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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. Childbirth stripped bare
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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
Mind games in the dark
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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
Monstrous Woman. Photo supplied A giant mask with an origami-like construction is lit purple on stage. A monstrous myth-buster
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A monstrous myth-buster

5 November 2021

Distrust of female sexuality is at the core of the myth that Susie Conte blows apart in her new play… but Claire Trolio wants her to take it further.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
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
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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
(Left to right): Claire Appleby, Scarlet Davis, Shaun Johnston, Christopher Moro. Photo: Kaifu Studios Four friends sit around a large table, laughing. Diving into the drink
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Diving into the drink

3 September 2021

Though it doesn’t answer all the questions it raises about drinking culture, My Shout is encouraging debut theatre production from a capable team.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
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Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Dureshawar Khan in 'MoR' Dureshawar Khan stands on the set of 'MoR', her arms held out as though emphasising a point. She appears to be mid speech and wears a creamy coloured long-sleeved and full skirted dress, with embroidery on the bodice. She wears her hair in two plaits, with red ribbon threaded through. Behind her are shelves of bric-a-brac, in the background, a projection of the moon. Like a mother’s embrace
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Like a mother’s embrace

21 May 2021

A new work from local theatre colllective Third Culture Kids, MoR is a thank you letter to a migrant mother that’s gently and evocatively written and performed by Dureshawar Khan, says Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
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
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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
Shaping the future from the past
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Shaping the future from the past

25 February 2021

Performed by moonlight on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan, WA Youth Theatre Company’s BESIDE is an unforgettable immersive theatre experience about the past and the future, Claire Trolio writes.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio