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Two men in blue t-shirts and jeans. One is wearing big round glasses and the other has a tall cone hat which is blue with gold stars Potter wizardry casts  chaotic spell
Kids

Potter wizardry casts chaotic spell

21 April 2022

Potted Potter is a completely silly attempt to condense the Harry Potter series into a 70-minute show, and junior reviewer Bethany Stopher is totally on board the Hogwarts Express for the hilarious ride.

Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
A man in a white shirt sits cross-legged on a mostly empty stage holding a telescope. Near him is an orange backpack. The scene is designed to look like space with an array of stars behind him Barking Gecko shines with child-like wonder
Reviews

Barking Gecko shines with child-like wonder

20 April 2022

Barking Gecko gets the balance just right in its latest production – a delightful daydream that brings out the child in us all, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
How Wilbur got his wonder back
Reviews

How Wilbur got his wonder back

12 April 2022

Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s new show The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker impresses junior reviewer Jackson Davis with its special effects and positive message.

Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
York_production still_17_HR. Shakira Clanton, Jacob Narkle. Image credit Philip Gostelow Haunting new play is a must-see
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Haunting new play is a must-see

23 July 2021

Weaving together thrilling ghost stories and chilling accounts of WA’s brutal colonial past, Black Swan State Theatre Company’s York tells a tale we all need to hear, says Bruce Denny, in his debut review for Seesaw.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Ludovico Di Ubaldo and Dayana Hardy Acuna in Melanie Lane’s Slow Haunt. Photo by Bradbury Photography A male dancer holds a female dancer -she is in a full split and he has one hand under her extended leg and the other under her shoulders STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding
Reviews

STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding

25 June 2021

From flirtatious fun to creatures of the underworld, each of the three works in West Australian Ballet’s inaugural ‘STATE’ program won over the opening night audience, writes Nina Levy… and she has hopes for where these successes might lead.

Reading time • 7 minutesDance
Four people dressed in white tones hold stringed instruments, in front of a stone wall A program for Perth
Q&A

A program for Perth

28 April 2021

It’s been more than a year since the Australian String Quartet have performed in Perth and they are celebrating with three exciting concerts, including the world premiere of a work by Perth composer Lachlan Skipworth. Rosalind Appleby finds out more, including how to win free tickets!

Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
Dizzying skills on show
Reviews

Dizzying skills on show

2 March 2021

He can’t tell you what happens because that would be giving the game away, but David Zampatti says The Last Great Hunt’s tech-driven multimedia show, Whistleblower, is unique and enthralling theatre.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Saved by a magical flying house
Reviews

Saved by a magical flying house

21 February 2021

The team behind Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories casts another spell with HOUSE, a heartwarming tale of humour, hope and courage that enchants Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewer Saskia Haluszkiewicz.

Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival
a group of musicians and singers gather around a table dressed in country attire Broadway classic gets a sequined underbelly
Reviews

Broadway classic gets a sequined underbelly

3 December 2020

A fresh take on Oklahoma! sparkles with fun but doesn’t shy away from the uncomfortable issues. Rosalind Appleby reviews Black Swan State Theatre Company’s new production.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusical Theatre
Circa’s Mozart thrills with fun and frolics
Reviews

Circa’s Mozart thrills with fun and frolics

30 September 2020

Roll over Beethoven – it’s Mozart’s turn for some fast and funky moves set to an all-time hit score, as Erin Hutchinson and junior reviewer Pippa Turnbull discover.

Reading time • 6 minutesCircus

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio