Reviews

Lucy Peach

In praise of Peach

Fringe World review: Lucy Peach: My Greatest Period Ever - 13 February; How to Period Like a Unicorn - 22 February · De Parel Spiegeltent ...
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Adam Rennie in Rocky Horror Show

From cult classic to crowd pleaser

Review: Rocky Horror Show · Crown Theatre, 21 February · Review by Xan Ashbury · As cultural artefacts go, the ...
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Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden

Garden of satirical delights

Fringe World review: Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden, created and performed by Anna Thomson, directed by Sarah Ward · The Studio at the Blue ...
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Kimsooja Zone of Nowhere

Flags for a new world order

Perth Festival review: Kimsooja's "Zone of Nowhere" · Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) · Review: Belinda Hermawan · When ...
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Nassim

Oh! What a journey

Perth Festival review: Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour · Studio Underground, 20 February · Review: Xan Ashbury · "Nassim means breeze - ...
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Lisa Reihana Emissaries

A rich and tender alternative

Perth Festival review: "Emissaries" by Lisa Reihana · John Curtin Gallery · Review by Miranda Johnson · Lisa Reihana’s "Emissaries" ...
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Jordi Savall

Foot stomping and whistles!

Perth Festival review: Jordi Savall · Perth Concert Hall, 17 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow · Why do we like ...
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A Farewell to Paper

Of typewriters and telegrams

Perth Festival review: A Farewell to Paper · Heath Ledger Theatre, 17 February · Review by Nina Levy · In ...
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Fleabag

Hard to keep laughing

Fringe World review: Fleabag, a DryWrite and Soho Theatre production · Blue Room Theatre, 15 February · Review by Xan ...
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To a simple rock n rol... song

Almost super-human

Perth Festival review: to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll… song by Michael Clark Company · His Majesty’s Theatre, 14 February ...
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Micromove

Lucky dip of dance treats

Fringe World review: "MicroMove" curated by Shona Erskine & Harriet Roberts · The Blue Room Theatre, 13 February · Review ...
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GOTO Hell

Hell nods to Beckett

Fringe World review: GOTO Hell by Cody Fullbrook · The Hellenic Community Centre, 9 February · Review by Tiffany Ha · ...
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untitled gathering basket

String theory

Fringe World review: Annette Nykiel's "Meeting Place" · Spectrum Project Space · Review by Belinda Hermawan · A product of Annette Nykiel's three-week ...
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Milnjyia

Celestial grace

Perth Festival Review: "Milky Way - Ballet at the Quarry" by West Australian Ballet · The Quarry Amphitheatre, 10 February · Review ...
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beyond time

Mesmerising marvel

Perth Festival review: Beyond Time by U-Theatre · His Majesty’s Theatre, February 11 · Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht · A ...
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Barber Shop Chronicles

A balm for the soul

Perth Festival review: Barber Shop Chronicles, by Inua Ellams · Octagon Theatre, 9 February · Review: Xan Ashbury · Often ...
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Compagnie XY Il n'est pas encore minuit

Hoopla! Hoopla!

Perth Festival review: Il n'est pas encore minuit by Compagnie XY· Regal Theatre, 9 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow ...
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Attractor

Incredible art-making

Perth Festival review: Attractor by Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin, Dancenorth and  Senyawa · State Theatre Centre, 8 February · Review by ...
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Josephine

For kids only!

Fringe World review: Josephine by Second Chance Theatre · The Blue Room Theatre, 7 February · Review by Cass Runyon & ...
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Less Light

Darkness proves immersing

Fringe World review: Less Light by Lazy Yarns · The Round - State Theatre Centre, February 7 · Review by ...
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Fisticuffs

Bemusing but beguiling

Fringe World review: Fisticuffs by Sven Hopla · Cirquest, 8 February · Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht · A rope hanging ...
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A middle-aged view of adolescence

A middle-aged view of adolescence

Fringe World review: Seventeen by Turquoise Theatre · The Blue Room Theatre, 7 February · Review by Nina Levy · ...
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Joan

Superstar Joan is not to be missed

Fringe World review: Joan by Lucy J Skilbeck · State Theatre Centre Round, 7 February · Review by David Zampatti · The idea ...
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19 weeks

Solo show submerges audience in emotion

Fringe World review: 19 Weeks by Emily Steel · COMO Pool at COMO The Treasury as part of Blue Room Summer ...
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Reuben Kaye Club Swizzle

Smokin’ hot

Fringe World review: Club Swizzle · The Ice Cream Factory, 4 February · Review by Nina Levy · While a ...
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Djuki Mala

An exuberant return

Fringe World review: Djuki Mala The West Australian Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden, 31 January Review by Jenny Scott The ...
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Night sweats

One for the insomniacs

Fringe World review: Night Sweats by Static Drive Co · The Blue Room Theatre, 3 February · Review: Claire Trolio · ...
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yourseven image

Life as polaroid

Fringe World review: yourseven by James Berlyn · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 3 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow · There’s ...
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syncope

An elegant machine

Fringe World review: Syncope by Kinetica · St Georges Cathedral, 30 January · Review by Jenny Scott · Syncope is an ...
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Seeking basic needs

Theatre on foot

Fringe World review: Seeking basic needs and other tales of excess by Renée Newman · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 1 ...
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the honeymoon suite

A trip into retro-wonderland

Fringe World review: The Honeymoon Suite by Bernadette Lewis · Paper Mountain gallery, 1 February · Review by Nina Levy · Entering the Paper ...
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Jemima Foxtrot in Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

Extraordinary Foxtrot spins cathartic tale

Fringe World review: Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea, Unholy Mess Blue Room Theatre, 30 January Review by Xan Ashbury Occasionally, you ...
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the way the city ate the stars

Stories that pack a punch

Fringe World review: Wil Greenway: the way the city ate the stars · The Blue Room Theatre, 28 January · Review by ...
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Gravity and other myths

Simply joyful

Review: A Simple Space by Gravity and Other Myths · The West Australian Spiegeltent, The Pleasure Garden, 28 January · ...
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Cull

Skewering social media

Fringe World review: The Very Good Looking Initiative's Cull  · Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, 28 January · Review by Jenny ...
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Shania choir

Shania Choir will set your Fringe on fire

Fringe World review: Shania Choir: A Shania Twain Retrospective · Circus Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 29 January · Review: Tiffany ...
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slap and tickle

Saucy and jaunty

Fringe World review: Slap and Tickle by The Kabuki Drop and WAYJO · Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, ...
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Human Service a new satirical opera

A Scrambled Serving

Fringe World review: Human Services by Queen's Hall Music · 28 January, 2018 Perth Town Hall · Review by Tiffany Ha · ...
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Pared down & Picasso-esque

Pared down & Picasso-esque

Review: The Twits - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ◆ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 6 December ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ...
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Christmas spirit?

Christmas spirit?

Review: Christmas with The Idea of North & WASO • Friday, 8 December, Perth Concert Hall • Review by Tiffany ...
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Oh those Russians

Oh those Russians

Review: WASO Masters Series - Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 and Shostakovich's Symphony No.10 • Perth Concert Hall, 25 November • ...
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Fierce diva shines

Fierce diva shines

Review: Masterclass - Perth Theatre Trust ◆ Subiaco Arts Centre, 22 November ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ◆ I have ...
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Brutality as theatre

Brutality as theatre

Review: Let The Right One In - Black Swan Theatre ◆ Heath Ledger Theatre, 15 November ◆ Review by Xan ...
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Cruelty over love

Cruelty over love

Review: Valentine by Kynan Hughes ◆ The Blue Room Theatre, 16 November ◆ Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht ◆ When does ...
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Quirky robot action!

Quirky robot action!

Review: My Robot by Barking Gecko Theatre ◆ Studio Underground, 10 November ◆ Reviewed by Ellen-Hope Thomson ◆ Entering the theatre ...
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Memory as dance

Memory as dance

Review: im spiegel by LINK dance ◆ The Edith, Perth, 9 November ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ◆ It was one ...
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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Review: The Beauty Index by Annette Carmichael ◆ Brave New Works #24, Denmark, WA, 3 November ◆ Review by Amy Wiseman ◆ ...
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Close encounters of the remote kind

Close encounters of the remote kind

Review: Visitants: Close encounters with remote Western Australia ◆ FORM Gallery, Perth ◆ Review by Belinda Hermawan ◆ For those ...
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Falling for Washington... again

Falling for Washington… again

Review: Megan Washington with West Australian Symphony Orchestra ◆ Perth Concert Hall, 27 October ◆ Review: Talisha Goh ◆ It ...
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A whirlwind tour of ideas

A whirlwind tour of ideas

Review: Strut Dance: “Short Cuts”, Program A and B Studio 3, King St Arts Centre, 27 September (B) & 28 ...
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Tragedy is a triumph

Tragedy is a triumph

Opera: West Australian Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor ◆ His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia, 26 October ◆ Review: Leon Levy ◆ ...
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Sleeping beasts and spectacular contraptions

Sleeping beasts and spectacular contraptions

Review: Speak Percussion presents Fluorophone ◆ Tura New Music Totally Huge New Music Festival, 25 October ◆ Review by Tiffany ...
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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

Review: Aeon, Lz Dunn and collaborators◆ Presented by PICA and Tura New Music as part of the 13th Totally Huge ...
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Stranger than fiction

Stranger than fiction

Review: I Am My Own Wife, Black Swan State Theatre Company ◆ Studio Underground, 18 October ◆ Review by Varnya ...
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Local musical is world-class

Local musical is world-class

Review: Once We Lived Here, Western Sky Theatre ◆ The Blue Room Theatre, 19 October ◆ Review by Xan Ashbury ...
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Bali serves up whip-smart treat

Bali serves up whip-smart treat

Review: Bali, The Last Great Hunt ◆ Subiaco Arts Centre, 19 October ◆ Review by Nina Levy ◆ Living in ...
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Beauty and the bathroom

Beauty and the bathroom

Review: Within Touching Distance, Mardi Crocker ◆ Spectrum Project Space ◆ Review by Jenny Scott ◆ The fine details of ...
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Un-Ravel-ing the musical threads

Un-Ravel-ing the musical threads

Review: 'French Connections' – WASO with cellist Li-Wei Qin and conductor Douglas Boyd ◆ Perth Concert Hall, 14 October ◆ ...
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Every cat has its day

Every cat has its day

Review: The Life and Times of Scarface Claw ◆ Awesome Festival, State Library of WA ◆ Review by Phoebe Mulcahy ...
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A step back in time

A step back in time

Review: The Secret Project: Dispatch ◆ Wireless Hill, 7 October ◆ Reviewed by Nina Levy ◆ It’s dusk on an unseasonably ...
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Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

Review: Polar Bears Go Up ◆ Awesome Festival, Heath Ledger Theatre, 5 October ◆ Reviewed by Nina Levy ◆ Polar ...
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Exciting, acrobatic and muddy!

Exciting, acrobatic and muddy!

Review: Kaleidescope and Mud Island ◆ Awesome Festival, 4 October ◆ Review by Veronica Bromilow ◆ Reviews by Veronica Bromilow, ...
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Rethinking the landscape

Rethinking the landscape

Review: Looking Glass, Gregory Pryor ◆ Art Gallery of WA ◆ Review by Phoebe Mulcahy ◆ Hear "landscape" with reference to the ...
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922/1000

922/1000

Review: The Spaceman Cometh ◆ Awesome Festival, 30 September ◆ Review by Sir Cassidy Runyon and Varnya Bromilow ◆ Review ...
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Best when it's one-on-one

Best when it’s one-on-one

Review: Proximity Festival, Programs A and B ◆ Cathedral Square precinct, 27 September ◆ Review by Nina Levy ◆ One ...
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Evocative, freaky wonderment

Evocative, freaky wonderment

Rules of Summer, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ◆ Dolphin Theatre, 22 September ◆ Review by Varnya Bromilow ◆ Truth be ...
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Powerful & visceral

Powerful & visceral

Hypatia, Open Lid Ensemble · The Blue Room Theatre, 20 September · Review by Xan Ashbury · Hypatia is inspired and inspiring ...
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Reality cheque

Reality cheque

Review: Taylor Reudavey’s "I Know How Hard It Can Get" Moana Project Space, 9 September Review by Belinda Hermawan Taylor ...
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A feast for the eyes, ears and brain

A feast for the eyes, ears and brain

Review: Laika: A Staged Radio Play, Second Chance Theatre • The Blue Room Theatre, 13 September • Review by Xan ...
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The flash before the crash

The flash before the crash

Review: The Great Gatsby: West Australian Ballet - His Majesty's Theatre, 14 September - Review by Varnya Bromilow - Bringing ...
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Designed to delight

Designed to delight

Review: ‘Wagner’s World”, Asher Fisch presenting and conducting West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth Concert Hall, 9 September - Review ...
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Something good, something really good

Something good, something really good

Review: The Zone: Co3 - State Theatre Centre, 7 September - Review by Varnya Bromilow - When you see something ...
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Remaking the old into new

Remaking the old into new

Review: Jen Cloher - Mojo's Bar, 3 September - Review by Kevin Runions - Jen Cloher's songs speak of real ...
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Science made poetic and personable

Science made poetic and personable

Review: 'Energies: Haines & Hinterding' · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 1 September · Review by Jenny Scott · The intangible energies ...
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A collection of songs at the Cathedral

A collection of songs at the Cathedral

Review: Concerts at One: Classical voice students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - St George’s Cathedral, 6 ...
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Sparking dialogue

Sparking dialogue

Review: "Silence", Kyle Hughes-Odgers - Turner Galleries, opening night 1 September - Review by Belinda Hermawan - In contrast with ...
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A musical masterclass

A musical masterclass

Review: "Inspiring Wagner", West Australian Symphony Orchestra, presented and conducted by Asher Fisch - Perth Concert Hall, 6 September - ...
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An uplifting lunch break

An uplifting lunch break

Review: Concerts at One: Prendiville Catholic College - St George’s Cathedral, 30 August 2017 - Review by Leon Levy - ...
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Vantage point

Vantage point

Review: The Perth Centre for Photography’s Iris Award 2017 - Review by: Belinda Hermawan - This year’s finalists for the ...
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Human versus fate: Mozart & Mahler

Human versus fate: Mozart & Mahler

Review: Asher Fisch conducts Mozart and Mahler, West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth Concert Hall, 25 August - Review by ...
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Wit of the acerbic kind: Switzerland

Wit of the acerbic kind: Switzerland

Review: Black Swan Theatre Company- State Theatre Centre, 24 September - Review by Varnya Bromilow- As a play, Switzerland is very ...
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Scratching Under the Surface: Richard Bell

Scratching Under the Surface: Richard Bell

Review: Scratch an Aussie, Richard Bell - Art Gallery of Western Australia, 22 August - Review by Belinda Hermawan - In ...
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Strange & stunning: Arteries by Ancestry

Strange & stunning: Arteries by Ancestry

Review: Arteries by Ancestry, FUGUE - The Blue Room Theatre, 22 August - Reviewed by Jenny Scott - Arteries by Ancestry ...
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Transmission Interrupted - Alex Hobba: A Conversation

Transmission Interrupted – Alex Hobba: A Conversation

Review: "A Conversation", Alex Hobba -  Moana Project Space -  Review by Phoebe Mulcahy -  As much as we may ...
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A tense and captivating ride

A tense and captivating ride

Review: An Almost Perfect Thing, Gabrielle Metcalf - The Blue Room Theatre, 15 August - Reviewed by Claire Trolio - Three ...
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Real hope

Real hope

Review: Sista Girl - Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia - Subiaco Theatre Centre - ...
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Confronting privilege & prejudice: Bell Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'

Confronting privilege & prejudice: Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’

Review: The Merchant of Venice - Bell Shakespeare - State Theatre Centre of WA - 9 August - Reviewed by ...
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Implanted clouds: Builded Remnants

Implanted clouds: Builded Remnants

Review: Builded Remnants - Berndnaut Smilde - The Goods Shed - Reviewed by Phoebe Mulcahy It is a testament to ...
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1984: the message amidst the medium

1984: the message amidst the medium

Review: 1984, Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almeida Theatre - His Majesty’s Theatre, 4 August - Reviewed by Varnya Bromilow I remember the ...
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A delicate and poignant gem: Coma Land

A delicate and poignant gem: Coma Land

Review: Coma Land - Black Swan State Theatre Company & Performing Lines WA - Studio Underground, State Theatre of Western ...
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Something in nothing: Immaterial

Something in nothing: Immaterial

by Gemma Ben-Ary and Mandy Harwood - Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley - Reviewed by Belinda Hermawan ...
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Theatrical gold

Theatrical gold

Review: The Merry Widow - West Australian Opera - His Majesty's Theatre - 15 July - Reviewed by Leon Levy ...
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Montages: More than just a supercut

Montages: More than just a supercut

Review: Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015 - Artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg - Wanneroo Gallery - Reviewed by ...
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Saltbush

Choreographed by light

Review: Saltbush Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA 12 July 2017 Reviewed by Nina ...
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The Arrival

A strange and beautiful ride

Review: The Arrival - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre - The Dolphin Theatre, University of Western Australia - 5 July - ...
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A powerful punch: Good Little Soldier

A powerful punch: Good Little Soldier

Review: Good Little Soldier Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and The Farm Subiaco Theatre Centre 9 July Reviewed by Nina Levy ...
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A most rewarding puzzle

A most rewarding puzzle

Review: Rubik, Elizabeth Tan - Published by Brio Books - Reviewed by Belinda Hermawan - Despite being an unorthodox story-telling ...
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Dark, disturbing depiction of dysfunction

Dark, disturbing depiction of dysfunction

Review: The Eisteddfod, Black Swan State Theatre Company - Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA - 28 June 2017 ...
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Young musicians impress

Young musicians impress

Review: Concerts at One: John XXIII College -  St George’s Cathedral -  21 June 2017 -  Review: Leon Levy Lunchtime ...
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