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Theatre & Musicals in Perth and WA

 

ALL VENUES CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

WA has a vibrant theatre scene, but you need to know where to look. Black Swan continues to produce outstanding local shows and WAAPA provides the opportunity to experience the next Hugh Jackman in the making. Burswood and the State Theatre host musicals from Broadway, the West End and increasingly from Asia, but Perth Festival and Fringe are the real highlights, each summer bringing 700+ acts from around the world to the Perth stage.

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Guides


The 91-Story Treehouse (CANCELLED)

Andy Griffiths's beloved children's book comes to life on the stage

  • Dates:Apr 22-27
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre WA

Details

  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$29.00
  • Ticket price TO:$36.00
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It's now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!

But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children 6-12 and their adults. Just beware of the Fortune Teller…

Parade

It’s 1913 Atlanta, the day of the Confederate Memorial Day Parade. A 13-year-old girl is found raped and murdered; her boss, a young Jewish man, is accused of the crime.

  • Dates:Sep 11-12, Sep 14-17
  • Time(s):Evening shows 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm Matinee
  • Venue:Roundhouse Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Building 1, Room 2110 (1.2110), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley 6050
  • Ticket Price:Based on concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$43
  • Ticket price TO:$50
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Roundhouse Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Leo Frank’s trial and conviction is a shocking miscarriage of justice that leads to tragedy. Based on true events, the Tony-award-winning Parade is not your average feel-good musical. Yet this powerful tale of racism and false patriotism, set to a striking score that ranges from soaring anthems to ragtime and blues, is a timely reminder of the ugly consequences of ignorance and fear.

Choreographed by: Jayne Smeulders

Unsung Heroes

Solo stories by six leading WA playwrights. Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL.

  • Venue:Studio Underground
  • Dates:Jun 4 - 21

Details

  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:Studio Underground
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company

Description

Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL. Unsung Heroes, is a collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things. Book to attend a program of three works on alternate nights:
 
PROGRAM 1
OWN WAY
BY BARBARA HOSTALEK
She’s strong, she’s smart, she has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed the law.
 
THE PERFECT BOY
BY GITA BEZARD
From the stages of Subiaco to international acclaim, Effie Fellows. She wowed audiences around the world with her male impersonation act.
 
THE UNREMARKABLE AND ORDINARY LIFE OF CARMELA CATERINA TASSONE (NÉE PANAIA)
BY CHRIS ISAACS
Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name has never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.
 
PROGRAM 2
LESSON IN THE ART OF BUTTERFLY
BY HELLIE TURNER
A courageous doctor risks all, to shine a light on the right to choose.
 
SONG IN THE KEY OF TRUST
BY MARARO WANGAI
A renowned musician follows his passion for song to a country far from the land of his birth.
 
UNMARKED, OR THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF (ALMOST) LOSING GRAND FINALS
BY WILL O’MAHONY
Alone in the goalsquare. About to seal the premiership. What could go wrong?
 

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical

It's time to get all revved up! Jim Steinman's epic rock musical Bat out of Hell is blasting into one of the country’s biggest arenas from June 2020!

  • Dates:Jun 17
  • Time(s):8pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Hosted By:TEG Dainty
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre
  • Music:Concert Tours

Description

AUSTRALIA IT’S TIME TO GET ALL REVVED UP! JIM STEINMAN’S EPIC ROCK MUSICAL, BAT OUT OF HELL is blasting into the country’s biggest arenas in June 2020.

Based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, the award-winning wild child rock musical features a powerhouse of hits including “You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth,” “Bat Out Of Hell,” and “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”. An epic love story of rebellious youth and passion, this rock spectacular brings to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman in an exhilarating two and a half hour rock event.

Surrender to the ‘SHEER POUNDING ENERGY’ (Financial Times) of this ‘OUTRAGEOUS AND NOSTALGIC’ (The Times) Rock Musical and be part of the adrenaline pumping crowd witnessing the production at a scale and size NEVER SEEN BEFORE with the full international cast.See it big at the ultimate arena experience of 2020 with BAT OUT OF HELL – THE ROCK MUSICAL.of the adrenaline pumping crowd witnessing the production at a scale and size NEVER SEEN BEFORE with the full international cast.

See it big at the ultimate arena experience of 2020 with BAT OUT OF HELL – THE ROCK MUSICAL.

Maali Festival

Maali is the traditional name given to the black swan by the Nyoongar people. Maali Festival is a celebration that will fill the State Theatre Centre with First Nations culture and arts. Welcome to this complete take-over on the land of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.

  • Dates:Sunday 12 July 2020

Details

  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Food & drink,Free,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal
  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth

Description

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA AND PERTH THEATRE TRUST PRESENT
MAALI FESTIVAL
CURATED BY IAN MICHAEL AND CHLOE OGILVIE
 
CULTURE. COMMUNITY. CELEBRATION.
 
STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
SUNDAY 12 JULY
 
PRICES: Free
 
Maali is the traditional name given to the black swan by the Nyoongar people. Maali Festival is a celebration that will fill the State Theatre Centre with First Nations culture and arts. Welcome to this complete take-over on the land of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.
 
An extraordinary event to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity and resilience of the longest living culture in the world and its people.
 
Taking place during NAIDOC Week, Maali Festival is curated by Black Swan’s Resident Artists Chloe Ogilvie (Yamatji Nhanda) and Ian Michael (Nyoongar). A multi-disciplinary arts festival, with a program of FREE events across theatre, music, dance, film, exhibitions, markets plus family-friendly events and panel discussions. The entire program will be led by First Nations artists, arts companies and community, to tell stories..
 
Full program details to be advised on our website or join our mailing list to find out more.

Celtic Illusions Reimagined

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!

  • Dates:July 16
  • Time(s):7:30pm to 9:20pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Council Place
  • Ticket Price:$64.90 to $74.90
  • Ticket Price FROM:$64.90
  • Ticket price TO:$74.90
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Music:Country & Folk,Other Music,World

Description

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!

Fans who have witnessed the show previously will not dare to miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing two unique art forms is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, music and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2020.

Starring the multi talented Illusionist and former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Anthony street, and Georgia May, a female marvel in both dance and Illusion, these impeccable stars lead a cast of dancers gathered from across the globe into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the curtains opening.

Do not hesitate to book your tickets now before they disappear! We want you to be a part of the biggest Dance and Illusion show in the world!

To purchase tickets online visit www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/celtic-illusion-reimagined also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre

Tickets
Concession $69.90
Adult $74.90
Child $64.90
Family (2A + 2C) $67.50
Group of 10+ $69.90

Duration | 110mins including intermission

Recommended | All Ages

Deer Woman (CANCELLED)

A solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance presented by the Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

  • Dates:Jul 28 - Aug 1
  • Time(s):Jul 28 - 30: 7:00pm; Jul 31 - Aug 1: 7:30pm.
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$45
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Deer Woman tells the story of a young, missing and murdered girl in a country where over 1,600 Indigenous women and girls are officially recognised as being missing or murdered.

Lila, one missing girl’s big sister, refuses to stand idly by. She is the daughter of a hunter who taught her all he knew. She’s ex-army, too. When circumstances converge, Lila finds the perfect opportunity to investigate her baby sister’s murder.

Deer Woman premiered at Tawata Productions’ Kia Mau festival in Wellington, Aotearoa (NZ) in June of 2018 and was hailed as a highlight of the 2019 Sydney Festival, playing at Carriageworks to sold-out houses.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'This 5 star show that tours the world is ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation!’ (Daily Telegraph, UK)

  • Dates:Aug 14-15 2020
  • Time(s):7:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Venue:Multiple Venues

Details

  • Hosted By:Rigby's Bar & Bistro
  • Venue Address:Rigby's Bar & Bistro, 221 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$110.00
  • Ticket Price FROM:$75
  • Ticket price TO:$110
  • Type:Food & drink,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Internationally acclaimed, the show was born in April 1997 as a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved TV series. Nearly a million people around the world have seen it since.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.

Expect the unexpected!

 

Presented at the following venues: 

 5th of Aug: Halls Head, The Pipers Inn

11th of Aug: Moora, Moora Performing Arts Centre

13th of Aug: Pingelly, Pingelly Recreation & Cultural Centre

14th-15th of Aug: Perth, Rigby's Bar & Bistro

16th of Aug: Armadale, Ye Olde Narrogin Inne

The Sapphires(POSTPONED)

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

  • Dates:Aug 7
  • Time(s):7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$44.90
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,History,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre

Description

The Sapphires written & directed by Tony Briggs, is presented by the Esperance Civic Centre and proudly supported by Lotterywest.

The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like the Esperance Civic Centre and across the nation.

Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.

“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces." Tony Briggs

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

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REVIEWS

“A gem of a play. Briggs mixes fact and fiction to lay bare and flesh out his celebratory tale which, though political in patches, is focused on the personal. The Sapphires is heartfelt and joyous. Superb.”
Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald

“The Sapphires is a play about fulfilling dreams and challenging stereotypes. It is a play about hope.”
Kate Herbert, The Herald Sun

“The Sapphires is as close as anything I've seen to a sure-fire hit. This is great popular theatre, which is confident enough to take no prisoners.“
Alison Crogan, Theatre Notes

“Energetic, passionate, heart wrenching, uplifting, hilarious and engaging.”
Anna Locke, Australian Stage
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PURCHASE TICKETS online www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/sapphires-written-and-directed-tony-briggs

Duration: 140mins (including 20mins interval)

Rating: Suitable for ages 7+. Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.

Tickets:


Students: $25
Under 30: $30
Concessions: $39.90
Group of 6+ :$40
Adult: $44.90

Tickets also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre.

The 1's, The 0's, And Everything In Between (POSTPONED)

The 1s, the 0s, and Everything in Between invites you into a vortex of digital construction and communication. Written by award-winning WA playwright Chris Isaacs, this new play explores how the rapidly changing ways of our world intensifies our human need for connection.

  • Dates:August 12
  • Time(s):7:00pm to 8:15pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Council Place
  • Ticket Price:$17.50
  • Type:Performing Arts,Technology,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Esperance Civic Centre presents The 1s, the 0s and Everything in Between, Written By Chris Isaacs. Produced by Riptide Youth Performance Company, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre & Australian Theatre of Young People. Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

In this moment millions of interactions are taking place. We are chatting, texting, debating, liking, sharing, creating and selling more of ourselves than ever before. Never before in human history have we been able to overcome distance and remain so close.

The 1s, the 0s, and Everything in Between invites you into a vortex of digital construction and communication. Written by award-winning WA playwright Chris Isaacs, this new play explores how the rapidly changing ways of our world intensifies our human need for connection.

This successful new work, originally performed in 2018 at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, will return for a WA tour after a co-production with the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney at Griffin Theatre in June 2020.

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Reviews

“Everything about this production was brilliant – from the poignant, funny and shockingly relatable script and clever set, to the innovative staging and flawless performances.”

“The ensemble worked with Isaacs (an award-winning WA playwright), giving their thoughts and opinions on communication and how technology affects the way we connect with each other. This helps to explain why their performances appeared so natural and authentic; it was a case of their youth being an asset rather than a hurdle. I sincerely hope it can be restaged to a new and bigger audience.”
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Duration 75 mins | Recommended 15+
Warning: the script contains are adult concepts and swearing.

PURCHASE TICKETS on line at https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/1s-0s-and-everything-between, tickets also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre.

All tickets $17.50

York

Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over.

  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre
  • Dates:Aug 15 - Sep 6

Details

  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$36-$93
  • Ticket Price FROM:$36
  • Ticket price TO:$93
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company

Description

A tree-changing couple try to make an old building a home. A pack of Cub Scouts on summer camp are terrorised by a ghostly matron. A returned soldier seeks aid for his sick son. An unjust trial sentences two Nyoongar men to death.
 
Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over. Traversing four different eras, this daring new work sheds light on how our stories are told – and who tells them.
 
Inspired by 200 years of real accounts, York is a collaboration by Ian Michael and Chris Isaacs.
 
Light-hearted ghost stories and harrowing hauntings collide in this intergenerational production that includes Shareena Clanton (Wentworth), Alison van Reeken (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) and introducing fresh new WA talent from WA Youth Theatre Company.
 

Generator 2020

See what’s cooking in the next generation of performance makers at WAAPA in this curated evening of bite-size new works.

  • Dates:Aug 26-29
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:The Edith

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Between Buildings 1 and 5, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:Flat rate
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent

Description

From the creative minds of 2nd Year BPA Performance Making. There will be laughter, drama, politics and tears, in an evening that includes gutsy new writing and breathtaking visual and physical theatre.

Animal Farm

A timeless examination of extremist rule. Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.

  • Venue:Studio Underground
  • Dates:Sep 3 - 27

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$26-$59
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS
ANIMAL FARM
ADAPTED BY VAN BADHAM FROM THE NOVEL BY GEORGE ORWELL. 
 
Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.
 
Written in the 1940s by George Orwell as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments, Animal Farm is a timeless examination of extremist rule. This new adaptation continues to caution with the universal message that power can corrupt – and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
 
Adapted by political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, Q&A, The Drum and writer at The Guardian), this high-octane three-hander features a cast of stellar comedians, improvisers and storytellers. They bring to life a farmyard of characters including the hardworking Boxer and power hungry Napoleon. This is a biting political satire that will make you grunt.
 
 

Tilt

A creative performance by WAAPA's graduating class revealing just how innovative the theatre can be.

  • Dates:Sep 9 - 12 & 16 - 19
  • Time(s):7.00pm, Sat 12 & 19th matinee 2.00pm
  • Venue:Blue Room Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Perofming Arts
  • Venue Address:53 James St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Get ready to be inspired, provoked and entertained as WAAPA’s graduating performance makers hit the Blue Room Theatre stage at full tilt, showcasing their creative talents over two weeks in September. This is theatre at its most eclectic, with powerful performances and inventive stagecraft underpinning highly original works that explore the very edges of theatre making.

The Elephant Man

The world famous stage play that has sent chills down audiences for decades makes its way to UWA on behalf of WAAPA.

  • Dates:Sep 10-12, Sep 14-16
  • Time(s):Evening show 7:30pm, Matinee Sep 12 at 2:00pm
  • Venue:Dolphin Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Based on concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$37
  • Type:University,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Dolphin Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Spurned by society, a horribly deformed young man is a freak attraction in a travelling sideshow. But when a famous young doctor befriends him, John Merrick changes from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favourite of the aristocracy and literati. Can the Elephant Man achieve normality? And does he even want it? Based on the real-life story of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man is a powerful and poignant look at what it is to be different. Join WAAPA’s graduating actors as they present Bernard Pomerance’s multi-award-winning play in the intimate space of UWA’s Dolphin Theatre.

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