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  • Reading time • 8 minutesMulti-arts
  • 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
  • A man is on a brightly lit stage with a colourful set representing a campsite at night. At the centre of the stage is a man in an emu costume, a small tent and a puppet in the form of a quokka Fun and games in the outback
    Kids

    Fun and games in the outback

    29 September 2021

    Find out why our reviewers describe this Awesome Festival show as one of the funniest they’ve seen in a while.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • A young man sits cross-legged on a darkened stage. He is illuminated by a series of lights which surround him on the floor. He is smiling enigmatically as he raises his right hand Intimate view from the spectrum
    Reviews

    Intimate view from the spectrum

    29 September 2021

    Awesome Festival continues, with a beautifully constructed, personal perspective of life on the autism spectrum that leaves Lydia Edwards and junior reviewer Bethany Stopher with a rare feeling of connection to the protagonist.

    Reading time • 8 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
  • Chrome by Sarah Chaffey as part of IN HOUSE presented by Co3 Contemporary Dance_Photo by Simin Soyer(2) Sarah Chaffey holds herself aloft on a pole. Fertilising the dance ecosystem
    Reviews

    Fertilising the dance ecosystem

    3 September 2021

    It’s encouraging to see one of WA’s flagship dance companies taking steps to support independent choreographers, says Nina Levy.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • 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
    Reviews

    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
  • Humphrey Bower and Gibson Nolte in Savage Grace. Photo: Daniel Grant Humphrey Bower and Gibson Nolte sit opposite one another on office chairs, in the corner of a room that has a white floor and black walls. Between them sits a bunch of flowers on a coffee table. They are having what looks like an animated discussion. Bower wears a casual suit, Nolte wears a lab coat over jeans and Converse sneakers. A tender reckoning with right and wrong
    Reviews

    A tender reckoning with right and wrong

    13 August 2021

    While Savage Grace serves a vital role in transmitting queer elders’ stories to the next generation, Patrick Gunasekera says that this incisive work is a gift to audiences from all walks of life.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
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