The Lighthouse Girl | Black Swan State Theatre Company

The piece is a tearjerker and works in subtle ways – especially as it coincides with ANZAC Day and all of the thoughts, emotions and debates that emerge from its yearly remembrance.

Once In Royal David's City | Black Swan State Theatre Company & Queensland Theatre

In this co-production from Black Swan State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre, love and loss are explored in a riveting performance that pulls out all the stops.

Tosca | WA Opera

Giacomo Puccini’s opera in three acts, Tosca, originally premiering at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in 1900, is one of the jewels in the Italian composer’s crown.

Disappointments | Judith Lucy & Denise Scott

Popular comedians Judith Lucy and Denise Scott have officially eschewed “stand-up comedy”. No, they are tired and have opted for the relaxed option of “lie-down comedy”.

Matilda the Musical

Matilda is the kind of cult classic you don’t want to botch. It’s a novel that’s dear to many reader’s hearts (my own included), so the stakes are high.

The Manganiyar Classroom | Can & Able Theatres and Bhoomija Trust

There are some beautiful young spirits in this cast, who attack each song with unbridled energy and enthusiasm. Their ability to hold both pitch and focus throughout a very warm performance was commendable.

Lady Eats Apple | Back to Back Theatre

Utilising a talent base of actors with disabilities, Back to Back Theatre aim to create contemporary performances based on the experiences and imaginings of participants and, in the process, devise works that hold more universal truths.

Meeting | Antony Hamilton Projects

It is clearly an extraordinary work, performed by outstanding talent and composed with great thought and precision, but it is less of a shared experience between audience and performers, and more a polarising exercise in insular boundary-pushing.