Arts

Play makes world premiere in Fremantle

ENHANCED by Lee Buddle’s wonderfully descriptive musical score in this world premiere, early morning birdsong introduces the audience to the small farming community of Merredin, WA, in the first days of its settlement. more »

Dave Hughes launches his stand-up career... again

Dave Hughes will perform in Subiaco and Mandurah in October.

WHILE some might think giving up a cushy job in radio and television is a stupid idea, for comedian Dave Hughes it turned out to be one of his best decisions. more »

Nomad actor roams west for new production

Trevor Jamieson (left) in <em>Hipbone Sticking Out</em>.

WHEN people ask actor Trevor Jamieson where he lives, his answer is simple – in Australia. more »

Theatre tells real rural stories

Ruth Battle (Rockingham) and Chloe Flockart (Como). Taken by Martin Kennealey

DROUGHT, bushfires and kangaroo plagues are all part of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s new production, Farm. more »

WA theatre company falls left of centre again

Tim Watts stars in latest show, <em>Falling Through Clouds.</em> Taken by Marcus Whisson

SINCE launching last December, independent theatre company The Last Great Hunt has been going from strength to strength. more »

Soprano lands dream role in Phantom of the Opera

Emma Pettemerides (Cottesloe) will play diva opera singer Carlotta in <em>The Phantom of the Opera.</em> Taken by Andrew Ritchie

IT may have taken longer than she had hoped, but Cottesloe soprano Emma Pettemerides is finally performing her dream role, diva Carlotta, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. more »

Actor admits to severe Pottermania

James Percy and Benjamin Stratton condense all seven Harry Potter books into a 70-minute production in <em>Potted Potter.</em>

JAMES Percy always knew he wanted to be an actor and the role of Harry Potter was at the top of his list. more »

TV series celebrates stupidity

Rob Sitch at ABC Studios in East Perth. Taken by Marcus Whisson

EVERYTHING Working Dog Productions touches turns to gold and the Melbourne-based team’s latest ABC eight-part series, Utopia, is proving no exception. more »

Home is where the art is for exiled theatremaker

Renegade Productions director, writer and designer Joe Lui (Mt Lawley). Taken by Marcus Whisson

IT WAS not until he was in the car on the way to Perth airport in 2007 that Singapore native Joe Lui made a decision that would change his life forever – to stay and become an Australian resident. more »

Dance-drama tells Brazilian stories

<em>Brazouka</em> writer and producer Pamela Stephenson-Connolly with performers, from left, Braz Dos Santos and Romina Hidalgo. Taken by Marcus Whisson

PAMELA Stephenson-Connolly discovered her passion for dance as a child when she and her sister were sent to classes during their recovery from polio. more »

Moving art on a white canvas

Art facilitator Kate Leslie with artist Catherine White. Picture: Elle Borgward.

STEEL wool, power drills, mops and her own wheelchair treads are just a few of Gosnells artist Catherine White’s preferred painting tools. more »

Street artist paints his way around the world

Boy dreams of becoming a fighter pilot, as seen on the wall of Guildford Book Exchange. Photographer: Bruce Hunt.

PAINTING his way around Perth and more recently Europe is emerging street artist Dolus, whose thought-provoking pop art is fast becoming a talking point in suburbs in and around the city. more »

Artists grow healthy together

Sandra Squires (Artist, Bertram), Carol Hazel (Director Wild Twig, Mandurah), Rosie Smith (Curator of Exhibition/Counselling Psychotherapist, Baldivis) at Wild Twig Studios, Fremantle. Photographer: Elle Borgward.

ART is regularly used as a way to channel and better understand what goes on inside oneself. more »

Madcap crime comedy has serious centre

Mike Smith (Richard Hannay) and Anna Burgess (Annabella) in <em>The 39 Steps.</em>

MELBOURNE actress Anna Burgess is not sure what playing multiple characters in every show she has worked on the last three years says about her, but she is certainly having a lot of fun. more »

Dramafest brings theatre lovers out to play

Dramafest festival director Emma Marie Davis.

COMO performer Emma Marie Davis was introduced to the concept of Dramafest a few years ago when she attended to support her husband, Ben, in a play. more »

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