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Pull the Pin A scene from Pull the Pin in which Caitlin Beresford holds a bowling ball up in front of her. The room is dark and she looks pensive. It’s a strike!
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It’s a strike!

20 June 2022

Local theatre company strikes just the right note, with a feel-good story of female friendship and tenpins, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Grease. A line-up of five young men dressed in jeans and leather jackets. Their hair is slicked back and they are taking part in a dance routine Grease not the word for a new world
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Grease not the word for a new world

6 June 2022

Catchy tunes and nostalgia aren’t enough to make this new production of an old favourite relevant today, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
Amy Mathews and Alison van Reeken are rehearsing 'Toast'. They stand amidst a studio that is set up to look like a garage. Amy stands in the foreground and holds a piece of tupperware to her heart. Alison is in the background and holds some Tupperware loosely, looking somewhat belligerent. Toast retains its crunch
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Toast retains its crunch

9 May 2022

Despite last minute cast changes, Liz Newell’s Toast continues to shine in its second season, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 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
Black Swan Theatre Company's production of City of Gold, Heath Ledger Theatre, March 2022 A man slouches in a chair, looking up at the ceiling. He looks frustrated and exhausted. City of Gold – one hell of a wake-up call
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City of Gold – one hell of a wake-up call

21 March 2022

An unflinching, unapologetic script makes for an exceptional piece of theatre, erupting with incisive dialogue that sticks in Claire Trolio’s mind long after leaving the theatre.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Photo: Bew Yew A man stands in front of a massive flat that says 'Because I thought I could get away with it.
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Kim Crotty’s parenting posted from prison

24 February 2022

An astute and moving new play from regional WA tackles lousy parenting decisions, past trauma and redemption in a way that’s palatable for both kids and adults, says Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
Photo: Georgi Ivers A woman stands centre stage, in her underwear, with a cushion strapped to her stomach to mimic pregnancy. She leans back awkwardly from the hips, one arm extended. She is surrounded by elaborately framed photos of herself pulling funny faces. The Dirty Mother – childbirth stripped bare
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The Dirty Mother – childbirth stripped bare

25 January 2022

A visceral and highly physical story of one woman’s experience of childbirth – in all its guts and glory – The Dirty Mother is a performance that demands to be heard says Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 minutesFringe World Festival
An image from Fringe World's 2022 sensory experience COMA of the articles review of FLIGHT and COMA. Pictured is a room with multiple rows of bunk beds. The entire room is flooded with a red light. Each bed has a person laying in it on their backs. Flight and Coma: mind games in the dark
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Flight and Coma: mind games in the dark

17 January 2022

Exquisite sound design is at the heart of two immersive theatre shows, with the potential to expand and manipulate the imagination. Claire Trolio takes the plunge twice in one night.

Reading time • 5 minutesFringe World Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio