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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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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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The Other Side
Jul
13
to Jul 27

The Other Side

  • Victoria Park Centre for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Grease
Jul
4
to Jul 7

Grease

  • Don Russell Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a trip back in time to Rydell High and get ready for some summer loving and greased lightning this July. The Art in Motion Theatre Company is presenting the ever-popular musical Grease at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, directed by Lys Tickner.

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100 Reasons for War
Jun
27
to Jun 29

100 Reasons for War

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.

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Floor Thirteen
Jun
25
to Jul 13

Floor Thirteen

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.

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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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Miss Westralia
May
21
to Jun 8

Miss Westralia

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.

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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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Ten Quid
Apr
26
to May 11

Ten Quid

 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.

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Beast
Apr
2
to Apr 6

Beast

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”.

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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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