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  • Amy Mathews and Alison van Reeken are rehearsing 'Toast'. They stand amidst a studio that is set up to look like a garage. Amy stands in the foreground and holds a piece of tupperware to her heart. Alison is in the background and holds some Tupperware loosely, looking somewhat belligerent. Toast retains its crunch
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    Toast retains its crunch

    9 May 2022

    Despite last minute cast changes, Liz Newell’s Toast continues to shine in its second season, writes Claire Trolio.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • Andrea Gibbs. Animal Farm. image credit Daniel J Grant A projection of a huge sign dominates the stage. It is a political style poster with the words
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    Fiery take makes Animal Farm great

    8 October 2021

    Ridiculous Twitter accounts, hyperbolic slogans, fake news… Black Swan’s take on Orwell’s classic satirical work is both relevant and powerful, and Claire Trolio is here for it.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • York_production still_17_HR. Shakira Clanton, Jacob Narkle. Image credit Philip Gostelow Haunting new play is a must-see
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    Haunting new play is a must-see

    23 July 2021

    Weaving together thrilling ghost stories and chilling accounts of WA’s brutal colonial past, Black Swan State Theatre Company’s York tells a tale we all need to hear, says Bruce Denny, in his debut review for Seesaw.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • Actor Alison van Reeken in Lesson in the Art of Butterfly Actor Alison van Reeken stands on the set of 'Art of Butterfly'. She holds a clipboard in her hands and wears a white doctor's coat. A stethoscope hangs around her neck. Braving the icy lens
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    Braving the icy lens

    29 July 2020

    It’s a tough transition from stage to screen concludes David Zampatti, in his review of the last two instalments of Black Swan State Theatre’s “Unsung Heroes”.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • Unmasking our unsung heroes
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    Unmasking our unsung heroes

    20 July 2020

    Sure, you can enjoy Black Swan State Theatre Company’s latest season from your couch but more importantly, Ara Jansen discovers a handful of local stories to remind us heroes don’t always wear tights.

    Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre

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Cleaver Street Studio

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