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Water
May
9
to May 26

Water

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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The Torrents
Jun
15
to Jun 30

The Torrents

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s the 1890s in the Goldfelds. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in the small town of Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny!

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Medea
Aug
8
to Aug 25

Medea

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Black Is The New White
Sep
11
to Sep 22

Black Is The New White

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Fully Sikh
Oct
10
to Oct 27

Fully Sikh

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first Australian Sikh story to hit our stage by the charismatic sensation from Australia’s Got Talent – Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa. Before she went viral, Sukhjit was a brown, hairy Sikh girl growing up in the suburbs of Perth. Fully Sikh is her story.

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The Merchant of Venice
Mar
7
to Mar 16

The Merchant of Venice

  • New Fortune Theatre, The University of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Ladies in Black
Mar
1
to Mar 16

Ladies in Black

  • Morris Place Innaloo, WA, 6018 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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4x4x4
Jan
19
to Feb 17

4x4x4

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.

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Rats' Tales
Nov
21
to Nov 24

Rats' Tales

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.

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Little Miss Sunshine
Nov
16
to Dec 1

Little Miss Sunshine

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.

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XENIDES
Oct
25
to Nov 11

XENIDES

  • State Theatre Centre of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
Oct
20
to Nov 4

IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY

  • State Theatre Centre of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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A Clockwork Orange
Oct
17
to Nov 2

A Clockwork Orange

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.

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Romeo and Juliet
Sep
27
to Oct 13

Romeo and Juliet

Two star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in Limelight Theatre’s latest production, described as “the greatest love story ever told”. Directed by Peter Clark, Romeo and Juliet was first performed 424 years ago and is one of the most popular Shakespeare plays performed today – but it’s the first time Shakespeare has been performed at Limelight Theatre in its 45-year history.

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The Night Zoo
Sep
22
to Oct 6

The Night Zoo

  • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jamie lives in a concrete jungle, a fast-paced and busy city. From her window high above the city Jamie dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in the apartment. Tonight, her dreams will take her on a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo, where she discovers the remarkable joy an animal can bring into her life. The Night Zoo explores the special connection between humans and animals and the importance of caring for another living thing.

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Court My Crotch
Sep
18
to Oct 10

Court My Crotch

Two elite bodies compete under the strict gaze of an umpire. Each presents a facade, each pushes against prejudice. Pick a side and see who can flaunt their way to victory first. Tennis meets drag in this high octane, high spectacle performance investigating the toxicity of sporting and drag culture.

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SKYLAB
Aug
16
to Sep 2

SKYLAB

  • State Theatre Centre of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When the science laboratory, Skylab, finally crash lands near Esperance, no-one in the community could not have prepared themselves for what happened next. Dreamtime meets Monkey Magic in this sci-fi comedy, a world premiere new Western Australian work and inaugural co-production with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

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One Night One Day, presented by Blak Yak Theatre
Aug
9
to Aug 18

One Night One Day, presented by Blak Yak Theatre

  • Shenton Park Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lathlain resident Dr Melissa Merchant is bedding down with a hilarious exploration of 21st century singles and social graces at the Shenton Park Community Centre this August, as she directs Blak Yak Theatre’s latest offering. Written by Perth playwright Martin Lindsay, One Night One Day is a modern farce about the chances people take – and the regrets they have over chances they miss.

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Making What Matters Workshop - Winter Peaks
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

Making What Matters Workshop - Winter Peaks

Join theatre-maker Phoebe Sullivan for an exploration into generating material that has meaning to you. The workshop will provide participants with tools to assist in developing content and connecting your art practice to what matters to you. Open to artists of all disciplines and levels of experience.

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THE EVENTS
Jun
21
to Jul 8

THE EVENTS

  • State Theatre Centre of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The WA premiere of this work, celebrating community and hope, was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and mesmerised audiences in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. A vicar and leader of a community choir searches for answers after a violent act threatens the ideals that sustain her beloved community.

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Fame – The Musical
Jun
15
to Jun 23

Fame – The Musical

: If you remember the name Fame, head to the Koorliny Arts Centre this June as the popular musical sets the stage alive with an awesome combination of singing and dancing. Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s illustrious High School for the Performing Arts.

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ASSASSINS
Jun
13
to Jul 1

ASSASSINS

  • State Theatre Centre of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A killer Broadway musical by a ‘titan of musical theatre’. This Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force is full of stunning lyrics and beautiful music. Bold, original and alarmingly funny, Assassins is a timely reminder that those in power ignore the marginalised in society at their peril.

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HIR by Taylor Mac
May
10
to May 27

HIR by Taylor Mac

  • State Theatre Centre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
May
5
to May 20

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

  • State Theatre Centre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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