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A woman wearing a clown nose, dancing with a shadow Finding light in melancholy
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Finding light in melancholy

30 September 2020

Seesaw’s junior reviewers enjoy the shades of sadness in Valentine, feelings echoed by Claire Trolio’s review of the same show at the 2018 AWESOME Festival.

Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
Breaking through isolation
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Breaking through isolation

5 August 2020

WA’s lockdown meant physical isolation, but the subsequent plethora of online performances and activities has allowed many to engage in arts experiences that might otherwise be out of reach. Claire Trolio reflects on the doors that have been opened by the pandemic.

Reading time • 9 minutes
Back from the brink
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Back from the brink

27 February 2020

It’s emotionally brutal theatre, but Claire Trolio feels privileged to experience the lows and highs of I’m a Phoenix, Bitch.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Stripped-back revelations
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Stripped-back revelations

6 February 2020

It’s a new work and rough around the edges, but Claire Trolio says SLUTDROP is brilliant and illuminating.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
All change for flawed trio
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All change for flawed trio

30 January 2020

Claire Trolio finds that despite a shaky start, Kiss: A New Musical is 90 minutes well spent.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusical Theatre
Photo: Susie Blatchford,  Pixel Poetry. Hairy, horrifying… and heart-warming
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Hairy, horrifying… and heart-warming

1 June 2019

Review: Michelle Aitken, Unrule · The Blue Room Theatre, 30 May · Review by Claire Trolio · It’s a great thing when a show comes along…

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Mimma A Musical of War and Friendship photo Gary Marsh
 Cross cultural epic
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Cross cultural epic

15 April 2019

Review: Orana Productions, “Mimma: A Musical of War and Friendship” ⋅ Regal Theatre, April 11 ⋅ Review by Claire Trolio ⋅ A politically tumultuous, pre-WWII Italy meets the swinging…

Reading time • 4 minutesMusical Theatre
madison moore A writers festival for you
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A writers festival for you

13 February 2019

Running from 18-24 February, Perth Festival Writers Week is a feast for the mind, combining an immersive weekend of panel sessions at the University Club at UWA…

Reading time • 8 minutes
Our_Town_Ian Michael. Shayani Galhenage. photo Daniel J Grant.-16 A man and a woman on a balcony, with a neon sign behind them Something to be proud of
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Something to be proud of

11 February 2019

Black Swan State Theatre Company, Our Town · State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard, 10 February · Review by Claire Trolio · Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize…

Reading time • 3 minutesPerth Festival
Bright young performers delight
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Bright young performers delight

1 February 2019

Fringe World review: CircusWA – Sliders Youth Troupe, Cutting Teeth · The Big Top at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, 31 January · Review by Claire Trolio · Your late…

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio