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Review: The Eisteddfod

Published on June 28, 2017
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Under the direction of Jeffery Jay Fowler, Lally Katz’s warped story of parentless brother and sister Abalone (Brendan Ewing) and Gerture (Natalie Holmwood) raises questions about mental health and the inner workings of those living with it. Katz has taken the zeitgeist of our times, opened its veins and let it bleed out on the stage. Read more

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Spotlight On: Kuld Creamery

Published on June 21, 2017
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Beside Blacksmith in Highgate there’s a little alleyway where you can find the most excellent ice cream made by two lovely people – Mati and Kaitlyn. Kuld Creamery scoop their fresh creations from 460 Beaufort Street from 4-10pm Wednesday to Sunday. Pronounced [ku:ld] or cooled, it is Mati’s family name, which is of Estonian origin. Read more

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Spotlight On: Beau Est Mien

Published on June 21, 2017
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Beau Est Mien, which translates to ‘beautiful is mine’, is a Northbridge-based printmaking studio that offers limited edition printed artworks, stationery, and homewares. They also run a seasonal program of printmaking workshops, which will be wrapping up this Winter so that the business can move on to exciting new projects.

Earlier in the year, the team made their way a few blocks down William Street to a new studio space at Paper Mountain. Lydia caught up with Alina, the General Manager, to talk a bit about what they’re up to and where they’re going.

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Spotlight on: Mundaring

Published on June 15, 2017
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Situated just a 45-minute drive from Perth city centre, Mundaring is a picturesque place for a full or half day trip. One-third of the shire is state forest, making the drive as well as the visit itself a pleasant one to say the least. Start the day by popping into an art gallery, then stock up your pantry, stop for a tranquil lunch under the trees, swim in a lake, head out for a hike, and reward yourself with pizza before catching a flick outdoors. Here are our tried and tested faves from the area. Read more

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Review: The Advisors

Published on June 15, 2017
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Want to know how to bury a body? How to have an affair? What to say in an awkward situation? You need The Advisors.

The Last Great Hunt adds another powerful weapon to its theatrical artillery with their latest production, The Advisors. It’s punchy, polished and poignant. Read more

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Review: The Play That Goes Wrong

Published on June 5, 2017
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In theatre, as in life, some things simply don’t go to plan. Props go missing, actors fluff lines, sets come unstuck and backstage crew unwittingly upstage the cast.

London’s multi-award winning West End hit The Play That Goes Wrong has screeched onto the Perth theatre scene. Be warned: audiences are experiencing wit whiplash and slapstick symptoms of laughter lines and compulsive crack-ups. Read more

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Review: Endgame

Published on June 4, 2017
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Endgame, while not Samuel Beckett’s most celebrated theatrical piece, is commonly considered his most important.

Black Swan Theatre Company has brought this timeless classic out of the archives, producing it with respect and delicacy.  Read more

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The Advisors: Q&A with Writer and Director Gita Bezard

Published on May 31, 2017
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The Advisors is a new work about the universe of advice; the good, the bad, and the ignorable. This new work was created by The Last Great Hunt, winners of the Fringe World Martin Sims Award – the top honour for best local work – in both 2016 and 2015.

The show is directed and co-written by Gita Bezard, and performed and co-written by Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Frieda Lee, and Mararo Wangai.

Tabetha caught up with Gita ahead of the season to talk a bit about the show and the company behind it.

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The Best of Perth According to SOTA Artists

Published on May 31, 2017
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The State of the Art Festival (SOTA) will be bringing an incredible day of live WA music to Elizabeth Quay on WA Day Monday. This free, all-ages showcase headlined by Karnivool features Bob Evans, Abbe May, Gyroscope and more.

We Love Perth caught up with some of the rad local artists on the SOTA line-up to grill them about a few of their favourite things.  Read more

The Creative: Set & Costume Designer Tyler Hill

Published on May 31, 2017
Categories - Blog, Read About, The Creative

Emerging designer and recent WAAPA graduate Tyler Hill is making a name for himself in the theatre world with not one but two upcoming productions with Black Swan State Theatre Company. Kicking off the partnership is Samuel Beckett’s absurdist comedy Endgame, showing until 11 June, and things follow on with Melbourne playwright Lally Katz’ play The Eisteddfod, which runs from 22 June to 9 July.

Claire caught up with Tyler to chat about the upcoming shows, and his transition from fine arts and architecture to a promising career in theatre design. Read more

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