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edge of your seat. Studio
Underground, State Theatre
Centre, Aug 21-24.
Markets stalls, music,
medieval dancing and
a daily parade all add up
to a weekend of family fun.
Balingup, Aug 23-24.
AND THE ART OF THE
In Monday Vernissage’s
final of their 2014 lecture
series, former ballerina
Maina Gielgud presents an
informative presentation on
West Australian Ballet
Centre, Oct 6.
SNOW WHITE AND
THE SEVEN DWARFS
Be transported into
a storybook world with
the fairest of them all. This
family favourite is presented
by West Australian Ballet at
His Majesty’s Theatre this
festive season. His Majesty’s
Theatre, Nov 21-Dec 14.
La Fille mal gardée
(The Wayward Daughter)
Its title translates literally into English as ‘The Girl
Who Needed Watching’ , and its captivating story
of mistimed romance makes this one a must-see .
The classic comic ballet tells the story of lovers Lise
and Colas, whose plans to marry are thwarted by
the matchmaking efforts of Lise’s mother, the widow
Simone. Simone does her best to keep the pair apart,
arranging instead for a marriage between Lise and rich
but dimwitted Alain. What follows is a charming story
told through movement, as Lise attempts to escape
the marriage contract and return to her beau. One of
the oldest works in the modern ballet repertoire, La
Fille mal gardée is still as relevant as ever, thanks to
no fewer than six revivals over its 200-year history. His
Majesty’s Theatre, Sep 5-20.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet will get a remodel this season, with theatre group Class Act setting
the tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers in a world of hip hop and gangsters. Director
Helen Doig tells us the play’s themes are universal, but says it’s essential that the
‘trappings’ be redone to engage with a younger audience. “There’s less need to work
through and process the unfamiliar,” she elaborates. “Shakespeare should be a fun ride,
a journey of discovery, not a wordfest of confusion. I’d like to modernise the play so that
young people can more clearly see themselves in the characters and enjoy that thrill
of recognition.” Class Act’s version of the famous story features hip hop band Trooth
& Loftee Beats, and Helen couldn’t be more excited about the rhymes and rhythm the
group will bring to the performance. “I’ve often thought how well Shakespeare would
work ‘rapped’,” she says. “His language lends itself ideally to this treatment. It’s all
there!” Subiaco Arts Centre, Sep 3-13.
Class Act performs Shakespeare with modern style.
La Fille mal gardée.
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