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SUM UP SUMMER NIGHTS | Briannah Davis | Salome δ

Briannah Davis is the Creative Producer of Salome δ a new work that is part of The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Nights Program. We caught up with them ahead of the show to find out what it’s all about.

What is your show about?

Visit the internal monologue of bodies that are home to chronic illness. This 50 minute “dance of the veils” unravels what life’s like for performer Andrew Sutherland living HIV+ and performer Olivia Hendry recovering from Anorexia. Not for the faint of heart, this show is raw with stories at once heartbreaking, glorious, disgusting, and hilarious.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

The performers are connected for the entirety of the show by 4m of fabric, joining their torso’s together. Watching how they navigate this through a work that is highly physical is not only impressive but really entertaining. The regal inspired costumes are designer by indie-upcycle fashion designer Declan Macphail (Object house) and is their first time collaborating with theatre artists which has been a really exciting process.

How important is the Summer Nights program to the Perth Theatre scene?

It is the lifeblood of independent theatre in Perth, a home for performers to be supported through their exploration and professional experimentation. Want to see what makes Perth’s creative theatre-heart beat? Summer Nights is your one stop shop.  

Apart from your show, what other Summer Nights shows would you recommend?

Our jack of all trade’s director Joe Paradise Lui is getting all singing all dancing in The Ugly Feb 8th – 12th

And resident poet, Andrew Sutherland has directed and devised the devine Mother of Compost Feb 4th – 12th

Describe your show in 3 words:

Explosive, Raw, Intoxicating

You can check out Salome δ at The Blue Room Theatre until 5th February 2022. TICKETS

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FRINGEWORLD 2022 | Double Entendre | 4 Stars

Review | Amanda Lancaster

Love a little bit of sassy innuendo and cheeky undertone to how you get through your day? Then this show is definitely the one…or should that be two… for you. Whisky A’more presents her newest intoxicating entertainment and she’s making it a double, Double Entendre that is.

One of the biggest names in the burlesque scene since 2014, Whiskey A’more  Entertainment has been delivering the goods year after year in a multitude of  showcases. And this year is no exception. Double Entendre is packed full of talent, tease, and titillation from start to finish, these burlesque babes will have you seeing double quite literally as each new pair that takes the stage  knock the audiences metaphorical socks off.

Whether you’re a fan of the fantastic or the funny, this show has something for everyone. Double Entendre is sixty minutes of dance, physical theatre, comedy, strip tease and one of the most outstanding, stop-you-in-your-tracks vocal performances you will ever hear.

If all that still isn’t  enough to get you cheering your throat off, then look out for the proverbial cherry on top that is of course miss Dee Dee Luscious. Well known for her own brand of quirky kitsch humour, this lady almost always steals the show even when she’s meant to be the emcee.

Whisky A’more Entertainment is always a winner with crowds and Double Entendre is no exception, proving once and for all that good things really do come in twos.

You can catch the double at The Girls School until 30th January 2022. TICKETS

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FIVE WITH FRINGE | Essie Foxglove | Worship – Memento Vivare

Creative performer Essie Foxglove has picked a curated cast of West Australian-based avant-garde burlesque, circus, dance, musical, and performance artists to perform in her latest offering Worship – Memento Vivare. It’s an exploration of life and death and we caught up with her to see what you’ll be in for.

What is your show about?

This most recent iteration of Worship pays homage to the Latin imperative memento vivere, which means “remember to live”, it is used as a reminder of mortality, life and to embrace the pleasures of living.
For this show the performers of Worship journey through three transformative stages of death, afterlife and rebirth, the show draws upon symbolism, mythology and rituals of worship to explore each juncture. Featuring dark yet enlightening acts of burlesque, circus, dance, music and performance art, Worship – Memento Vivere unites the cast and audience in an immersive metamorphic night!

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

This is always so hard to choose! I think the descent into the afterlife, it’s filled with these beautiful and harrowing visuals! There’s Bobby Knox stuck in limbo, the Acolytes referencing the Egyptian God of Death Anubis and their judgement scales and then Matthew Pope entering one of the circles of hell inspired by Dante’s Inferno!

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

It feels very strange, it’s incredibly hard to know what is waiting around the corner for you when producing or performing in shows. Whether the show will have to be cancelled or postponed, will anyone even be able to see the show that you’ve put so much money, blood, sweat and tears into?
As artists we adapt and persevere but It is a bit like waiting in limbo at times!

My little message to Perth audiences is to please support artists as much as you can! Buy tickets, buy merch, it helps us survive and allows us to keep on making these amazing experiences for you all to come and see!

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

Circus After Dark
Ginava’s Messy Friends
Tash York : Trash Talk
Would You Like Thighs With That?

Describe your show in 3 words:

Cathartic, hellish and sublime!

You can Worship at The Rechabite until 29th January 2022. TICKETS

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FRINGE WORLD 2022 | Rollin’ and Tumblin’ | 5 STARS

Review | Peter Spence

An out of this world blues performance!

The legendary Dave Hole is joined by local rock star Glen Whisson to take you through the greatest journey of blues you are likely to ever experience.

One of Australia’s greatest ever guitarists Hole has been around for 50+ years, with his soulful style of playing the slide guitar, he is one of a kind and certainly worthy of being our biggest bluesman to tour the world.

We are treated to a list of expertly played greats by the pioneers of blues, roots and rock & roll, and guided through the true meaning of what the blues truly is. 

Classics by the great Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddly and Blind Willie Johnson through to rock n roll’s greats with their blues beginning such as the Beatles, all with Holes’ unique style and skill.

An array of beautiful guitars line the stage but before we are treated to the sound of any of them, we are given an extraordinary introduction by Whisson with just the rhythm of a chain gang clap. Once the guitars and foot drum as the only percussion starts, we are in for a real treat. 

Showing that he could be as good a comedian as a musician Hole has us all in fits of laughter from beginning to end, an incredible entertainer. You haven’t seen a guitar played until you have seen Hole and his slide guitar make some of the most incredible sounds you are ever to see. 

The sell out crowd with a standing ovation chanting for an encore and thirsty for more make the magic of the room really come to life. An absolutely extraordinary performance. Haunting and soulful. Absolutely not to be missed.

You can see this remarkable show for yourself Downstairs at the Maj until 29th January 2023. TICKETS

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FIVE WITH FRINGE | Dean Lovatt | Bogan Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar

Dean Lovatt is part of the hilarious crew from Bogan Shakespeare – a troop that takes classic plays from the Bard himself and gives them the bogan treatment. This year they’ve chosen Julius Caesar. We caught up with Dean to see exactly how they do it.

What is your show about?

Each Bogan Shakespeare is a satirical retelling of the original works. We take the plot and reimagine it set within modern day WA. It’s absurd, its exciting and a surprising amount of people always get murdered. This year we are doing Julius Caesar set down in Busselton at the local Bunnings.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

Honestly, it’s a particular scene that will probably get cut for time. It’s a super self-indulgent reference to a running joke from previous years about a couple of incompetent cops. It’s so dumb and I love it. I hope we don’t have to cut it. But we probably will.

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

It’s a lot. Personally, I feel I have kept my head above water quite well. I’ve been luckier than most. But the nature of this business is you never really know the opportunities you would have had. You can only be thankful for the successes you do have. It’s tough but the arts aren’t going anywhere. WA has too many incredible talents, some of whom I am lucky enough to know, for that to happen. Just gotta keep doing what we do and hope that people out there will come to enjoy it.

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

Improv DnD (Improv and Dungeons & Dragons, nuff said. I’m in it so bit of bias here)

TOD talks (TED talks but completely made up on the spot, good fun. Unless I don’t get through my heat, then they can screw off for all I care)

Captain Spaceship (Improv plus SciFi, what else could you want. Other than Dungeons & Dragons that is)

The Odyssey: The Epic Tale of Odysseus on his Super Long Journey Home (Similar to Bogan Shakes but with less bogan and a focus on Greek fables)

Hot Nonsense (Matt Storer is always a good laugh)

Booze & the Bard: The Shakespearean Drinking Game (Should be obvious why I’d like this one. Plus, I can tell you personally they have a real talented team working on it)

Describe your show in 3 words:

Shakespeare but Bogan.

You can catch all the high vis and tools at the STCWA until 29th January 2022. TICKETS

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