Girl hunches over notebook, on stage strewn with rubbish Quirky metaphors mix mental and eco health
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Quirky metaphors mix mental and eco health

25 January 2019

Fringe World review: Public Service Announcement, Grace⋅ Blue Room Theatre, January 23⋅ Review by Xan Ashbury⋅ Grace is a quirky play tackling the serious issue of…

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Implied Consent Theatre: Implied Consent
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Theatre: Implied Consent

6 August 2018

17 – 18 August @ The Actors’ Hub · Presented by: The Actors’ Hub · DO WE pretend we don’t understand consent to push our own…

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An absolute cracker
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An absolute cracker

4 July 2018

Review: shake & stir theatre co, George’s Marvellous Medicine · State Theatre Centre of WA, 4 July · Review by Varnya Bromilow · Making children’s theatre is…

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Second Woman Brave, intense, strange
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Brave, intense, strange

5 March 2018

Perth Festival review: The Second Woman by Nat Randall and Anna Breckon · Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 3 March · Review by Varnya Bromilow · How…

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The Far Side of the Moon_Cr. Toni Wilkinson, Perth Festival 2018_03 The far side of expectations
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The far side of expectations

25 February 2018

Perth Festival Review: The Far Side of the Moon, Robert Lepage · State Theatre Centre, 24 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow · Occasionally you’ll see…

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A tense and captivating ride
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A tense and captivating ride

17 August 2017

Review: An Almost Perfect Thing, Gabrielle Metcalf – The Blue Room Theatre, 15 August – Reviewed by Claire Trolio – Three characters search for connection: an abductee,…

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Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production of 'Switzerland' 
by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. Directed by Lawrie Cullen-Tait.
Rehearsal photography, rehearsal room #1: Actors Jenny Davis and Giuseppe Rotondella on raked stage. Photographed 26 July 2017 by Philip Gostelow Placing old age centre stage
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Placing old age centre stage

16 August 2017

Acclaimed Australian actor Jenny Davis OAM talks to Nina Levy about why her role in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Switzerland holds special significance. For Jenny…

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Tom Conroy in '1984'. Photo: Shane Reid. Tom Conroy in '1984'. Photo: Shane Reid. 1984: the message amidst the medium
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1984: the message amidst the medium

7 August 2017

Review: 1984, Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almeida Theatre – His Majesty’s Theatre, 4 August – Reviewed by Varnya Bromilow I remember the first (and only) time I watched…

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Jenny Simpson Twist, turns and music: Jenny Simpson (Part I)
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Twist, turns and music: Jenny Simpson (Part I)

2 August 2017

This year Jenny Simpson is celebrating a decade at the helm of AWESOME Arts, an organisation dedicated to making incredible arts experiences for WA’s children. Nina…

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