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The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek | Even bunyips can suffer an identity crisis, as you'll
see in this whimsical folktale set in the Australian bush. The lonely creature is joined on stage by a bunch
of colourful animal characters, including a mad emu, naughty echidna and a couple of ditzy kangaroos.
The production, which features hand-carved puppets, will delight audiences of all ages. Spare Parts
Puppet Theatre, Fremantle, July 3-17, sppt.asn.au.
Magic without magicians? That's the trick to this
show, starring local illusionists Matt Penny and Chris
Kenworthy. They are removing all the cheesy jokes
and banter usually associated with magic, leaving
just their hands to do the talking. Tricks include
impossible card changes through glass, floating and
dancing objects and amazing card manipulation.
The Blue Room, July 6-24, blueroom.org.au.
A cocky Scottish boy meets a quiet Muslim
girl and the pair somehow find themselves
embroiled in a murder. After seeking refuge
in a hunting lodge, the characters undergo a
tremulous journey towards self-discovery and
love. This coming-of-age tale by playwright
David Greig is presented by the Black Swan
State Theatre Company. PICA, August 6-22,
Twelfth Night « When Viola assumes the identity of a man, it sets off an intricate chain
of events in the enchanted dukedom of Illyria. Drawing on themes of madness, mistaken identity
and unrequited love, this romantic comedy is one of Shakespeare's quintessential works. Roger
Hodgman will direct the production for the Black Swan State Theatre Company. Playhouse Theatre,
July 24-August 8, bocsticketing.com.au.
The Myth of Julian Rose
Bringing together some of the state's best creative
talents, The Myth of Julian Rose is a new play by local
writer Daniel Kershaw and award-winning director
Marisa Garreffa. By exploring the tormented psyche
of the central character, it illustrates the often fluid
line between fantasy and reality. The Blue Room,
June 9-26, blueroom.org.au.
The Boy Friend
The girls are flapper and the guys are dapper in this
1920s tale of love on the French Riviera. Featuring
renowned Australian singer Julie Anthony and a full
on-stage orchestra, this production will leave your
toes tapping to the Charleston beat. His Majesty's
Theatre, July 21-24, bocsticketing.com.au.
Yellow Moon ~ The Ballad
of Leila and Lee
Two artists confront
their individual histories
in this piece: she
practices weird moves,
he dresses up and
relives past moments
of glory. Together, they
look for a place to start
so that they can finish.
This new work was
choreographed by Sue
Peacock with Stefan
Karlsson. PICA, June
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