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Perth Comedy Festival Gala
Written by Claire Condry   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:32

Perth Comedy Festival Gala

It’s always an unknown when you buy tickets to a show like the Gala, because the cast is not announced beforehand. There would have been very few disappointed punters with this comedy line up.

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Swallow | National Theatre of Parramatta
Written by Richard Cotter   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 17:14

Swallow | National Theatre of Parramatta

In choosing to stage Swallow, the company has not taken the easy option of delivering a crowd pleasing night at the theatre. It is a tough, terrifying, complex and conflicting play that demands attention. And this production is palpably arresting.

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Little Shop of Horrors | Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions
Written by Stephen Davenport   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 10:28

Little Shop of Horrors | Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions

Little Shop of Horrors is a superb revival of a cult musical classic that’s also an evening of unadulterated bliss.

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Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty | The Australian Ballet
Written by Emily Shaddick   
Saturday, 23 April 2016 07:47

Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty | Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet’s production of Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty brings the fairy tale to the stage with a flutter of magnificent tutus and enchanting ballet performances.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar | JWR Productions & Michael Sieders
Written by Emily Shaddick   
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:53

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | JWR Productions & Michael Sieders

The magic of the book has now been brought gloriously to the stage by Jonathan Rockefeller, who combines the caterpillar’s famous tale with 3 other beloved Carle stories, and brings them to life with the use of 75 puppets.

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Dogmatic | Hannah Gadsby
Written by Claire Condry   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 10:38

Dogmatic | Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby took the stage to thunderous applause. I think a comedian can be truly stated to have “made it” when they play a venue as sizeable as “The Maj”.

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Disgraced | Sydney Theatre Company
Written by Jack Teiwes   
Saturday, 23 April 2016 17:14

Disgraced | Sydney Theatre Company

Disgraced is play about prejudices, both unexamined and overwrought, the assimilation and persistence of culture, the (in)escapable nature of heritage and upbringing, with the often disastrous intersections of the personal and political when such issues come to the boil.

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Extra Ordinary | Frank Woodley
Written by Richard Cotter   
Friday, 22 April 2016 07:59

Extra Ordinary | Frank Woodley

Some may nay say; a comedian trying to do Shakespeare is way to dusty death, but in the gifted, meandering, manic mechanics of this presentation, it moves like a maverick mystery tour, always surprising, never really knowing where it might snake to.

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