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Selkie at The Blue Room

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
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Life on dry ground is not well suited to a Selkie
The Blue Room Theatre company has a history of promoting local talent and fostering artistic ambitions and collegiality, as per their new innovative Good Play Club.

They have supported and produced a series of plays over the next few months to establish new and emerging writers.

Selkie, The Blue Room, Finn O'Branagáin, Joe Lui
Selkie at The Blue Room (Photograph by Callum Sims)

The first of these is a new play by Finn O'Branagáin (The Epic) named for the mythological creature from the Orkney Islands, the Selkie. In the water a seal and on the land the pelt peels off and they assume human form.

Selkie, The Blue Room, Finn O'Branagáin, Joe Lui
Selkie on a stamp of the Faroe Islands (Image in te piblic domain)

Selkie the play is about one, Rónnad, who 'feels the magnetic pull of the moon and the tide calling her home. Drying out, she is helpless and held captive in a body and a world which are not her own.'

Selkie, The Blue Room, Finn O'Branagáin, Joe Lui
Finn O'Branagáin (Photograph by Daniel J Grant)

Directed by Joe Lui (Letters Home, The Tribe), Renegade Productions' Selkie runs from Tuesday the 12th April until the 30th at The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 53 James Street, Northbridge. Tickets cost between $18 and $28 and may be obtained on line from The Blue Room's website here.

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Why? Selkie is a provocative work by a local author
When: 7:00pm
Phone: 9227 7005
Where: The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cutural Centre, James Street, Northbridge
Cost: $18 to $28
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