Author: Shannon Wren

Theatre Review: Toast is a bittersweet portrayal of grief, loss and family (Performances at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre until 27th May)

May 23, 2017

Liz Newell and Emily McLean have returned to The Blue Room Theatre with Toast, a charming exploration of grief, loss, and family. Following the sudden death of their mother, three sisters come together to clear out their childhood home. The headstrong Candice (Alison Van Reeken), recovering alcoholic Alex (Amy Mathews), and adoptive sister Sydney (Anna […]

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Book Review: John Kinsella’s Old Growth brazenly explores the complexities of human behaviour

March 27, 2017

In his latest collection, Perth author John Kinsella creates a uniquely Australian text that drops the reader seamlessly into the turning points in the lives of men, women, and children. Old Growth offers twenty-seven short stories set in recognisable West Australian landscapes from suburban Perth to dusty bush terrains and empty rural pubs. Kinsella’s language […]

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Perth International Arts Festival Review: Forgiving Night for Day is a deeply personal portrayal of different emotional states. (Performances until April 16th)

February 19, 2017

Saudade [soh-dah-duh] Noun: A nostalgic or melancholic state of longing for something or someone you love, with the knowledge that it may never return. West Australian artist Jacobus Capone’s Forgiving Night for Day is a reflective exploration of the Portuguese word ‘saudade,’ and a celebration of the musical genre Fado as a symbol of Lisbon and […]

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