AWESOME FESTIVAL, In Brief

AWESOME FOURSOME | Rob Kronk: We Live Here

Interview | Laura Money

Rob Kronk is the Director of Flipside Circus and co-Director of We Live Here, a physical performance that gives a voice to people from Hummingbird House. We asked Rob our Awesome Foursome questions to see what it’s all about.

What is your show about?

The stories of children and families at Hummingbird House. The show is a celebration of life and the power of creating and sharing memories. 

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

I have lots of favourite bits of the show – I love Mum’s to do list which is a scene that gives us a window into the life of a parent who’s also a carer, and the swimming routine where we get to create an entire, very silly, synchronised swimming routine, it’s a lot of fun. Our acrobats had to create the freedom of swimming – without any actual water. 

What do you love about performing for children?

I love how honest young audiences are. If they love something they will tell you, they really love it. And if they don’t they will definitely tell you. 

Describe your show in four awesome words:

Moving. Inspiring. Funny. Joyous. 

You can catch We Live Here as part of AWESOME ARTS FESTIVAL at STCWA until 30th September 2022. TICKETS

The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to in 2022.

Coming Soon, In Brief, Interview

IN CONVERSATION | Rupert Reid | Once

Interview | Laura Money

Rupert Reid is a stage and screen actor with an impressive resume including The Matrix trilogy. Reid is performing in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Once an eight time Tony winning musical set in Dublin that tackles love and everything in between. We asked Reid five questions ahead of the show to get an insight.

What is Once about?

Once is about a lot of things. It’s about the power of music to connect us, the healing effect it has on us and the leaps of faith we all have to take in our lives to let love in or to let it go when we need to.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

There are too many favourite parts of this show to mention! The most rewarding part is seeing how audiences react night after night to this beautiful production. I get to watch the audience from onstage in some quieter moments. My character happens to be the kind of guy who’d imagine a crowd of people watching him play guitar every night so it’s all above board! Also, the curtain call is pretty special. We have a really fun finale. No spoilers!

How does the show relate to today’s society?

Outside the world is a mess, inside we’re all a mess too, more or less. That’s being human. Themes of love, loss, missed opportunities but essentially an optimistic view of the world make Once a story of hope and connection. The music is played by and for each character in the show and is a vital part of who they are. It speaks to our instinctive need for meaningful relationships and the ability to heal ourselves once we’ve learned to open up a little and let human connection work on us.

Apart from Once what is your favourite musical and why?

My favourite musical is The Lovers, by Laura Murphy. It’s a pop infused reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The word ‘pop’ seems tame. Sounds too cute. Nah. It’s insanely good and it will blow your mind. (opens in October at the Sydney Opera House presented by Bell Shakespeare Co.) 🙂

Describe your show in 3 words:

Irish. Musical. Mayhem.

You can catch all the mayhem at The Regal Theatre from 28th May – 12th June 2022. TICKETS

The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to in 2022

FRINGEWORLD, In Brief, Interview

FIVE WITH FRINGE | Simone Springer | SOLO

Simone Springer is the funny-woman behind her SOLO show all about being single for the first time in a while. We caught up with her ahead of her FRINGEWORLD 2022 show to see what we’re in for.

What is your show about?

I’ve been single for the last five years after spending 17 years not. This show is a combination of jokes and stories that I’ve built up over the last five years but also a reflection on relationships in general. Find out why I’m banned from tinder! And about the worst date ever! 

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

At the end of the show I give the single people in the audience the only advice they will ever need. It’s so fun even I struggle to keep a straight face. 

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

Lucky! Grateful. Forever grateful.

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

The Confessional – you won’t see another show like it – go be forgiven for your “sins”. Matt Storer’s new show (Hot Nonsense) – I saw his show last year and it was amazing. Worship if you want art coming to life and Sugar Blue Burlesque if you want something sexy. The Laugh Resort’s Galentine’s Day Gala (all female comedy lineup) I’ll be hosting this year. Oh, and Sunday Singles!! The MOST fun show I host. 

Describe your show in 3 words:

Tinder, Dating, unsolicited d… oh, look at that, I ran out of words in the nick of time!

You can catch all the dating ups and downs at The Shoe Bar until 12th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

FRINGEWORLD, In Brief, Interview

FIVE WITH FRINGE | Amy Hetherington | Crying Over Spilt Milk

Amy Hetherington is the hilarious comedian who has been gracing Perth stages for years. This FRINGEWORLD 2022, she is stuck in Darwin so will be live at Shoe Bar on the big screen! We caught up with her ahead of her silver screen debut.

What is your show about?

Crying Over Spilt Milk is about the joy, pain and madness of being a new parent. Stories about sleep deprivation, weird advice from strangers, sore nipples, and crying over spilled milk. I’ve got a 5 month old baby who also makes an appearance in the show.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

Well this has changed for Fringe World cos the fact I’m doing the show (at all) is my favourite part! Given border closures I wasn’t able to get to Perth from Darwin but the legends at The Laugh Resort have organised the technology for me to perform live, on a life-sized screen with audience interaction. It’s really cool and I’m so proud we’re doing it rather than cancelling.

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

It’s exhausting… but also there’s a lot of pride in being a performer in 2022. Sure there are challenges and we’re jumping through hoops and filled with unknown anxiety, but I still feel like it’s a privilege to entertain people and to have other humans choose to spend their time with me as an artist. People need to laugh and be entertained in these unprecedented times so I feel like my job is more important than ever.

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

I recommend all the local comedy, Perth has an excellent scene at the moment. In this final week make sure you see Simone Springer SOLO, Cameron McLaren’s Big Dumb Game Show33 Years Single (Daniel Delby), Luke Bolland: Bubble Boy and also I always love Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist.

Describe your show in 3 words:

Mums Night Out

You can catch this unique event from The Laugh Resort at Shoe Bar until 13th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

In Brief, Interview, Summer Nights

SUM UP SUMMER NIGHTS | Michelle Endersby | Leo/Taurus/Taurus

Michelle Endersbee is the Director and Designer of Leo/Taurus/Taurus a newly devised theatre piece currently on at The Blue Room Theatre as part of their SUMMER NIGHTS 2022 programme. We caught up ahead of the show to see what we can expect.

What is your show about?

Leo/Taurus/Taurus is about identity, and the languages we use to work out what that is.
There is a long history of human beings trying to figure out who they are and their place in the world; astrology has been around a lot longer than most religions; this doesn’t make it necessarily any more true, but I think its staying power speaks to our collective desire to be understood.

Through songs, poetry, music, and storytelling, we’re going to explore the languages we use in our search for who we are – from Myers-Briggs to Hogwarts Houses.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

There is so much goodness it’s hard to say! There is a pretty amazing song written by one of the cast that I’ve had stuck in my head for weeks that I can’t wait to share with audiences (and for it to get stuck in their heads too).

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

SO Important! The support and guidance we’re receiving from The Blue Room Theatre is so valuable and inspiring. The program is chock full of incredible WA talent, and the opportunity to make shows alongside other emerging artists, and some more seasoned pros, is such a privilege.

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

All of them look so good! But She’s Terribly Greedy has our very own Lily Murrell performing in it, so that’s a must see. I think that’s all I’ll say, otherwise I’ll probably just list the entire program.

Describe your show in 3 words:

Sparkly identity crisis.

You can catch Leo/Taurus/Taurus at The Blue Room Theatre until 12th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this SUMMER NIGHTS 2022

The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.