Event Review

Review: Aladdin – The Musical

Published on July 25, 2018
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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.

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Review: The Events

Published on July 5, 2018
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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

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Review: Improvement Club

Published on July 1, 2018
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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

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Review: Paw Patrol

Published on June 6, 2018
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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

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Review: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Published on May 13, 2018
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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

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What to Expect at Scitech Toddlerfest

Published on March 5, 2018
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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.

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Review: The Far Side of the Moon

Published on February 25, 2018
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The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. – Konstantin E Tsiolkovsky

The 1960s heralded many firsts in the field of space exploration, including the first human spaceflight and the first Moon landing. This era of space travel formed the backdrop to the childhood of Québécois writer, director and actor Robert Lepage. 

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Published on February 25, 2018
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The Rocky Horror Show is back in town and fans are flocking to do the Time Warp again!

Following the sacking of leading man Craig McLachlan over accusations of sexual misconduct, lovers of the cult musical waited with anticipa——–tion for news of who would fill the stilettos of the sweet transvestite from Transylvania’s role.

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Review: Nassim

Published on February 23, 2018
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“Life knows no rehearsals. Perfection is precious but not real, not as real as being in the now.” – Nassim Soleimanpour

Perth’s beloved raconteur Andrea Gibbs was thrust into the now at Studio Underground on Wednesday night. Looking out at the audience from the stage, she hadn’t yet seen the ‘secret’ script of the play she was about to perform, let alone met the playwright. Talk about flying blind. Read more

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Review: Hand Stories

Published on February 21, 2018
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Chinese New Year seemed the perfect time to treat myself to this performance by Perth Festival 2018 Artist-In-Residence Yeung Fai. A fifth-generation Chinese puppeteer and the last in his family, Fai created Hand Stories in 2009 inspired by his family story. There are no subtitles and little dialogue so a spirit of openness, patience and a basic awareness of twentieth-century Chinese history are recommended.

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