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The lowdown on Perth Festival, 2.0

15 February 2021

Just hours before the opening night of the 2021 Perth Festival, Artistic Director Iain Grandage made time to chat with Seesaw arts writer and critic David Zampatti and Curtin Radio’s Jenny Seaton about what’s been going on behind the scenes, and what’s about to happen on stage (plus some insider tips).

Perth’s recent five-day lockdown saw Perth Festival postponed by eleven days, during which time the Festival team had the mammoth task of first re-organising the program to fit in the new timeline, then reallocating all the tickets and finally communicating the new arrangements to around 70,000 ticket-holders.

It’s impressive, then, that the artistic director of Perth Festival, Iain Grandage had time to phone into Curtin Radio’s Afternoon Show to chat to presenter Jenny Seaton and Seesaw arts writer and critic David Zampatti about the 2021 Perth Festival, version 2.0.

Many thanks to Curtin Radio for sharing this audio with Seesaw.

This audio recording is provided courtesy of Curtin Radio’s Afternoon Show with Jenny Seaton.

Perth Festival runs Monday 15 February to Sunday 14 March 2021.

Pictured top is Iain Grandage. Photo: Jessica Wyld

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David Zampatti

David Zampatti has been a student politician, a band manager, the Freo Dockers’ events guy, a bar owner in California, The West Australian’s theatre critic and lots of other crazy stuff. He goes to every show he’s reviewing with the confident expectation it will be the best thing he’s ever seen.

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