Set among three grieving sets of parents on summer holidays, a summary of the play would make Away seem like a tragedy. It is actually a tenderhearted look at Australia.
Australian dramatist David Williamson’s new book is a mash up of memoir and autobiography, which casts himself as a former ‘plunderer’ of other’s lives.
Set at a long, beery election night party, David Williamson’s classic play is laced with unfinished sexual encounters, fist fights and drunken accusations. It feels remarkably fresh today.
When the future is clearly changing but we can’t focus on tomorrow, should we just keep dancing? Pamela Rabe anchors the absurdity of The Cherry Orchard.
Dogged, a new play at Griffin, seeks to tell both sides of the Australian story, exploring ideas of territory, guilt and culpability.
Loosely based on the ABC journalist’s own experiences, Stop Girl opens up a story about PTSD after war.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ acerbic, hilarious play is set on an old American plantation, but Wesley Enoch
Ex theatre critic for The Australian and founder of Currency Press and Currency House, Katharine Brisbane, now 89, has issued a call to arms for the arts to be taken seriously.
Artists Ian Wilkes and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger invite audiences to walk where the first contact between Noongar and white settlers at Lake Monger took place.
With travel bans and conservative limits on theatre capacities, this year’s Ten Days is a smaller affair than usual, placing community arts at its heart.
Mararo Wangai is captivating in his play, which captures the truth of being Black African in Australia.
Produced by Perth’s wunderkinder ensemble The Last Great Hunt, Whistleblower is about the thrill of the risk when you throw the audience into the spotlight.
In this brilliant new adaptation, Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is transported to Manjimup, 300 km south of Perth, and the Australia of the 1980s.
This new play based on Martin McKenna’s memoir tells a difficult story with theatrical skill and artistic heart.
Through the whale’s journey from life to death, Caleb escapes the emotional toll of his situation, and finds his path forward.
A celebration of life, love and resilience, The Rise and Fall of Saint George is a restorative experience.
Yaron Lifschitz’s spellbinding physical drama has just the right amount of play, death-defying tricks and whimsical imagery.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s biography is an intimate and personal play, tempered with humour and love.
Actor Eryn Jean Norvill’s portrayal of all the characters in The Portrait of Dorian Gray triumphantly illustrates Oscar Wilde’s notion of the self as a form of performance.
In Kodie Bedford’s first play, Bernadette returns to her family in Geraldton – where everything is as mad as ever.