We take a look at some of the offerings Perth theatre companies have to warm up winter this July.
This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre Company, as part of its July school holiday program, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl does Nothing, tells the tale of three sisters abandoned by their father in the forest. Confronted with an uncertain future, one decides to walk her way around the world, one decides to do the same but in the opposite direction, and one decides to stay where she is.
After 20 years of exploring the sisters reach their destination. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer this modern day fairy tale is an epic tale about the search for happiness, self and a place to call home.
Subiaco Arts Centre – 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 July. 10:30 & 1:00pm
Tickets through BOCS or (08) 9484 1133
Cabaret Soirée – Downstairs at the Maj
Downstairs at the Maj continues its 2012 Cabaret Soirée season with Nick Christo’s Well Swung. Fresh from his critically acclaimed The Fabulous Frances Faye, Western Australian born Christo’s new show will include jazz standards and pop songs in a musical mash up combined together with razor sharp jibes.
Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 July. 7:30pm
Also playing Downstairs at the Maj during July:
Two Weeks in Paris
Kitchmas in July
The Alister Spence Trio
Further information and bookings through BOCS or 9484 1133
Morning Melodies kicks off its second season with the female star of Doctor Zhivago, Lucy Maunder. Performed on the main stage of His Majesty’s Theatre, Lucy will sing a selection of tunes from the songbook of Irving Berlin on Wednesday July 25. The season will continue with Viva’s Spanish Fiesta on Wednesday 3 October and finish with the bother and sister team of Tod Johnston and Trudy Dunn, as they pay tribute to their parents – Perth theatrical legends – Jill Perryman and Kevin Johnston.
Tickets through BOCS online or 9484 1133
$60.00 Season Tickets
Signs of Life
After the success of Rising Water, Black Swan State Theatre Company presents the second of Tim Winton’s plays, Signs of Life.
Signs of Life is the story about people with uncertain futures, in a country where nobody belongs, and everyone’s fate seems to have been determined by those who came before. Directed by Kate Cherry with a cast including Helen Morse, George Sheutsou and Pauline Whyman.
State Theatre Centre of WA
Heath Ledger Theatre
21 July – 12 August
Tickets through BOCS or 9484 1133