What happens when a cabaret anarchist, a contemporary clown and a queer-feminist dramaturg get together to make theatre? Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden is the answer. “The show is an absurd, comedic look at the madness of the world we live in today,” explains Madame Nightshade producer and performer Anna Thomson. A shape-shifting, other-worldly creature named Beatrice takes the form of the titular character, a princess-like assassin, to unearth some of the nasty little secrets we keep buried in our own backyards. Anna promises “grotesque glamour, vegetable manipulation and mess,” which is enough to pique our interest! Read more
Produced by the team that brought us Fringe World sensation La Soirée, Club Swizzle is a new show for Perth audiences, bringing the best in cabaret, circus and comedy. The production, which opened at the Ice Cream Factory in Northbridge last week, is an absolute riot where the pre-show bar becomes the main stage for just under 2 hours of high energy entertainment.
Amy G is one of the Club Swizzle gang. A powerhouse on stage Read more
Charlotte Guest is a Western Australian writer who has just published her first collection of poetry. Soap is a deeply personal collection of short works that Charlotte wrote between the ages of 19 and 24. Intimate and moving, the book touches on themes of femininity, feminism and family in a beautiful collection that goes beyond a mere coming of age journey to possess broader social relevance.
Claire caught up with Charlotte to talk about the book and pouring your heart onto the page. Read more
Perth based artist Francesca Gnagnarella will launch her new body of work with an exhibition entitled Promise of Spring held in the enviable spaces of interior design studio Seven Willow Designs. Read more
This weekend, 29-30 July 2017, the fourth annual Disrupted Festival of Ideas provides a feast for the mind as some of the country’s most powerful thinkers converge on the State Library of WA. This free event is made up of keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, conversations and engaging encounters that promise to ignite and inspire. Read more
One Word for Snow is a public art project by the Fremantle-based artist, Amy Perejuan-Capone. The project, where the artist staged sporadic, artificial blizzards around Perth CBD and Northbridge for a period of one month, was commissioned by TRANSART for the City of Perth Winter Arts Season. Lydia caught up with Amy over a cup of tea to reflect upon the month that has been.
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.
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
Papua New Guinea-born future-soul singer Ngaiire will soon be winging her way to Perth for the AMP Capital ART BALL at the Art Gallery of WA. The evening’s stellar line-up also includes 80s inspired pop juggernaut Client Liaison, along with 2016 ARIA award-winning ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ Montaigne and local hip-hop artist Mathas.
We touched base with Ngaiire to get her advice for emerging musicians and find out more about the mind behind the music. Read more