State Theatre Centre of WA

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Review: The Lighthouse Girl

Published on April 30, 2017
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As Australians, we take great pride in the story of our ANZACs. Sadly, as there are no longer any WWI veterans to march on our most sacred national day, it is more important than ever to keep their stories alive and accessible for younger generations, Lest We Forget.

The Lighthouse Girl is one such story, regaling the true to life tale of lighthouse keeper’s daughter Fay Howe.

Review: Women of Letters, Perth Writers Festival

Published on March 1, 2017
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It has only been about 20 years since letter writing began its swift and irrevocable decline, but it is, unquestionably, a relic of the past, albeit the not-too-distant past.

Enter Women of Letters, an event founded by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire in 2010 to celebrate “the lost art of letter writing”. Each Women of Letters salon sees five Australian women compose a letter on a set theme and then read it to an audience.

The Creative: Actor James Sweeny

Published on October 31, 2016
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A role in the WA premiere of Molière’s Tartuffe – The Hypocrite marked a return to Perth for the Albany born WAAPA graduate James Sweeny, who currently lives in Sydney where he shares a house with Tartuffe co-star and WAAPA classmate Alex Williams.

The Creative: Theatre Designer Zoë Atkinson

Published on April 5, 2016
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An iconic Australian story, Picnic at Hanging Rock explores the power and mystery of the bush. In 1900 a school group head to Hanging Rock for a picnic, but 3 of the schoolgirls and one of their teachers go missing. Zoë Atkinson has designed the set and costumes for Tom Wright’s adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, which is being performed at the State Theatre Centre until 17 April. The stark, claustrophobic set and schoolgirl uniforms are effective at setting a stifling scene of rigid Englishness against the unseen untamed and eerie wilderness. Let’s hear from Zoë…

Treats for Your Thursday

Published on October 29, 2015
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1. Next to Normal Ticket Giveaway

Black Swan State Theatre Company presents Next to Normal, A Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning rock musical that has enthralled audiences on Broadway and will be a first for Perth.

Treats for Your Thursday

Published on October 23, 2014
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1. Melbourne Cup at Public House Ticket GIVEAWAY

On Tuesday 4 November Public House on Adelaide Terrace are hosting a Melbourne Cup lunch, which includes a 3 course feasting menu and a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival. There will be prizes for best dressed, sweeps and live entertainment after the race. Tickets are $95 per person, are available by calling 6336 9780 or emailing, and are selling fast, but we have two to give away to one of you!

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