Articles on ‘Black Swan State Theatre Company’

Gasp! by Queensland Theatre Company

Remember when the advertising industry first introduced bottled water? Many thought it was a ridiculous idea that would never take off and I for one, refused to buy it on political/ethical grounds. Ben Elton’s hil’air’ious satire Gasp! looks at a money hungry mining company which is devouring our resources one commodity at a time. When… Read more.


Every once in a while a show comes along that will stay with you for a long time. Ben Elton’s satirical work Gasp! is one such show. It’s little wonder that this show has stood the test of time and still holds as much relevance as it did when it was first developed for London… Read more.

Black Swan’s 2015 Program includes Major Broadway Musical

Following on from previously produced musicals Bran Nue Dae and the Sapphires, Western Australia’s The Black Swan State Theatre Company announced it would end its 2015 season with the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Next to Normal. Starring Rachel Beck the musical has been voted one of the top ten musicals of the 21st century…. Read more.

As You Like It: Black Swan State Theatre Company

Not Having seen a William Shakespeare play since studying them in high school, I wasn’t entirely sure what I would be in for. Much to my delight, the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s incredible, modern take on this joyful play is endlessly engaging and wildly entertaining. Duke Senior is exiled into the Forest of Arden… Read more.

Flood by Chris Isaacs | Black Swan and Fringe World 2014

Flood is teeming with firsts: it’s the first production of Black Swan’s 2014 season, it’s the first official Fringe World show to open pre-festival (Fringe opens officially on 24 January) and it’s the first staged production of a new work to come out of Black Swan’s Emerging Writers Group. This might add a significant amount… Read more.

Black Swan 2014 Season Launch

Black Swan State Theatre Company officially launched their 2014 season Monday night at the Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre Centre. On hand for the evening’s festivities to warm up the buzzing crowd was Perth jazz chanteuse Libby Hammer, and amongst the denizens were a few nationally famous faces and a considerable number of… Read more.

Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities is yet another award winning Broadway play made available for Brisbane audiences thanks to the joint efforts of the Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company. Written by Professor Jon Robin Baitz (veteran playwright, and executive producer of the long running American ABC series Brothers & Sisters), Other Desert Cities… Read more.