With a selection of bright ideas from theatre companies you know and love, new work from emerging artists, beautiful contemporary dance and great twists on classic stories you've never seen performed like this before. The August-December program is bringing some great performances, there's something for everyone (and there is definitely a lot for me!).
Nine great shows to feed your creative soul and I can't wait!
Hedda 13 - 31 August A reformation of Henrik Isbin's 1890 Norwegian script Hedda Gabler, after the timely arrival of Hedda's friend and former lover, Hedda hatches a plan to escape her boring marriage. Hedda brought to you by This One Show and performed by two fantastic Norwegian actors.
The Little Mermaid 20 August - 7 September Roll over Disney and Hans Christian Andersen - The Little Mermaid is a tale of people floating, bobbing, drowning in their own bleak seas. Far out in the ocean it's very, very deep.
The Boat Goes Over the Mountain 10 - 28 September
In the jungles of Peru a man recounts the nine testing ayahuasca ceremonies. It's time for the ceremony, but if the medicine that will cure you will also turn you inside out - will you drink it? Always know where your bucket is, and please keep your hands inside the carriage - the boat goes over the mountain.
Broken Colour 17 September - 5 October A melting pot of creativity and madness, blurring the lines between the sane and the not. Psychiatrist Gareth and his wife Olivia's marriage is on shaky ground. But the entrance of disturbing, yet illuminating patient, Eliza brings with it the deterioration of Gareth's grip on reality.
8 - 26 October
This new play by Shane Adamczak is a dark comedy about Matt; the dreamer, man of an alternate reality. His therapist suggests he keep a dream journal and all is well, until he meets Kelly; the beautiful girl with the trampoline, the girl of his dreams.
15 October - 2 November
New work from Renegade Productions - The Tribe, explores the most destructive of human instincts; the us and them. Told in three parts through the fall of Lucifer, the quest of an Amazon Queen to find her home and the televised fantasies of a suburban woman.
The Tribe - showing at The Blue Room 15 Oct - 2 Nov
Standing Bird Two
12 - 29 November
Performed by Dance Australia's 2012 Most Outstanding Female; Jacqui Claus, this, the part two to Standing Bird is a personal odyssey through fear, submersion and transformation.
13 - 30 November
This intriguing contemporary dance piece, first performed at Summer Nights for Perth Fringe Festival 2013, depicts those moments of uncanny, uneasy calm right before a person loses control. Choreographed by Patrice Smith and performed by two stunning WA dancers.
19 November - 7 December
A two man, one puppet show about Bruce; a yellow block of foam with a heart of gold. Brought to you by one of Perth's most prolific theatre companies; Weeping Spoon Productions. Winners of the 13th Hour Award at Montreal Fringe and Best Comedy Act at Southbound Festival - Bruce is a must see.