’s far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.
Presented by the Graduate Dramatic Society at UWA’s New Fortune Theatre, this version is set in 1938 and directed by Lucy Eyre.
Playlovers present Ladies in Black, a new Australian Musical book by Carolyn Burns and music and lyrics by Tim Finn.
Set in Sydney in the 1959, school leaver Lisa joins the sales staff in fashionable department store, Goodes. Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful characters of the women's clothing department.
A team of actors is testing its mettle four nights a week over the next month by performing a different show each night.
In 4x4x4, the same team from The Actors’ Hub will perform four separate 60-minute shows during Fringe World – four nights, four shows, across four weeks.
A celebration of Academy Award-winning songs is set to hit the right note for Limelight Theatre’s last season of the year. Devised and directed by Gillian Binks, The Envelope Please pays homage to the best original song category first introduced to the Oscars in 1934.
A hugely entertaining, dark and magical cycle of folk tales from around the world is taking centre stage at The Actors’ Hub this November. Written by Carol Ann Duffy and adapted by Melly Still, Rats’ Tales deliciously confronts the dark side of the imagination which makes the tales all the more illuminating.
Originally an Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is now a stage musical – and it’s coming to Stirling Theatre this November. Written by William Finn and James Lapine and directed by Tyler Eldridge, the story follows an incredibly dysfunctional family as they cross the US in a clapped-out Kombi van so their youngest daughter can take part in a regional children’s beauty pageant.
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.
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!
The classic Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange comes to life at the Broken Hill Hotel this October, exploring the nature of man’s free will. Presented by Life on Hold Productions, the adaptation is the brainchild of director Sarah Christiner who set up the production company, co-wrote the script (with Connor Carlyle) and plays the main role of adult Alex, who narrates the show as he looks back on his past.