What’s On

NOVEMBER  2017

 

 

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(Western Sky Theatre)

WHEN: 17 October – 4 November 2017 | 8:30pm

WHERE: The Blue Room Theatre | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $18 – $28| Duration 120mins | 10 minute interval | Suitable 15+ | Warning – references to suicide

LINK: http://blueroom.org.au/events/once-we-lived-here/

An authentically Australian musical about life, love, and family.
 
Amy runs Emoh Ruo, her family’s sheep station in rural Australia. She’s held onto the property through drought, bushfire, and falling wool prices, determined not to let it slip out of the family’s grasp. But when everyone gets together over a scorching long weekend, Amy has to face up to the myths and lies the place has been built upon. Is she really holding on or is she just stuck?

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LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

(WA Opera) 

WHEN: 26 October – 4 November 2017 | 7:30pm

WHERE: His Majesty’s Theatre | Perth

INFO: Tickets $44 – $179 | Duration: 2hrs 40mins with two intervals | Sung in Italian with English surtitles | Suitable 15+

LINK: https://www.waopera.asn.au/shows/onstage/lucia-di-lammermoor/

 

An original production by Opera Australia. The traditional setting of this opera is much loved by opera audiences. This season is cast with a new generation of Australian singers led by Emma Pearson in the title role.

Two noble Scottish families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods, are sworn enemies. Enrico Ashton, who is almost bankrupt, has arranged for Arturo to marry his sister, Lucia, who is in love with Edgardo Ravenswood.

 

TURNER’S TURN

(Perth Theatre Trust)

WHEN: 2 – 4 November 2017 | 7:30pm

WHERE: Downstairs @ The Maj | His Majesty’s Theatre | Perth

INFO: Tickets from $45 | Duration 1hr 50mins | 15 min interval | Suitable 15+

LINK: http://ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/his-majestys-theatre/whats-on/turners-turn/

From her award-winning career in stage musicals Anything Goes, Chicago, Oliver, Into the Woods, Company, Cabaret and Sweeney Todd to her innumerable theatre, television and film appearances, Geraldine Turner has earned her place as one of Australia’s most legendary leading ladies.

Her first cabaret appearance in over a decade, Turner’s Turn is a rare opportunity to catch this beloved performer in an intimate setting as she shares songs and stories from her extraordinary life in the spotlight.

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UNVEILING (GAY SEX FOR ENDTIMES)

(Renegade Productions)

WHEN: 7 – 25 November 2017 | 8:30pm

WHERE: The Blue Room Theatre | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $18 – $28 | Duration 60mins | Recommended 18+ | Contains nudity and strobe lighting

LINK: http://blueroom.org.au/events/unveiling/

Behold! The Second Coming.
Presented by the deviant minds at Renegade Productions, Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes examines the search for ecstasy, utopia and rebellion through self-destruction. It is a contemporary and perverse reading of The Book of Revelation – the thread from which we weave annihilation and redemption.

MY ROBOT

(Barking Gecko Theatre Company)

WHEN: 10 – 25 November 2017 | Various times

WHERE: State Theatre Centre WA | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $28.50 | Babes in arms policy | Duration 50 mins | Suits 4-10 year olds (and their grown ups) | Gentle performance Sat 18 November

LINK: http://ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/my-robot/

When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange.

She feels like she’s missing a piece of herself. As she unpacks she finds a strange box full of parts with a curious note attached that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Ignoring her father’s warnings about the dangers of her ingenious inventions, she sets to work and builds herself a new robot friend, naming him Olivetti. Together they take on the local bully and start making new friends. But are they smart and brave enough to take on a daring rescue at sea?

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

(Black Swan State Theatre Company)

WHEN: 11 November – 3 December 2017

WHERE: State Theatre Centre WA | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $34 – $87.50 | Suitable 15+ | Adult and horror themes

LINK: https://www.bsstc.com.au/plays/let-the-right-one-in

This stage adaptation of the acclaimed Swedish novel and film, Let the Right One In tells of a friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate on the outskirts of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day.

Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very, very long time. When a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood, their lives become further entwined. How will they survive in a world that seems destined to tear them apart?

 

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VALENTINE

(Kynan Hughes)

WHEN: 14 November – 2 December 2017 | 7pm

WHERE: The Blue Room Theatre | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $18 – $28 | Duration 60 minutes | Recommended 15+

LINK: http://blueroom.org.au/events/valentine/

The innocent, the bully, the manipulator and the object of their desire; four flawed characters who struggle to find meaningful connection. All of them desperate to be loved and belong, aching for something from the others that can never be given.
 
The commedia dell’arte and its characters have influenced and shaped work throughout history, all the way down to the love triangle of today’s romantic comedy movies. From age-old ideas found in the commedia, Valentine forges a new narrative exploring loneliness and desire through dance, theatre, puppetry and mask play in a way that is deeply human.

 

PETER PAN

(West Australian Ballet)

WHEN: 17 November – 10 December 2017 | Various times

WHERE: His Majesty’s Theatre | Perth

INFO: Tickets $22 – $120 | Duration 2hrs 10mins | 20 min interval | Suitable all ages

LINK: https://waballet.com.au/whats-on/peter-pan/

Peter Pan will once again take flight at His Majesty’s Theatre. With a little help from some fairy dust, Peter Pan whisks the Darling children from their London home to the magical realm of Neverland. Wendy, John and Michael find dangers and adventures hidden around every corner, while the wickedly wonderful Captain Hook lurks close behind.

A fantasy-filled adventure for the whole family, this enchanting story features all the beloved characters including the ticking crocodile, mermaids, fairies, Tiger Lily and the Lost Boys.

 

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