• A man holds a steering wheel and three other cast members sit in the other seats of an imaginary car An irresistible musical milestone

    An irresistible musical milestone

    7 May 2021

    The Summer of our Lives is immensely entertaining and an important milestone in the trajectory of two of WA’s finest theatre artists, says David Zampatti.

    Reading time • 8 minutesMusical Theatre
  • Playthings 2021 Courtney Henri and Daniel Buckle image credit Daniel J Grant.042 Courtney Henri, as Lucy, raises a fist, almost joyfully, while Daniel Buckle, as Arnold, cowers next to her, an expression of horror on his face. Pilot partnership packs a punch

    Pilot partnership packs a punch

    5 May 2021

    A trial collaboration between Black Swan and the Blue Room yields punchy, emotionally driven theatre, reports Claire Trolio.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • Bruce Denny. Photo: Duncan Wright Bruce Denny stands in a shaft of light, one hand raised as though trying to block the glare. In the background is a corrugated fence. A rich and hearty recipe for success

    A rich and hearty recipe for success

    30 April 2021

    Telling a cracking good story, the debut season of Zac James’s Kangaroo Stew has all the right ingredients, says Michelle White.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
  • Photo: David Cox St John Cowcher performing in the 2019 season of Playthings. In this photo he is on the phone and looks worried. In the spotlight: St John Cowcher

    In the spotlight: St John Cowcher

    21 April 2021

    From puppeteering to fronting a rock opera, St John Cowcher has done it all. Nina Levy caught up with the versatile local theatre maker, performer and puppeteer, ahead of his next engagement, performing in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Playthings.

    Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre
  • From cabaret horror to Zoom duos

    From cabaret horror to Zoom duos

    24 February 2021

    “MoveMoveMove” is a choreographic, sonic and visual adventure through independent local dance, one that finishes next door to another kind of journey in Feminism Has No Borders, discovers Nina Levy.

    Reading time • 9 minutesPerth Festival
  • Photo: Daniel Grant Myth and mystery make magic

    Myth and mystery make magic

    7 December 2020

    Cleverly weaving together two performances delivered in parallel, The Golem: or, Next Year in Jerusalem is obscure yet fascinating, writes David Zampatti.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • James McMillan in 'The Jellyman'. Photo: Tashi Hall Bathed in blue jelly-like light, a man cuts into a blue jelly, against a backdrop of blue jelly. Jellyman is just the ticket

    Jellyman is just the ticket

    30 October 2020

    Live theatre is back at The Blue Room, with a new play that’s exciting, pertinent and ambitious, reports David Zampatti.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
  • Greg Sinclair, A piece of You A man is writing on a piece of paper, three people sit watching, a cello lies nearby A piece of our hearts

    A piece of our hearts

    30 September 2020

    Have you ever had a piece of music written about you? Junior reviewer Eddy Greentree reports back with Rosalind Appleby on the thrill of this unique AWESOME Festival show.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

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