NEWS: WHAT’S ON? week ending 13.12



We’ve had a lot of 2016 season launches from all around town in the past couple of weeks, and boy is there some exciting stuff on the horizon for Perth!

And tomorrow the Fringe World 2016 and Blue Room Summer Nights programs go live, so here at Perth Arts Live, we’re all aflutter with the excitement that’s beginning to build!

But 2015 ain’t over yet, and there are a few things on to keep us going until the end of the year. Let’s take a look!


iabeIn a Bony Embrace

Hayman Theatre and The Blue Room Theatre

Runs 8 – 12 Dec



About the show:


A play that explores love. Young love. Love in a hyper connected world. Love with a Capital L. Love in a century of infinite options. Love in a world with Tinder. Love in a place where a celebrity dog is more important than thousands of drowning strangers. Love in an age of knowing too much and understanding too little. In a Bony Embrace is a funny, beautifully dark, heightened play about clichés and hopelessness, break-ups and modern love.

This premiere production of In A Bony Embrace is part of STAGE ONE, an initiative of the Performance Studies course at Curtin University that annually offers a Western Australian playwright the opportunity to write and premiere a new play.

Featuring: Chelsea Gibson, Daisy Coyle, Beth Tremlett, Anna Lindstedt, Jessica Moyle, Sean Guastavino, Nathan Whitebrook, Alex Gerrans, Tristan McInnes and Kane Parker

8 December 7pm
9 December 7pm
10 December 7pm
11 December 6pm & 8:30pm
12 December 6pm & 8:30pm

Written by Gita Bezard and directed by Adam Mitchell

Book tickets here.


r1502320_22190496Symphony in the City

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

December 12




About the show:

Symphony in the City has become a highlight of the summer calendar for thousands of people in Perth. In 2015, this spectacular event will feature classical and movie favourites performed by the Orchestra and WASO Chorus under the direction of Principal Conductor Asher Fisch.

The concert will finish with the 1812 Overture accompanied by a theatrical pyrotechnics display, which is always a highlight of this free outdoor concert. Save the date now and join WASO for a magical night under the stars.

Pre-concert activities at Langley Park will begin from 5pm. These include face-painting for children, balloon artistry and live jazz performed by the Ray Walker Trio.

WAGNER Tannhäuser: Entrance of the Guests
SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Overture
STRAUSS, J. Jr Blue Danube: Waltzes
VIVALDI Gloria: Gloria in excelsis deo
BACH, J.S. Orchestral Suite No.2 (Minuet & Badinerie)
HOLST The Planets: Mars
MOZART Requiem: Lacrimosa
BOTTESINI Elegy – For Double Bass with Orchestra
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Arc: Raiders March
PUCCINI Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo from Act III
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Asher Fisch conductor
Stephen Curry presenter
Andrew Nicholson flute
Andrew Sinclair double bass
WASO Chorus  

You don’t have to book tickets because it’s FREE! But get down to Langley Park early for a good seat.

More info here.


Precipice by Rachel Arienne Ogle at the State Theatre Centre‘Collab 2: Choreography & Sound Design’ Showing


Friday 11 Dec



About the show:

To conclude STRUT’s second Collaborations Master Workshop for 2015 (Dance/ Music Collab with Rachel Ogle & Luke Smiles) we’re presenting a special ‘studio scale’ performance outcome of what choreographer and composer participants have achieved during their 2 week ‘Collab’.

Thumbnail image of precipice, by collaborators Rachel Arianne Ogle and Luke Smiles, originally reviewed here.

Date: Friday 11 Dec 2015

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre WA

Cost: $10 (pay cash or card at the door)

More about the workshop here.



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