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  • 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
  • An image from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company's performance of Panawathi Girl, pictured is multiple actors posed at the ending of a scene. Panawathi girl emerges from turbulent time
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    Panawathi girl emerges from turbulent time

    11 February 2022

    Perth Festival’s Panawathi Girl is a polished production that uses music to tell an important story and ignite the heart, writes Barbara Hostalek

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • 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
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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 group of musicians and singers gather around a table dressed in country attire Broadway classic gets a sequined underbelly
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    Broadway classic gets a sequined underbelly

    3 December 2020

    A fresh take on Oklahoma! sparkles with fun but doesn’t shy away from the uncomfortable issues. Rosalind Appleby reviews Black Swan State Theatre Company’s new production.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

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