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Spend Your Summer Nights at The Blue Room Theatre
Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
This summer cool down at the Blue Room Theatre and catch one of twelve hot new shows premiering as part of their Summer Nights Festival program. Photo Credit Nicolee Fox


The Blue Room Theatre's award-winning Summer Nights theatre program will return in 2022 with twelve hot new shows lined up featuring unique and visual storytelling and strong performances from some of Perth-Boorloo's best new and established artists. Summer Nights is an annual curated program of theatre and performance held at the Blue Room Theatre during Perth's bustling Summer Festival Season. The goal of Summer Nights is to present high-quality, diverse stories, that encourage discussion on social issues and showcase some of Western Australia's best independent artists.


Summer Nights 2022 from The Blue Room Theatre on Vimeo.



Located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, the Blue Room Theatre has been supporting Western Australia's independent theatre scene for 30 years. Since 2010, The Blue Room Theatre has presented 283 works and supported over 2,500 artists over 11 festivals and it was a FRINGE WORLD registered program from 2012 to 2020. Summer Nights has been so HUGE in the past it won FRINGE WORLD'S Best Independent Program Award for seven years in a row. In 2022 Summer Nights will be an independent event. It is going to be BIG.

Summer Nights 2022 will run at the Blue Room Theatre from Friday, 21 January to Saturday, 12 February 2022. To help get the party started, the festival will open with a FREE housewarming party held at the Blue Room Theatre on Friday, 21 February from 3pm-late for people 18 years and older. The Blue Room Theatre will be teaming up with community radio and the sound alternative RTRFM 92.1 to host a special outdoor broadcast of Friday's Full Frequency with Rok Riley from 3pm to 5pm. For more details about the Summer Nights Opening Housewarming Party, click here.

Information about each of the shows included in Summer Nights 2022 is listed below. How many shows are you planning to see? Just one or all twelve? Early bird tickets will be available for a limited time. For more information about each of the shows, please visit The Blue Room Theatre's website.

Stillbirth

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Ground-breaking new Australian play. Photo credit Andrea Lim


Ages: 15 years and older

Dates: Thursday, 27 January 2022 to Saturday, 5 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $23.00, Full Price $30.00, Concession $25.00

Show Summary:

From playwright-to-watch, Tinashe Jakwa. A white man seeks refuge in a black family's home, unable to flee and fearing discovery. Haunting sounds and a terrible stench permeate the family's house as the lines between black and white are blurred.

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107

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Angsty feminist punk rock musical. Photo credit Andrea Lim


Ages: 15 years and older

Dates: Thursday, 27 January 2022 to Saturday, 5 February 2022

Running Time: 90 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $23.00, Full Price $30.00, Concession $25.00

Show Summary:

Breakfast Club meets Spring Awakening - except it's teen girls of colour waiting for the bus in the Golden Triangle of Perth's western suburbs. Written by Michele Gould and directed by Daley Rangi.

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Conversations with a Fish

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Existential fish crises. Photo credit Helah Milroy.


Ages: 14 years and older

Dates: Thursday, 27 January 2022 to Thursday, 3 February 2022

Running Time: 70 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $21.00, Full Price $28.00, Concession $23.00

Show Summary:

A series of 'choose your own adventure' style dark comedies that activate democracy and provoke deep reflection upon human existence. The is the debut professional play from First Nations artist Helah Milroy.

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She's Terribly Greedy

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Contradictions explode in movement. Photo credit Tay Conway.


Ages: 15 years and older

Dates:Thursday, 27 January 2022 to Thursday, 3 February 2022

Running Time: 50 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $21.00, Full Price $28.00, Concession $23.00

Show Summary:

A group of daring WAAPA graduates serve up the multiple identities that one woman wants to inhabit at the same time, ripping open female contradiction and shredding oppressive
patriarchal ideologies.

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Wildcard

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Music, dance, storytelling – expect every card in the deck! Photo credit Shanaya Arya.


Ages: 16 years and older

Dates:Thursday, 27 January 2022 to Saturday, 5 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $18.00, Full Price $25.00, Concession $20.00

Show Summary:

Facilitated and directed by Henry Boles, your nightly line-up will bang heads and seek to create a work that exemplifies the exquisite space between them, with no two nights ending up the same.

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Salome

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Dance-theatre about virus, sickness, sex, and shit. Photo credit Hannah Laurent


Ages: 18 years and older

Dates: Thursday, 27 January 2022 to Saturday, 5 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $18.00, Full Price $25.00, Concession $20.00

Show Summary:

Created by independent theatre f**kfaces Andrew Sutherland (Squid Vicious) and Joe Paradise Lui (Renegade Productions) this is a "dance of the 7 veils" that eventually exhausts and ruins the performers in their attempt to unravel their utmost desires.

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The Complete Show of Water Skiing

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
A feel-good play about a forgotten sport. Photo credit Rebecca Stone.


Ages: General

Dates:Tuesday, 8 February 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $23.00, Full Price $30.00, Concession $25.00

Show Summary:

Summer. Perth. 2022. Armed with her late grandfather's copy of 'The Complete Book of Water Skiing,' and the power of friendship, Jenny and her mates set out to compete in the grand water skiing championships.


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The Ugly

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Live music and strip tease. Photo credit Daniel James Grant.


Ages: 18 years and older

Dates: Tuesday, 8 February 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $23.00, Full Price $30.00, Concession $25.00

Show Summary:

Created and performed by Phoebe Sullivan (Beginning at the End [of Capitalism]) and Joe Paradise Lui (Unsung Heroes), performance art meets cabaret in this complicated, writhing mess of sex and nudity that questions what and how we define 'desirable.'

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Mother of Compost

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Live music, mess, family photos, and dragged-up parodies. Photo credit Edwin Sitt.


Ages: 15 years and older

Dates:Friday, 4 February 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $21.00, Full Price $28.00, Concession $23.00

Show Summary:

Noemie Huttner-Koros invites you to rake what your mumma gave you in this queer and unruly family gathering, a party and a communal grieving for all that is being lost and everything that is still left to fight for.

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Takatăpui

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Queer joy and hot rage. Photo credit Andrea Lim.


Ages: 18 years and older

Dates: Friday, 4 February 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022

Running Time: 55 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $21.00, Full Price $28.00, Concession $23.00

Show Summary:

A new solo tour de force by unpredictable antidisciplinary artist Daley Rangi, the piece unearths the shadowy events of one fateful night out, an attempt to 'just be yourself' which ends in a cruel act of control, a journey of identity fraught with peril.

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Leo/Taurus/Taurus

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Who are you when you strip it all away? Photo credit Michelle Endersbee


Ages: 15 years and older

Dates: Tuesday, 8 February 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $18.00, Full Price $25.00, Concession $20.00

Show Summary:

Told through personal storytelling, movement, songs and poetry, Leo/Taurus/Taurus is a glittery, energetic, moving journey through our search for meaning, and the tools we use to figure out who we are; from astrology to Myers Briggs, Buzzfeed quizzes to IQ tests

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Utopia

Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2022
Raw, visceral, postmodern theatre. Photo credit Brian Liau


Ages: 16 years and older

Dates:Tuesday, 8 February 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022

Running Time: 45 minutes

Ticket Prices: Early Bird $18.00, Full Price $25.00, Concession $20.00

Show Summary:

Amir Musavi is presenting his first play in Western Australian as writer and director. Born in Afghanistan and arriving in Australia just two years ago, Utopia is a work of anger, insight, despair, and resilience … an urgent expression from a young man watching horrors unfold in his homeland and across the globe.

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Why? Summer Nights is a curated program of theatrical performances held at the Blue Room Theatre once a year during Perth’s Summer Festival Season.
When: Friday, 21 January 2022 to Saturday, 12 February 2022
Where: The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Ticket costs vary per show. Check the Blue Room Theatre’s website for more details.
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