In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is Black Swan State Theatre Company’s latest offering, an enjoyable, hysterical and relatable period piece that whisks us back in time to events that may seem too strange to be true, but in fact were quite commonplace.
With technology creeping more and more into our daily lives, we can easily empathise with these characters in the 1800s as they tackle the advent of electricity and the loss of human connection.
APAN has yet another great production for Perth audiences just in time for the school holidays, with Shrek Jr The Musical playing at Hertha Reserve in Stirling in the magnificent Big Top.
I loved the extra touches in this show – the characters acting as ushers, the opportunity to have a photo with the performers after the show, and lots of extras on sale.
It’s never an easy feat to transform a Hollywood movie into a stage musical, but the team from APAN Entertainment have certainly pulled it off with Legally Blonde The Musical, showing at the Regal Theatre until 2 September.
Disney’s Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor hits cinemas on 13 September, and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at this beautiful family movie at Event Cinemas Innaloo.
Disney’s Aladdin – The Hit Broadway Musical, gracing stages since 2011, is now showing at Perth’s Crown Theatre. It is based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which was originally based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights.
Black Swan Theatre Company have once again delivered with their latest production of The Events; a captivating yet gritty and confronting piece of theatre.
This play by David Greig, originally a response to a bombing in Norway, premiered in Edinburgh in 2013. It is as relevant 5 years later and is described by Greig as “slippery and difficult” and Director Clare Watson as “setting our moral compass swinging”. Read more
Perth theatre collective The Last Great Hunt is consistently producing work that is fresh, authentic and innovative. They first reeled me in with It’s Dark Outside a few years back and I have been hooked ever since, hoping they will remount their older works so I can have another chance to catch them at the theatre.
Asking universally relatable questions and weaving elements of magic realism and sci-fi into their work gives it a sense of whimsy and a feeling that anything is possible. Their latest venture, premiering at the State Theatre Centre, is Improvement Club, which has been described as ‘Being John Malkovich meets The Office’. Read more
Paw Patrol rolled into Perth on the WA Day long weekend, bringing all 6 pups, as well as new addition Tracker, plus all their human friends. As the flocks of excited families flooded into the theatre at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre there was an electric feeling of anticipation. Read more
There is no doubt that Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is an Australian theatrical classic. Though at age 97, Ray Lawler claims this masterpiece could still do with some tweaks, for today’s audiences the themes of complex relationships, life changes and Aussie mateship are as spot on today as they were when Lawler himself played Roo back in 1955. Read more
Located in City West, Scitech offers Perth families and visitors a unique science experience. Twice a year Scitech puts on Toddlerfest, which has a special focus on our littlest scientists.
One of the great things about Scitech is that there is something for everyone. Many of the activities that are permanently on offer are suitable for toddlers through to adults. During Toddlerfest you will find a heap of additional features that really engage under 5s.