Arts & Culture

By A Thread by One Fell Swoop


It was a full house that filled the Big Top for the opening show of By a Thread, the physics-defying Fringe World Festival show by Melbourne-based circus One Fell Swoop.

Six performers entered wearing non-descript grey and white attire that belied the spectacle we were about to witness. Like the name “By a Thread” suggests, the ropes suspended from the ceiling were as integral to the show as its people were.

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Film Stars don't die in Liverpool at Luna


"Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool" is a story set in the 1970’s about the passionate romance between Hollywood film star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and young actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell).

In the movie what begins as a light hearted romance deepens into a strong and enduring bond that spans over many decades. Based on the memoir by Peter Turner, the movie flits between the past and the present – as it follows the blossoming relationship between Gloria and Peter.

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A Fantastic Woman at Luna


In A Fantastic Woman, Chilean transgender actress Daniela Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer and waitress.

She lives with her partner, business owner Orlando (Francisco Reyes), in his apartment.

Orlando is old enough to be Marina’s father but despite the age gap, the two are very much in love.

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Finding your Feet at Luna


The much anticipated feel good movie Finding your Feet which premiered at the 2017 Cunard British Film Festival is now showing at Luna Palace cinemas around Perth. 

We are introduced to the main character Sandra, living a nice middle class wealthy existence, recently honoured with the title “Lady”, whose world is suddenly turned upside down when she discovers her husband’s infidelity.

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A Sizzling Hot Night with Club Swizzle at the Ice Cream Factory


After three sell-out seasons at Fringe World Perth, the creators of La Soirée could be forgiven for sticking with a winning formula and bringing La Soirée 4.0 to Perth in 2018, no doubt to further packed houses.

But what would be the fun in that? Introducing Club Swizzle, which takes out the small circus ring and introduces a combined bar and runway for the performers to jump, strut, roll, spin and prowl upon.

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One Punch Wonder at the Actors' Hub


It was my second visit to The Actors’ Hub in less than a week. This time I was there to see One Punch Wonder, an original play developed as part of their 4x4x4 program for the Fringe World Festival.

As I walked into the theatre, I saw that the set had been transformed into a boxing ring. I took a seat “ringside”, though the intimate venue allowed everyone in attendance to be close to the action.

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The Tap Pack Turn it On at Fringe


It was a cool, balmy evening as we waited for our show at the Pleasure Gardens in Northbridge.

The pre-show stage was lit in an inviting, purple blue haze reminiscent of the smoke filled nightclubs from the 50's and 60's –not surprising considering that the Tap Pack are a modern day blend of the Rat Pack style and music mixed in with pulsating hot tap footwork and beats, along with some amazing finesse and brilliant showmanship.

As the show kicked off, 3 good looking and fit men (Rohan, Sam and Thomas) dressed in razor sharp suits strutted their stuff with slick moves and incredibly quick toe tapping.


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