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  • Humphrey Bower as Prospero. Photo Daniel J Grant Prospero kneels at the front of the sand covered stage, his staff raised and his head upturned. In the background we can see other characters from the play. Terrific team tackles The Tempest
    Reviews

    Terrific team tackles The Tempest

    25 November 2021

    David Zampatti is no fan of The Tempest. Is Black Swan’s “by popular demand” production going to change his mind?

    Reading time • 6 minutes
  • The cast of 'The Tempest' in action. Centre is Mararo Wangai. Photo: Daniel J Grant. What to SEE: The Tempest
    What to SEE

    What to SEE: The Tempest

    3 November 2021

    Black Swan State Theatre Company is inviting audience members into the dream-like world of Shakespeare’s Tempest, promising an experience from which you won’t want to wake. Nina Levy spoke to director Matt Edgerton to find out more.

    Reading time • 10 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
    Reviews

    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
  • 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
    Q&A

    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
  • Actor Luke Hewitt in Every Brilliant Thing image credit Marg Bertling A man stands in the centre of a yellow circular stage, one arm raised as though he is declaring something. Around the stage audience members watch on. Bearing repetition brilliantly
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    Bearing repetition brilliantly

    27 August 2021

    Enjoying a new production of a show just as much as you did the original is a Brilliant Thing, writes David Zampatti.

    Reading time • 6 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
    Q&A

    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
  • 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
  • Promotional image for Your Arts Playground. The words
    Podcasts

    Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

    30 June 2021

    Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
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