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Once. A group of musicans are grouped around a bar looking as if they are playing a lively number. Instruments include guitar, fiddle, mandolin and accordian Once in a lifetime
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Once in a lifetime

2 June 2022

The playful, sentimental Once is a production for our times, the perfect cure for all that ails us, writes David Zampatti.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Toast actor Anna Lindstedt is in rehearsal. She sits on a floral armchair, with her legs flopped over one of its arms. She wears overear headphones and is holding open a copy of Stephanie Meyer's 'New Moon'. She looks annoyed. What to SEE: Toast
What to SEE

What to SEE: Toast

3 May 2022

Liz Newell’s Toast charmed audiences when it premiered at The Blue Room Theatre in 2017. Now it’s taking to the State Theatre stage, thanks to a collaboration between The Blue Room and Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Reading time • 10 minutesTheatre
Carla Adams, Yearning and Longing, 2022, polyester cord, acrylic eyes, lava stone and glass beads. 32 x 27cm each. Two faces, made of pink coiled cord What to SEE: May gig guide
What to SEE

What to SEE: May gig guide

7 April 2022

Wondering what to SEE this May? Check out Seesaw Mag’s new gig guide for the hottest tips across theatre, music, dance, visual arts and more!

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
Black Swan: the state of play
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Black Swan: the state of play

23 March 2022

After many challenges during its 10-year residency at the State Theatre Centre of WA, questions hang over Black Swan’s role as the state’s flagship theatre company. Mark Naglazas reports.

Reading time • 10 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
17/05/2017: Andrew Ross, who is directing the upcoming production of Samuel Beckett's End Game for the Black Swan State Theatre Company. Ross was the founding Artistic Director of BSSTC. Photographed at Lot 20 bar, Perth WA. Philip Gostelow/The Australian Pictured is Andrew Ross AM, he is an older gentleman sitting at a table, his arms crossed. WA theatre great dies
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WA theatre great dies

21 March 2022

Andrew Ross exits the stage after reshaping Western Australian theatre in a truer reflection of this land and its stories.

Reading time • 10 minutes
Meyne Wyatt in rehearsal for 'City of Gold'. Photo: Daniel J Grant. Meyne Wyatt squats in one corner of a rehearsal studio, looking pensive. Other performers can be seen in the background Meyne Wyatt – the path to a golden play
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Meyne Wyatt – the path to a golden play

2 March 2022

After sold-out seasons in Brisbane and Sydney and a blistering four minutes on the ABC’s Q&A, Meyne Wyatt’s City of Gold will be making its long-awaited WA debut in March.

Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre
Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
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Cream of the crop 2021

15 December 2021

Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
Humphrey Bower as Prospero. Photo Daniel J Grant Prospero kneels at the front of the sand covered stage, his staff raised and his head upturned. In the background we can see other characters from the play. Terrific team tackles The Tempest
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Terrific team tackles The Tempest

25 November 2021

David Zampatti is no fan of The Tempest. Is Black Swan’s “by popular demand” production going to change his mind?

Reading time • 6 minutes
The cast of 'The Tempest' in action. Centre is Mararo Wangai. Photo: Daniel J Grant. What to SEE: The Tempest
What to SEE

What to SEE: The Tempest

3 November 2021

Black Swan State Theatre Company is inviting audience members into the dream-like world of Shakespeare’s Tempest, promising an experience from which you won’t want to wake. Nina Levy spoke to director Matt Edgerton to find out more.

Reading time • 10 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio