Calendar, Comedy, Fringe World, Performing arts

Comedy: SHE WOLF

8 – 10 February @ Lady Beaufort ·
Presented by Gillian English ·

????? The Age. ????? The Coast.
Queen Margaret was the original Cersei Lannister. She was the model for
Claire Underwood. She was a woman so cutthroat and cold, she would give
Lady Macbeth a run for her money. Only, none of that is true. The way
we view women in positions of power hasn’t changed much.

People don’t tend to realize that Shakespeare’s histories are propaganda,
and even 500 years later, very little has changed: Artists need to appeal
to the government for funding, leaders and rulers want to be praised,
and women with power are more terrifying than the devil.

So here we are in the 21st century, and the question still begs to
be asked: If all history remembers of you are the lies, does the truth
even matter?

8, 9 and 10 February at 5pm and 9pm

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Pictured: SHE WOLF, photo by Dahlia Katz, design by Mikaela Dyke

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Ten Things I Hate about Taming of the Shrew
Calendar, Comedy, Fringe World, Performing arts

Comedy: 10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

6 – 17 February @ Belgian Beer Cafe ·
Presented by Gillian English ·

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew will take you back the
good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in
our hair, and became total babes the minute we took off our glasses.
And the even older days where we worried about the plague, wore
massive wigs, and women weren’t allowed to be on stage anyway.
★★★★★ The Age, 2018

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Pictured: Gillian English, photo by Dahlia Katz, design by Anna Piper Scott

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Sugar Blue Shakedown
Cabaret, Calendar, Fringe World, Performing arts

Cabaret: Sugar Blue Shakedown

11 – 16 February @ Connections Nightclub ·
Presented by Sugar Blue Burlesque ·

As part of the 2019 Fringe World Festival, Sugar Blue Burlesque are
joined by special guests for a sparkling shakedown like no other!
Hosted by the kaleidoscopic love child of burlesque and drag, let
Ruby Slippers [VIC] be your guide though a raucous evening of high
class tease and low brow sleaze. Expect stunning solo burlesque
artistes, shimmering showgirls and madcap circus in this hour of
Sugar Blue Shakedown power!

Connections Nightclub is at 81 James Street, Northbridge

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MC Ruby Slippers, credit: Joel Devereux

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Life on a Muster
Calendar, Exhibitions, February 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Desert River Sea Opening Cultural Celebration

9 February @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated
culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts
project, supported by Rio Tinto. This landmark exhibition showcasing
the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists
opens with a cultural celebration on 9 February 2019 from 10am to 5pm.

Join AGWA for an unmissable celebration of Kimberley art and culture
with artist talks, art demonstrations, cultural performances and
family activities. Learn about the art of pearl shell carving with
the Sibosado brothers – Darrell and Garry, and bush-dying with natural
materials with Eva and Ivy Nargoodah. Hear from Mowanjum Arts on ochre
crushing and Wandjina Rock art education, or watch Mervyn Street of
Mangkaja Arts carve and shave a cow hide. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
will demonstrate boab nut carving.

AGWA and art centre curators, along with artists will talk about their
experiences across the day. Listen to live music by David Pigram and
browse handmade items including carved pearl shells, dyed silks, textiles
and jewellery at the AGWA Shop.

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John (Johnny) Nargoodah Life on a muster 2018 (detail). Synthetic polymer and
leather ink on stamped cow hide, 92 x 199 cm. Courtesy Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency.

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Fully Sikh
Calendar, October 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Fully Sikh

10 – 27 October @ The State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company
and Barking Gecko Theatre Company ·

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa shot to fame in Australia and around the world
with her poetry on Australia’s Got Talent. But before she went viral,
Sukhjit was a brown, hairy Sikh girl growing up in the suburbs of Perth.
Fully Sikh is her story. The show is a hilarious and heartfelt poetic
procession through Sukhjit’s life, her family and her faith, all told
with her trademark lyrical flow. Fully Sikh will be a sensory feast for
audiences, full of music, dance, poetry and food. As the first Aussie
Sikh story to hit our stages, this is unique and unmissable.

Suitability: 12+

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Black is the New White
Calendar, Performing arts, September 19, Theatre

Theatre: Black is the New White

11 – 22 September @ The State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Black Swan presents A Sydney Theatre Company Production ·

Black is The New White by Nakkiah Lui

Prepare to be enthralled by a razor sharp romantic comedy that blends
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers. At the centre is
Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her
father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly.
But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Second of
all, she’s in love. The thing is, her fiancé, Francis Smith, is not
what her family expected – he’s unemployed, he’s an experimental composer
… and he’s white! Inviting him and his conservative parents to Christmas
is a bold move that has all sorts of unintended consequences.

Adult themes, nudity
Suitability: 16+

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Stick Em Up
Cabaret, Calendar, Fringe World, Performing arts

Cabaret: Stick ‘Em Up: Back In The Saddle!

1 – 16 February @ Casa Mondo, Yagan Square ·
Presented by Les Sataniques ·

This is not a sequel. There has never been anything like it!
Join Les Sataniques in the Wild Wild West (of Australia) as
they return from their sell-out 2018 show, Stick ‘Em Up!

The burlesque bandits and gold diggin’ gogo dancers are back
with a brand new show that’s badder than ever! Get down and
dirty with your favourite rhinestone cowgirls and remember –
don’t squat with your spurs on!

“The show is an entertaining ride and a mesmerising experience
visually and aurally, the acts exude stage presence and the
theme is kitsch and cute.” — Fringe Feed

“It’s like the Spice Girls… only with guns” — Urban List

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August 19, Calendar, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Medea

8 – 25 August @ The State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company &
WA Youth Theatre Company ·

This new adaptation of Medea, co-written by Anne Sarks and WA’s
own Kate Mulvany, puts one of history’s most notorious family
breakdowns under the microscope. Locked in their bedroom, two
brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage,
their parents are having a very famous showdown. At an inevitable
moment, the children will be drawn away from their games and into
their parents’ bitter argument. From there, they will enter
mythology as the most tragic siblings of all time.

Adult themes

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The Torrents
Calendar, June 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: The Torrents

15 – 30 June @ The State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company & Sydney Theatre Company ·

t’s the 1890s in the Goldfelds. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train
in the small town of Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper.
She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew
the J stood for Jenny! Oriel Gray’s The Torrents is a newsroom comedy
that rivals George Bernard Shaw. Jenny’s arrival coincides with a
trailblazing engineer’s outrageous idea to bring irrigation to the
community and debate rages about whether the town should give up
mining for a more sustainable economic future.

Adult themes: Suitability 12+

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Canapes and Cocktails
Calendar, Comedy, Fringe World, Performing arts

Comedy: Jeromaia Detto: Canapes and Cocktails

2 – 10 February @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Jeromaia Detto ·

Clown. Improviser. Educator. Waiter.
Sydney funnyman, Jeromaia Detto (Celebrity Theatresports), unleashes
his debut solo show this fringe, showcasing a degustation of delightful

This clown inspired sketch adventure is delicious in all parts, with
garnishes of whimsy, silliness and wisdom, and best of all, there’s
a spot at the table for you!

His last project, a duo show, nabbed 4.5 stars in 2018, but this time this
Chicago and Gaulier trained entertainer is going solo for Perth Fringe World

Bon appetit!*

“Eternally Funny” Honi Soit
“Silly, engaging, and truly wholesome” Weekend Notes

*No Split Bills

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