Despite the rather fearsome photo accompanying the media release, Ratzke presented an elegant figure onstage.
This is ensemble work of the highest order.
Jones opened in a familiar vein, taking an old standard and utilising his marvellous voice to play havoc with the timing of the music and the lyrics. Just in Time was a lovely salute to a past era.
Lacking the inchoate anarchy that has marked previous season launches, The Blue Room Theatre still stayed well away from dull as an exciting Season 2 line up was announced for 2015.
Another successful launch to another season full of diverse topics tackled in different ways by dedicated performers – The Blue Room Theatre seems set for at least another 25 years of invigorating independent productions.
Families affected by the recent Perth Hills bushfires are being offered free family passes to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s current season of Tim Winton’s The Deep in Fremantle.