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  • Two men in blue t-shirts and jeans. One is wearing big round glasses and the other has a tall cone hat which is blue with gold stars Potter wizardry casts  chaotic spell
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    Potter wizardry casts chaotic spell

    21 April 2022

    Potted Potter is a completely silly attempt to condense the Harry Potter series into a 70-minute show, and junior reviewer Bethany Stopher is totally on board the Hogwarts Express for the hilarious ride.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
  • A man in a white shirt sits cross-legged on a mostly empty stage holding a telescope. Near him is an orange backpack. The scene is designed to look like space with an array of stars behind him Barking Gecko shines with child-like wonder
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    Barking Gecko shines with child-like wonder

    20 April 2022

    Barking Gecko gets the balance just right in its latest production – a delightful daydream that brings out the child in us all, writes Claire Trolio.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • How Wilbur got his wonder back
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    How Wilbur got his wonder back

    12 April 2022

    Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s new show The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker impresses junior reviewer Jackson Davis with its special effects and positive message.

    Reading time • 4 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
  • Ludovico Di Ubaldo and Dayana Hardy Acuna in Melanie Lane’s Slow Haunt. Photo by Bradbury Photography A male dancer holds a female dancer -she is in a full split and he has one hand under her extended leg and the other under her shoulders STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding
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    STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding

    25 June 2021

    From flirtatious fun to creatures of the underworld, each of the three works in West Australian Ballet’s inaugural ‘STATE’ program won over the opening night audience, writes Nina Levy… and she has hopes for where these successes might lead.

    Reading time • 7 minutesDance
  • Four people dressed in white tones hold stringed instruments, in front of a stone wall A program for Perth
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    A program for Perth

    28 April 2021

    It’s been more than a year since the Australian String Quartet have performed in Perth and they are celebrating with three exciting concerts, including the world premiere of a work by Perth composer Lachlan Skipworth. Rosalind Appleby finds out more, including how to win free tickets!

    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
  • Dizzying skills on show
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    Dizzying skills on show

    2 March 2021

    He can’t tell you what happens because that would be giving the game away, but David Zampatti says The Last Great Hunt’s tech-driven multimedia show, Whistleblower, is unique and enthralling theatre.

    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Saved by a magical flying house
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    Saved by a magical flying house

    21 February 2021

    The team behind Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories casts another spell with HOUSE, a heartwarming tale of humour, hope and courage that enchants Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewer Saskia Haluszkiewicz.

    Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio