A woman sings on stage dressed in a shimmering green and silver long dress and headdress. She is surrounded by a large group of performers, many of them dressed in animal and bird costumes Ancient tale carries language revival

Ancient tale carries language revival

4 October 2021

A creation story and a powerful First Nations cast provide the perfect vehicle to bring the Noongar tongue to a new audience, as Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewers Emma and Liliane Wadley discover.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
Three actors are in costume, a woman dressed as a black cat, a woman in a short colourful dress representing a bird, and a man in red short overalls and yellow cap Still hungry for the wolf

Still hungry for the wolf

30 September 2021

Revisiting an old favourite is always a pleasure for Nina Levy and her young companion, and Peter and the Wolf doesn’t let them down.

Reading time • 6 minutesDance
A woman sits in a red sleeping bag, with a head torch on her head and talks to a group of children sitting in front of her. Behind her musicians sit holding wind instruments Aussie twist on classic fairytale

Aussie twist on classic fairytale

29 September 2021

Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood has been transplanted to an Australian bush setting for Awesome Festival, leaving Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewer Saskia Haluszkiewicz captivated.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
A man is on a brightly lit stage with a colourful set representing a campsite at night. At the centre of the stage is a man in an emu costume, a small tent and a puppet in the form of a quokka Fun and games in the outback

Fun and games in the outback

29 September 2021

Find out why our reviewers describe this Awesome Festival show as one of the funniest they’ve seen in a while.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
A young man sits cross-legged on a darkened stage. He is illuminated by a series of lights which surround him on the floor. He is smiling enigmatically as he raises his right hand Intimate view from the spectrum

Intimate view from the spectrum

29 September 2021

Awesome Festival continues, with a beautifully constructed, personal perspective of life on the autism spectrum that leaves Lydia Edwards and junior reviewer Bethany Stopher with a rare feeling of connection to the protagonist.

Reading time • 8 minutesTheatre
four adults swing their arms as they walk through an urban environment Classic start to festival

Classic start to festival

28 September 2021

The Awesome International Arts Festival opens with the story of Blinky Bill. Seesaw’s Junior Reviewer and David Zampatti discuss whether the adventurous koala and his message about the environment is still relevant almost 100 years later.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
Three paper puppets of Australian native animals in front of a cream paper backdrop Spring gig guide for kids

Spring gig guide for kids

16 September 2021

Spring in Perth offers the very best range of arts events for children. Check out our gig guide for your next fabulous family experience.

Reading time • 5 minutesMulti-arts
A man in tights and wearing an emu puppet stands on a circular stage surrounded by a cardboard bush set and various props How the arts equip children for life

How the arts equip children for life

7 September 2021

Why do children need the arts? AWESOME Festival director Jenny Simpson says the arts are fundamental to the development of children, help teenagers stay sane and keep on giving for adults too.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio