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Becoming Eliza

In 2016, Anna O’Byrne won the role of a lifetime when she was hand-picked by Dame Julie Andrews to play Eliza in the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady.

  • Time(s):7:30pm - 8:45pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Dates:Aug 4 - 6

Details

  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Hosted By:Downstairs at the Maj
  • Ticket Price:$47

Description

After enchanting audiences across the country, winning rave reviews along the way, Anna won the coveted Helpmann award for her extraordinary performance. In Becoming Eliza, Anna O’Byrne reflects on her unique experience and shares stories about working intimately with an internationally adored icon, and what it is to share a role, created sixty years apart as well as the lessons she learned from both Dame Julie and Eliza. This enchanting concert evening features iconic songs from beloved musicals on stage and screen including Camelot, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria and, of course, My Fair Lady.

Bullet Train

Brad Pitt stars in this action-thriller, in which five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.

  • Dates:In Cinemas Aug 4
  • Time(s):Multiple Sessions
  • Venue:Various Cinemas

Details

  • Movies:Movies

Description

Ladybug (Brad Pitt) is an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe-all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives-on the world's fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan.

Eat. Drink. Create.

Eat. Drink. Create.

  • Dates:Aug 4 - 14
  • Venue:Cockburn Gateways

Details

  • Food & Drink:Wine,Food Event

Description

4th – 14th August Eat, drink and create this August at Cockburn Gateway’s fresh food workshops. Discover the ultimate wine and cheese pairings, how to nail your grazing table, and stake your claim at the no-bake cooking class with WA’s food ambassador and media personality Chef Don Hancey. Buy West Eat Best will also be making an appearance with live cooking demos and activities, making it the ultimate food and wine destination. Book your spot now and find out more at https://www.cockburngateway.com.au/whats-on?page=1&category=events

Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts

A family connection has led to the production of a classic play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen at Melville Theatre.

  • Dates:August 5 - 20
  • Time(s):8pm or 2pm
  • Venue:Melville Theatre, 393A Canning Highway, Palmyra

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Accessibility:Companion Card
  • Hosted By:Melville Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$18-$23

Description

Belvoir St Theatre artistic director Eamon Flack adapted Ibsen’s Ghosts for a 2017 Sydney production – and now his second cousin Thomas Dimmick is directing the show in Perth. Regarded as a scathing commentary on 19th-century morality, Ghosts is the story of Helene Alving who is about to open an orphanage in her late husband’s name. Her maid Regine is helping to prepare things, Regine’s carpenter father has been working on the building and Pastor Manders is organising the paperwork. At the same time, Helene’s son has also come back from Paris for the occasion. Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts plays at 8pm August 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 with a 2pm matinee August 14. Tickets are $23, $18 concession – book at www.TAZTix.com.au. Note: the show contains adult themes. Melville Theatre is at 393A Canning Highway (corner of Stock Road), Palmyra.

Juniper

When a self-destructive teenager is suspended from school and asked to look after his feisty alcoholic grandmother as a punishment, the crazy time they spend together turns his life around.

  • Dates:In Cinemas Aug 4
  • Time(s):Multiple Sessions
  • Venue:Various Cinemas

Details

  • Movies:Movies

Description

Seventeen year old Sam has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth has moved in. Ruth is an ex- war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Sam soon finds himself deeply confronted by her alcoholic wit and nerve. Their first meeting is awkward. Their second meeting is kind of violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.

Last Train to Freo. by Reg Cribb

Fremantle Theatre Company is proud to present Last Train to Freo by Reg Cribb

  • Dates:Aug 3 - 20
  • Venue:Victoria Hall, Fremantle

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fremantle Theatre Company

Description

FTC invites you to experience the 20-year revival of the Patrick White Award winning play, restaged for the first time in Fremantle and directed by Perth's own champion of the theatre Reg Cribb. When two rough-cut gems fresh from Perth’s prison system board the train in Midland, the stage is set for a truly wild ride south. Cutting sharply through every sector of WA society – not even these wayward misfits can predict where they will end up. Cribb was inspired to write the play after he witnessed two thugs harassing an attractive woman on a Midland to Freo train, and what he has written in response is an inspired, richly layered, dramatic story with several themes intertwined and unravelling as one. The play is a ticking time-bomb, winding-up-and-up energetically, as the train approaches its final destination: Fremantle. At each new stop, more is revealed about the passengers and the tensions that unite them. And along the way, the work tears open some key discourses that rippled through the Perth social climate at that time, and quite unsurprisingly, now. Running time: 80 minutes, no interval. Warnings: Violence, bad language, sexual themes.

Mal De Mer EP Launch

The jig is up! Mal De Mer's Sophomore EP 'Sanguine' is coming out July 8th, and they're so excited for you to hear it!

  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Dates:Aug 5
  • Time(s):7pm

Details

  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

They're throwing a party to celebrate at The Rosemount Hotel, August 5th (plenty of time for you to learn all the words!!).

Popstars - The 90's Musical

It's boyband vs girlband in this hilarious musical. Packed with pop smash hits by artists such as THE SPICE GIRLS, BACKSTREET BOYS, N*SYNC, BRITNEY SPEARS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MC HAMMER and many more.

  • Dates:Aug 4 - 7
  • Time(s):Evening shows 7.30pm, matinees 2pm
  • Venue:Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Music:Pop
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Hosted By:Art in Motion Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$20 - $25

Description

Set in a high school in the 1990's where Mark is head over heels in love with his girlfriend, Queen Bee, Shannon Van de Witt. When Shannon learns that pop-band impresario Simon Austin is the surprise judge at the State Talent Show she dumps him for her chance at showbiz stardom. Mark rapidly goes from High School hero to High School zero. His garage band buddies rally around him and soon a plan for revenge is hatched to change their grunge band to a boy-band and snatch the Talent Show title from Shannon’s Candy Girls. There’s just one small problem... the boys can’t dance. Mark enlists the help of the ultra-talented, new girl, Ella to help with their boy band make over and sparks soon fly. Can Mark get the girl, get the Grand Prize and get even with the scheming Shannon closing in? It’s anyone’s guess as the countdown to the Grand Finale begins. It’s sure to be one to remember. Produced by Art In Motion Theatre Company with a cast list of the best up and coming Musical Theatre talent Perth has on offer.

Spacey Jane

With the impending release of their second Album, Here Comes Everybody, Spacey Jane have announced a mammoth Australian tour!

  • Dates:Aug 5
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Music:Indie & Alternative,Concert Tours,Gig Guide
  • Hosted By:Supersonic Events

Description

Taking the Australian music scene by storm in 2020, the Perth band have experienced astonishing success with releases such as Lots of Nothing, Straightfaced and 2021 ARIA Song of the Year, Booster Seat. Don’t miss your chance to see Spacey Jane when they play their hometown show this August!

The Comedy of Errors

Shipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Dates:Aug 3 - 7
  • Time(s):Multiple Shows
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Details

  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Hosted By:State Theatre Centre of WA and Bell Shakespeare

Description

The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins. At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children who has found himself in the fight of his life … to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan. Directed by longtime Bell Shakespeare collaborator Janine Watson, this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter.

The Robertson Brothers 1960s Variety Show

Do you dream of reliving the good old days? Then don’t miss The Robertson Brothers 1960s TV variety show!

  • Dates:Aug 5
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Time(s):8pm

Details

  • Music:Other Music

Description

After a massive 2019, the boys are back with a brand new show! Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV variety show featuring hits from, The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers! The Robertson Brothers grew up in a home that appreciated the variety TV show. With a rockin’ live band and an amazing multimedia presentation, expect to be entertained by many of the classic hits from the 60s. Through the prism of the variety TV show format you’ll travel back in time to embrace and celebrate all the hits of these 60’s music legends. You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying to ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘Morningtown Ride’, ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Calendar Girl’, ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’, ‘To Love Somebody’, ‘Massachusetts’, ‘I Started A Joke’, ‘Got To Get A Message To You’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Let’s Hang On’, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Bus Stop’, plus so many more in this celebration of your favourite 60’s Superstars.

Twilight Gala Dinner

The Twilight Gala Dinner is where you will pull up a seat in the lush horticultural district of Carnarvon, right on the mighty bank of the Gascoyne River.

  • Venue:Bentwaters Plantation
  • Dates:Aug 5
  • Time(s):5pm - 10.30pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Gascoyne Food Festival
  • Ticket Price:$198
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Guests can expect a tapa-style dinner for the ages set in the heart of this productive, sub-tropical horticultural country. Returning favourite Sophie Budd, of Taste Budds, is fast becoming the region's iconic chef, returning for the third year as head chef for the Twilight Gala Dinner. The 8-course tapas style will be prepared by some of Perth's culinary stars, Emily Jones from the Republic of Fremantle, Hart & Co appliance icon Margaret Roberts, Mei Yong from Turban Chopsticks, Michelle Forbes from Lady Lola Deli Bar Bistro and local chef, Valeria Lucchitto-Andrelio. Throughout the night, you will hear from Perth’s top chefs putting Gascoyne ingredients in the spotlight. Those ingredients will have been gathered after the chefs visit local growers and farmers, making this Twilight Gala Dinner one of the most location-specific – and freshest – you’re ever likely to enjoy.

2022 PA Canoe Wild Water Championships

The Wild Water Championship's course comprises of rapids, winding sections of moving water, exposed & submerged rocks and ti tree obstacles.

  • Dates:Aug 6 & 7
  • Time(s):TBA
  • Venue:Bells Rapids

Details

  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Sports:Paddling

Description

SATURDAY, 6 AUGUST - Classic Races Location: Posselts Ford, Toodyay Course: Starting below Posselts Ford and finishing 6kms downstream above Emu Falls. The course comprises of rapids, winding sections of moving water, exposed & submerged rocks and ti tree obstacles. Transport: Posselts Ford is located at the end of Cobblers Pool road and is approximately 1 hour from Bells Rapid Park up Toodyay Road. Access for the event has been sought, with the required car shuffle planned via the privately owned railway access road. Details regarding access and the logistics of the day will published in the Event Schedule released closer to the event. SUNDAY, 7 AUGUST - Sprint Races Location: Bells Rapid Park, Baskerville Course: Starting upstream of the Bells Rapid foot bridge and finishing 400m downstream after the rapid Sideswipe. The course comprises of rapids, winding sections of moving water, exposed & submerged rocks and ti tree obstacles.

Collie River Mountain Bike Marathon

The XCM series race is over 80km of beauty, featuring old school single track, modern flow trails, some quick fire trails, and everything in-between.

  • Dates:Aug 6
  • Venue:Forrest Street and Prinsep Street

Details

  • Sports:Cycling

Description

There is a 50km course for those not so obsessed with pain, a 35km race and the only dedicated adaptive course in the calendar which the youngest juniors can also take on.

Elvis If I Can Dream Starring Mark Anthony

Come and Celebrate the magical hits of The King Of Rock n Roll in a sensational 2 hour Concert Spectacular.

  • Dates:Aug 6
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Time(s):7.30pm

Details

  • Music:Tribute Band
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

All of Elvis” No 1 hits will be performed in the original style that made Elvis the greatest performer that ever lived. Internationally Acclaimed sensation Mark Anthony, one of the most dynamic Elvis tribute artists in the world today, brings this unique period to life – the songs, the costumes, the emotion, the energy, the raw power – all brought together in a two hour concert spectacular. With over 600 million record sales worldwide and 3 time Grammy Award Winner Elvis Presley will always be known as “The King Of Rock n Roll” Come and relive and experience what it would have been like to see Elvis Presley Live In Concert. Internationally Renowned Mark Anthony who has been regarded as the very best Elvis Presley Tribute artist in the World will transport you to that very time when Elvis Presley ruled the world and dominated the record charts in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with his unique raw energy, dynamic voice and sensational stage presence. This show takes you on a colourful journey through all the hits of the 60’s, 70’s,80’s and 90’s that made Dusty a household name.

Impermanence

Experience the power of dance and music, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope.

  • Dates:Aug 6
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Accessibility:https://www.manpac.com.au/accessibility-features/
  • Hosted By:Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Ticket Price:$55.00

Description

Returning to the stage for a national Australian tour after a sell-out Sydney world premiere season (Feb 21) and an Adelaide Festival smash hit run (March 21), Rafael Bonachela’s Impermanence is “arguably the single best piece created by and for an Australian dance company for many years” (Adelaide Advertiser). A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, this full-length work features a new score full of emotional power from Grammy Award-winning composer Bryce Dessner. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. With an exquisite recording by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s “awe inspiring” (In Daily) ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch. “Dance moves for the end of the world… Choreographer Rafael Bonachela sets his excellent dancers on a whirling, bounding trajectory…” – The Sydney Morning Herald.

RTRFM's Radiothon Party 2022

RTRFM’s Radiothon Party returns in 2022, taking over Northbridge on 6 August for its annual, city-shaking celebration

  • Dates:Aug 6
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Event Venue:The Rechabite
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

RTRFM’s major fundraising campaign Radiothon kicks off with a bang in 2022, as the local community station celebrates its most important time of the year with a four-venue, six-stage takeover of Northbridge on Saturday 6 August. Local bands and DJ collectives descend on The Bird, Ezra Pound, The Rechabite and Astral Weeks to mark the beginning of RTRFM’s essential, annual subscriber drive with the Radiothon Party 2022. # Artists Big Orange // Britt Bro // Ambient Zone DJs (Kael, Oliver, Dimitri, Grant) // Garbage TV (Midnight Elevator, Twinks With Threatening Aura’s, Yassi Fi, JD, Ono Records, Kailyn Crabbe b2b Mintox, Yikes, Matt Perrett and Ben Taaffe) // El Ritmo DJs (Diger, Aoife, Safari, Alpha T) // Girl Twink // Heathcote Blue // Lauren and The Goodfights // Nectar // Netwerxx // New Nausea // Oceanique // Ribs // Sealed Section // Siena Rebello // Young Robin

Seasonal Bouquets with Floral Army

This workshop will teach you the basics of floral arranging, and you'll create a generous and unique seasonal bouquet.

  • Dates:Aug 6
  • Time(s):10'.00am - 1.00pm
  • Venue:Stackwood

Details

  • Other:Flowers & Gardens
  • Type:Workshops
  • Hosted By:Stackwood
  • Ticket Price:$189.00

Description

Alicia and Annita from Floral Army, much celebrated as the best florists in Fremantle, will deliver this beautiful and hands-on workshop. You'll enjoy their botanical knowledge and supply of locally-sourced, in-season flowers to create a beautiful arrangement as a statement piece for your dining or side table. This workshop will teach you the basics of floral arranging, and you'll create a generous and unique seasonal bouquet. You'll leave with the confidence to whip up your own creations in the future, whether it be from the garden or your local flower supplier. A great workshop to attend on your own or with a family member or friend. All tools, materials and afternoon tea are provided. Please note images are promotional and may not represent the blooms you'll be working with. The flowers on the day of your workshop will depend on the season and availability. # About Floral Army Nestled on George Street in East Fremantle, Floral Army is an award-winning boutique florist born from a mutual love of blooms and a great friendship, specialising in all areas of floristry. Celebrated as Fremantle’s best florist, their light-filled corner store is a haven of premium fresh flowers. Alicia and Annita blur the lines between art and nature with their beautiful bespoke floral arrangements. They tailor their floral designs with gentle precision, with premium locally sourced flowers to bring their clients visions to life.

Broome Chilli Festival 2022

Join us for a family friendly fun afternoon with market stalls, cooking competitions, kids activities and the only chilli eating comp in Broome!

  • Dates:Aug 7
  • Venue:Broome Lotteries House

Details

  • Type:Festivals
  • Hosted By:Broome Lotteries House Inc
  • Food & Drink:Food Festival

Description

Broome Lotteries House, the home of the Broome Chilli Festival, is your local not for profit community centre offering low rate office space and venue hire to the community. The operations of the facility are self funded and managed by a volunteer committee. A permanent base for 10 other not for profit organisations, the centre is a vibrant hub for community networking.

Broome International Airport Marathon

Run along the most picturesque beach in Australia, Cable Beach to Gantheaume Point with three distances to choose from.

  • Venue:Cable Beach
  • Dates:Aug 7

Details

  • Sports:Running

Description

Three events to choose from: - Broome International Airport Marathon (42.2km), or - Broome Half Marathon (21.1km), or - Matso's Dash (10.5km)

Classic Cars and Coffee

An easy-going display of vintage, classic and rare modern sports and luxury cars, in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

  • Dates:Aug 7
  • Time(s):9.00am to 11.00am
  • Venue:UWA Carpark 3 & 4

Details

  • Type:Free
  • Hosted By:Classic Cars and Coffee
  • Ticket Price:Free entry for spectators
  • Sports:Motorcar

Description

Our 2 hour event attracts a huge variety of cars and friendly owners in a completely relaxed atmosphere. We appreciate the passion of every car enthusiast and we welcome all as visitors. To display cars however, Classic Cars & Coffee is specific to a certain set of cars so please carefully read the ‘Conditions of Entry’ as we do not want to say no on the day to a fellow enthusiast.

Flamenco in the Underground

OLEEEE!! AIRE Flamenco return to share the magic and passion that is FLAMENCO!

  • Dates:Sundays Jul 24, Jul 31, Aug 07, Aug 14
  • Time(s):5:00pm
  • Venue:Lyrics Underground

Details

  • Music:World,Latin
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access
  • Hosted By:AIRE Flamenco
  • Ticket Price:$40 - $45

Description

AIRE Flamenco Spanish Flamenco Tablao is returning to Lyric’s Underground following shows at Fringe World earlier in the year and a winter season at Lyrics underground in 2021. Lyric’s Underground will showcase the richness and variety of flamenco art on Sundays in July & August. The shows will include a free dance lesson and the opportunity to learn and participate in the flamenco art form that UNESCO has declared is a Culture for Humanity. Aire Flamenco dancers join featured guitarist Justin Kutylowski and percussionists Steve Richter & Marcus Perrozzi for an afternoon of Spanish music and dance. Dancer's Valeria Gonzalez and Maree Laffan will perform a selection of dances that showcase flamenco styles and regions in Spain. Join us in July & August to share the magic and passion that is FLAMENCO!

West Coast Eagles 2022 Season

Don't miss the West Coast Eagles on the field for an epic season of footy in 2022.

  • Dates:Mar - Aug
  • Time(s):Multiple Games
  • Venue:Optus Stadium

Details

  • Event Venue:Optus Stadium
  • Sports:AFL

Description

## FULL SEASON Mar 20 West Coast Eagles Vs. Gold Coast Suns Mar 27 West Coast Eagles Vs. North Melbourne Apr 3 West Coast Eagles Vs. Fremantle Dockers Apr 9 West Coast Eagles Vs. Collingwood Apr 15 West Coast Eagles Vs. Sydney Swans Apr 23 West Coast Eagles Vs. Port Adelaide Apr 29 West Coast Eagles Vs. Richmond May 7 West Coast Eagles Vs. Brisbane Lions May 15 West Coast Eagles Vs Melbourne May 22 West Coast Eagles Vs GWS Giants May 28 West Coast Eagles Vs Western Bulldogs Jun 4 West Coast Eagles Vs Adelaide Crows BYE Jun 18 West Coast Eagles Vs Geelong Cats Jun 24 West Coast Eagles Vs Essendon Jul 3 West Coast Eagles Vs Richmond Jul 10 West Coast Eagles Vs Carlton Jul 17 West Coast Eagles Vs Hawthorn Jul 24 West Coast Eagles Vs St Kilda Jul 31 West Coast Eagles Vs Gold Coast Suns Aug 7 West Coast Eagles Vs Adelaide Crows Aug 13 West Coast Eagles Vs Fremantle Dockers Following TBC.

The New Land

The New Land, is the sequel to last year’s Closing Night film, The Emigrants, follows a Swedish farming family’s effort to put down roots in the United States, a beautiful but forbidding new world.

  • Dates:Aug 10
  • Time(s):6.30pm
  • Venue:Palace Raine Square

Details

  • Movies:Film festivals
  • Event Venue:Palace Cinemas Raine Square

Description

Based on Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg’s four-part series of novels about the mid-nineteenth-century wave of emigration from Sweden to the United States, Troell’s engrossing drama depicts with precise detail their story, a story which is also that of countless other people who sought better lives across the Atlantic. PALACE RAINE SQUARE Wednesday 10, August 6:30 PM

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott – Still Here

Denise Scott and Judith Lucy know what the whole country is wondering; how did they cope with a global pandemic and the endless lockdowns of the last two years?

  • Dates:Aug 11 - 12
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Well, it turns out they were in lockdown together dealing with the same big questions as everyone else: how many meals can I eat in one day? Do I have a drinking problem? Will I ever wear a bra again? Should I trim my goatee or go the full on beard? Join Jude and Scotty for what could loosely be called a play – think Waiting for Godot meets Flying High – that is not only full of shameless gags but sees them confronting their greatest fear. Intrigued? Don't be. Just buy a ticket.