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  • Animal Farm greenscreen rehearsal-2061.  Actor Megan Wilding image credit Daniel J Grant A woman sits at a desk, wearing a hat that looks like a rooster's comb and a feather bower over street clothes. She holds a mobile phone to her face as though taking a selfie. On the desk we can see a bottle of water, a small toy pig, a bottle of hand sanitiser, and what looks like a script. What to SEE: Animal Farm
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    What to SEE: Animal Farm

    21 September 2021

    It’s Orwell, but not as you know it. That’s what Black Swan State Theatre Company is promising audiences in Van Badham’s take on his seminal novella Animal Farm. Cast member Andrea Gibbs tells Nina Levy all about it.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
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  • Photo: Marnie Richardson A woman lies in a field of clover. Only her head and shoulders are in shot. Her crimson jumper is stark against the bright green leaves. What to SEE: Watch and Act
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    What to SEE: Watch and Act

    7 September 2021

    How do we cope with the impending climate catastrophe? Do we need a new kind of emergency warning system… or Nigella Lawson? Local theatre maker Katie McAllister explores the answers in her new play Watch and Act.

    Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre
  • five members of a band stand unsmiling in a field wearing coats and scarves What to SEE: Love in Bright Landscapes
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    What to SEE: Love in Bright Landscapes

    3 September 2021

    The movie about local icon David McComb (The Triffids) opens this month at Luna Cinemas. Director Jonathan Alley talks with Seesaw about a doco 13 years in the making.

    Reading time • 10 minutesFilm
  • A poster with the words Strings Attached and pictures of two guitars Guitar festival returns to Margaret River
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    Guitar festival returns to Margaret River

    18 August 2021

    A festival for guitar lovers combines music, craftmanship and mentoring in one of the south-west’s most popular towns. Festival director Dan White chats with Rosalind Appleby about the magical combination.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
  • 2021.08.15 - Image of Gala Shevtsov - Photo by Hannah Evelyn A head and shoulders shot of a woman with her back to the camera looks to her left, proffering a string of pearls. Her shoulders are bare but for two thin black straps and she wears a tiara. A feminist take on Shakespeare
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    A feminist take on Shakespeare

    17 August 2021

    Local theatre collective Blank Space Productions is giving Shakespeare a feminist makeover at the Blue Room Theatre this month. Nina Levy caught up with Blank Space’s founder and creative director, Bridget Le May, to find out more.

    Reading time • 8 minutesTheatre
  • 'Every Beautiful Thing' with Luke Hewitt, Black Swan State Theatre Company. Photo: Philip Gostelow Luke Hewitt, a middle-aged man wearing a collared shirt, holds a half-eaten chocolate ice cream. He looks very happy! The bright side of life
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    The bright side of life

    4 August 2021

    Ice cream, skinny dipping, laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose… Every Brilliant Thing is a play about all the things that are worth living for. Ahead of the show’s Perth season, Nina Levy spoke to performer Luke Hewitt (with a cameo from director Adam Mitchell) to find out more.

    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • A person wearing sequined silver dress and black ruffled coat stands behind a microphone A final bow for living legend
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    A final bow for living legend

    17 June 2021

    Cabaret icon Carlotta will give her farewell performance at the Perth International Cabaret Festival, after six decades on the stage. She chats with Rosalind Appleby about a life spent following her heart.

    Reading time • 5 minutesCabaret
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