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WA has a vibrant theatre scene if know where to look. Black Swan, the WA State Theatre company, continues to produce outstanding local shows, while WAAPA performances provide the opportunity to experience the next Hugh Jackman in the making. Burswood’s Crown Theatre and the WA State Theatre host musicals and shows from Broadway, the West End, and increasingly, from Asia, but Perth Festival and FRINGE WORLD Festival are the real highlights, bringing 700+ acts from around the world to the Perth stage each summer.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

A loving homage to the smash hit BBC TV series, this is the world’s longest-running & most successful Fawlty Towers tribute.

  • Dates:Aug 14
  • Time(s):6.30pm
  • Venue:Stirling Arms Hotel

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Other
  • Ticket Price:$119.00 pp + bf

Description

This unforgettable immersive show sees audiences become paying guests at the Faulty Towers hotel. Expect 2 hours of comedy, improv, audience participation, & an original theatrical script to create a night perfect for anyone ready to laugh! Tickets include show, 3 course meal & alcoholic beverage package.

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 11 - 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 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.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers-South Hedland

British theatre company Get Lost & Found partnered with Interactive Theatre International (ITI) are proud to present the Australian Premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers.

  • Dates:Aug 19
  • Time(s):6:30pm
  • Venue:Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema

Details

  • Type:Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy
  • Hosted By:Interactive Theatre International
  • Ticket Price:$10-$20

Description

All around the world, Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a Secret Organisation known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help… Especially made for ages six and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play, The production is fully commissioned and endorsed by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, and that it is the only interactive show under licence worldwide. This delightfully engaging show is set to warm the hearts of parents and children through its nostalgically magical atmosphere.

Fairy Queen

In an exciting collaboration with the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music and the Albany Entertainment Centre, Breaksea presents a new, fully staged production of Fairy Queen.

  • Dates:Aug 20
  • Time(s):3pm, 7.30pm
  • Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Event Venue:Albany Entertainment Centre
  • Music:Opera
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre,Musicals,Puppetry
  • Hosted By:Breaksea & UWA Music
  • Ticket Price:$5-$40

Description

In an exciting collaboration with the University of Western Australia's Conservatorium of Music and the Albany Entertainment Centre, Breaksea presents a new, fully staged production ofFairy Queen - a stunning reinvention of William Shakespeare`s play A Midsummer Night`s Dream and Henry Purcell`s baroque operaFairy Queen directed by Matt Ward and choreographed by Scott Elstermann. Part opera, part play and part contemporary dance,Fairy Queen features a massed cast of actors, About Face Youth Choir, children`s choirs and Breaksea youth mentorship participants. The University of Western Australia's Conservatorium of Music Chamber Orchestra will be led by Shaun Lee Chen and the principal cast led by world renowned sopranos Sara Macliver and Pia Adriana Harris. Local actors include Jarrad Inman, Rachael Colmer, Carmen Fasolo, Thomas Croucher & Imogen Taylor. Fairy Queen is the final performance of the "Shadows - A Youth Mentorship Program", supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music & Albany Entertainment Centre.

The Ladykillers

A stage adaptation written by the man responsible for The IT Crowd, Black Books and Father Ted is coming to Harbour Theatre.

  • Dates:Aug 26, 27, 28, 31, Sept 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11
  • Time(s):7.30pm August 26, 27, 31, September 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 & 11; 2pm August 28, September 4 & 11
  • Venue:Harbour Theatre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access available; Companion Card accepted
  • Hosted By:Harbour Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$20.50-$25.50

Description

The Ladykillers, a 1955 black comedy film starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, was re-worked by sitcom writer Graham Linehan for the stage in 2011. Five inept, would-be bank robbers set up camp in a little old lady’s home to plan their next big heist and pose as a musical group to put her off the scent. When she learns the truth, chaos ensues as the criminals try to bump her off through various means – but the lady has more than a few tricks up her sleeve...

Telephone

What happens when you’re on hold?

  • Dates:Aug 30-31, Sep 1-3, Sep 6-10
  • Time(s):7pm, 80 minute show
  • Venue:PICA — Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Event Venue:PICA — Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access
  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Ticket Price:$25-$35

Description

A tax auditor has an unusual proposition. The kids are hacking the spirit world. A man leaves a voicemail. A neighbour calls 000. Over hundreds of phone calls, The Last Great Hunt takes you on a journey into communication. From prank calls to telemarketing, bugging and bad connections, Telephone intercepts conversations and weaves them together into a kaleidoscope of love, loneliness and the infinite. Continuing PICA and The Last Great Hunt’s partnership that has resulted in hits such as NEW OWNER (2016), THE IRRESISTIBLE (2017) and LÉ NØR [the rain] (2019), Telephone is a rollercoaster of a show that takes analogue technology, lo-fi light refraction and 90’s trance music to create an intimate and stunning piece of the theatre.

Telephone The Last Great Hunt

Come and explore connection and disconnection across an iconic moment in the history of humankind at the dawn of a new millennium.

  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Dates:Aug 31 - Sep 10
  • Time(s):10am-5pm (Tue - Sun)

Details

  • Event Venue:PICA — Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Ticket Price:On Sale Soon

Description

Continuing PICA and The Last Great Hunt’s partnership that has resulted in hits such as NEW OWNER (2016), THE IRRESISTIBLE (2017) and LÉ NØR [the rain] (2019), Telephone is a roller coaster ride through New Year’s Eve 1999. It’s Y2K, the biggest party of the year and the end of the millennium. A radio host on the verge of a breakdown counts us down to midnight; teenagers try to sneak out to a party; a survivalist is prepping for 12:01 and the impending collapse of society, government takeover and martial law. Integrating analogue technologies, lo-fi light refraction and 90’s trance music, Telephone explores connection and disconnection across an iconic moment in the history of humankind at the dawn of a new millennium.

Generator 2022

Join WAAPA's 2nd Year Performance Making students' spectacular show from drama to politics.

  • Dates:Sep 1 - 3
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:The Edith

Details

  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$13- $20
  • Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Description

See what's cooking in the next generation of performance makers at WAAPA in this evening of new works from the creative minds of our 2nd Year Performance Making students. There will be drama, politics and heart in this program of courageous and original devised performance. Devised and performed by: 2nd Year Performance Making students

Tilt

Be a witness of the growth of some of Australia's finest emerging artists from WAAPA.

  • Dates:Sep 7 -10, 14, 15 - 17
  • Time(s):7.00pm, Fri & Sat matinees 2.00pm
  • Venue:The Blue Room Theatre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - $30
  • Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Description

Get ready to be inspired, provoked and entertained as WAAPA's graduating performance makers hit the Blue Room Theatre stage at full tilt, showcasing their creative talents over two weeks in September. This is theatre at its most eclectic, with powerful performances and inventive stagecraft underpinning highly original works that explore the very edges of theatre making. Devised and performed by: 3rd Year Performance Making students *Contains: Adult themes.

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

3rd Year Acting students performing Fires in the Mirror under direction of Charles Allen.

  • Dates:Sep 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 & 14
  • Time(s):7.30pm, Sat Sep 10, 2.00pm
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre

Details

  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$30 - $37
  • Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Description

There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. Crown Heights, Brooklyn in the summer of 1991 is a community of roiling racial tensions. When a young Jewish driver accidentally kills a black child, riots erupt. As violence explodes on the streets, a 29-year-old Orthodox Jewish scholar from Australia is fatally stabbed by a gang of black youths. Fires in the Mirror, created from interviews with over 50 members of the Jewish and black communities, translates their voices verbatim into a Drama Desk award-winning play that revolutionised the genre of documentary theatre. Written by: Anna Deavere Smith Directed by: Charles Allen Performed by: 3rd Year Acting students “Fires in the Mirror is quite simply, the most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.” – The New York Times Contains: Adult themes and coarse language; ages 16+

Orestes 2.0

2nd Year Acting students of WAAPA are taking us to the Greek tragedy of Euripides' contemporary version.

  • Dates:Sep 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 & 14
  • Time(s):7.30pm, Sat Sep 10, 2.00pm
  • Venue:Enright Studio

Details

  • Event Venue:Enright Studio
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23- $30
  • Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Description

Modern echoes of an Ancient Greek war without end. Playwright Charles Mee’s 1991 edgy remake of Euripides’ Greek tragedy is reset in a modern world in which history keeps repeating itself. This fever-dream of a play weaves snippets from contemporary texts into the story of Orestes and Electra, who murdered their mother to avenge her murder of their father. Written by: Charles L. Mee Based on the play by: Euripides Directed by: Matt Edgerton Performed by: 2nd Year Acting students Contains: Adult themes, violence and sexual references; ages 16+

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers-Esperance

British theatre company Get Lost & Found partnered with Interactive Theatre International (ITI) are proud to present the Australian Premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers.

  • Dates:9th September
  • Time(s):1:30pm & 5:00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Type:Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy
  • Hosted By:Interactive Theatre International
  • Ticket Price:$14.50-$54

Description

All around the world, Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a Secret Organisation known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help… Especially made for ages six and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play, The production is fully commissioned and endorsed by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, and that it is the only interactive show under licence worldwide. This delightfully engaging show is set to warm the hearts of parents and children through its nostalgically magical atmosphere.

The Pajama Game

George Abbott and Richard Bissell's book The Pajama Game is adapting to the stage by WAAPA 3rd Year Music Theatre and Music students.

  • Dates:Sep 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 & 15
  • Time(s):7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.00pm
  • Venue:Roundhouse Theatre

Details

  • Event Venue:Roundhouse Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$43 - $50
  • Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Description

This toe-tapping, comedic love story is set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where conditions are anything but peaceful. There’s trouble between superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee, over a workers’ strike. But is that love brewing too? The Pajama Game is packed with golden musical gems, including Hey There, Hernando’s Hideaway and the sizzling Steam Heat. Book by: George Abbott and Richard Bissell Music and Lyrics by: Jerry Ross and Richard Adler Director and Choreographer: Cameron Mitchell Music Director: Craig Dalton Performed by: 3rd Year Music Theatre and Music students “It is a bright, brassy and jubilantly sassy show.” – New York Herald Tribune

Art (a play by Yazmina Reza)

Three friends argue about a white painting! Serge has bought a white painting, much to the chagrin of his friend Marc. Their friend Ivan tries to keep them from arguing but he only makes things worse!

  • Dates:Sep 29 - Oct 2
  • Time(s):7:30pm (October 2 matinee at 2pm)
  • Venue:The Holmes a` Court Gallery @ no. 10

Details

  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Company O
  • Ticket Price:$30

Description

Moorla-Na Bulla Woola Boolangul

Moorla-Na Bulla Woola Boolangul by Theona Councillor and family is a lyrical, cathartic and community focused work about healing from great grievances of history.

  • Dates:Oct 21-29
  • Venue:Bootenal Springs, Gerladton

Details

  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Description

Exploring the impact of the 1854 massacre of the Naagula people at Pelican Springs/Boolangul (colonially known as Bootenal Springs). As an outdoors, community developed work it is of a large scale and incorporates music, traditional dance and text – all in rhyming prose. This show is about engaging with and empowering the Yamatji community to tell their stories and explore ways that everyone in the City of Greater Geraldton can heal as a community. It is a beautiful, lyrical, cultural work written by award winning Musician, Naaguja/ Wardandi/ Bubbulman woman Theona Councillor in cooperation with her cousins and elders.