Once We Lived Here | Western Sky Theatre

How refreshing to see a new Australian musical and also to be able to acknowledge its success on so many levels. This is a really strong production and its presentation was terrific.

The audience gasped as Chiciquita and Fernando mounted the stage. He resplendent in white flares and a silvery sequined top, she in a “barely there” red hot sequinned number, both platinum bewigged.

Flappers dressed in pearls, diamonds and feathers swanned their way around His Majesty’s Theatre for the opening night of WA Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, which transported the audience to Long Island, New York in the roaring twenties.

Fast-paced and intense, The Zone is an hour of dance power, bursting at the seams with 11 whirling, twirling, writhing, twisting dancers.

1984

Blame a fear of political correctness, fake news or Donald Trump, but dystopian fiction is having a moment and George Orwell’s almost-70-year-old classic is riding the wave, leaping to the top of the US Amazon bestseller list at the start of the year.

The Nicest Person in the Room | Nicola Macri

Stand-up comedy for the Insta-savvy crowd.

An Evening with Jimmy Webb

By my reckoning it must be 16 or more years since I last enjoyed a Perth evening in the company of Jimmy Webb.

10,000 | Umbrella Works

When a relationship has become a battleground, can space swords keep a couple together?

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