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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s much-loved musical
follows the trials and tribulations of international and
multicultural romances in the South Pacific during
World War II. Crown Theatre, Nov 10–Dec 6.
At first glance, this play looks like SpongeBob
SquarePants for adults, but the ragged block
of yellow foam named Bruce is on a mission to
prove he has a heart of gold in a production
about love, revenge and adventure. Blue Room
Theatre, Nov 19-Dec 7.
Midsummer (a play with songs)
What do you get when you put a divorce lawyer
in an unhappy affair with a pseudo-intellectual
petty thief? A hilarious comedy about an unusual
weekend that starts with a one-night stand and
ends in meaningful chaos. “Midsummer (a play
with songs) is a unique mix of the extreme and the
honest, and this makes it a truly engaging theatrical
experience,” states director Damien Lockwood.
This romantic comedy between two lost souls
shows that change is possible at any age.
State Theatre, Nov 9–24.
Remember the 1940s movie about a chance encounter turned haunting love story?
Well, UK based Kneehigh Theatre has brought the iconic movie back to life and
onto stage. Using live musicians, film backdrops and playful songs, this production
is a nostalgic nod to Hollywood’s silver screen. Regal Theatre, Nov 28-Dec 1.
What happens when the
most destructive of human
instincts get the better of
us? This dark, three-part
series explores humanity’s
sinful nature. Blue Room
Theatre, Oct 15-Nov 2.
THE CAKE MAN
An often-unheard story of
the black-Australian self-
image unfolds beautifully
in The Cake Man. The
from New South Wales
to modern life, all through
the eyes of the Indigenous
population. A truly unique
and heartfelt story.
Oct 24-Nov 9.
SNOW WHITE AND
THE SEVEN DWARFS
It’s not just your classic
family favourite anymore.
The dwarfs have been
revamped with names like
Bigmouth and Dozy, and
there are modern songs
thrown in to keep you
tapping your feet.
Old Mill Theatre,
Nov 29-Dec 14.
THE CLASSIC: UPSTART
This is the theatre company behind Perth’s
free Shakespeare seasons at the Ellenbrook
amphitheatre. It’s dedicated to serious actor
training and development, which can be seen
through its motto, ‘A good story, well told’.
THE CREATIVE: THE
BLUE ROOM THEATRE
An innovative theatre company which, over its
25 years, has continued to cultivate new
Australian talent while winning awards left and
right. Most notably, Tim Minchin began his career
in performing arts with The Blue Room Theatre.
THE KIDS: SPARE PARTS
Although puppets are usually reserved for
children, this theatre company appeals to the kid
in all of us. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre believes
that children’s intelligence and emotional growth
should be appreciated and nurtured to its fullest
potential through exciting theatre experiences.
THE NEWBIE: THE SKELETAL SYSTEM
With only a few productions under their belt,
the duo behind The Skeletal System have been
making waves in the theatre world, thanks to their
THE BOOK CLUB
As a member of a gossipy
book club, Deborah lives
vicariously through the lives
of the other club members.
But what happens when her
life steams up and becomes
the centre of attention? This
one-woman play is sure to be
a unique visit to the theatre.
Subiaco Arts Centre, Nov 1-9.
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