Dust by Suzie Miller

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  • Heath Ledger Theatre

About the Play

What would you do if the world outside changed in an instant?

A great wind completely blankets Perth with red dust. Some believe that an apocalypse looms. But for others – a man and his young step-daughter, two strangers stranded in an airport lounge, young lovers in a hotel suite, a bride-to-be watching her white wedding disintegrate – the storm might be a gift.

A stunning look at the ways in which we love, blame, connect, and find beauty in the chaos of our lives.

Tender, uplifting and unforgettable, Dust, by acclaimed and dazzling playwright Suzie Miller is about the odysseys we embark on when our worlds turn upside down.

“[Suzie Miller’s] words have the capacity to make people see the world differently.” Andrew Denton

"Suzie Miller’s work is energetic, witty and insightful. Emily McLean is a terrific WA director making her Heath Ledger debut with a premiere Western Australian story. Dust will get into your carpets and under your hair. Immerse yourself in a play that will wind its way into your heart, and have pity for the poor bride who always wanted a white wedding." Kate Cherry

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Cast & Creatives

Cast includes: Benj D'Addario, Charlotte Devenport, Caroline McKenzie, Ben Mortley, Kelton Pell, Nicholas Starte, Alison van Reeken and Gemma Willing.

Directed by Emily McLean.

Designers: Set & Costume Designer Fiona Bruce, Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest.

Sound Designer James Luscombe, Video Designer Mia Holton.


"A fascinating patchwork of stories ... Top-notch performances abound." Stage Whispers

"Terrific. Dust is one of the most enjoyable and impressive new Australian plays Black Swan has mounted in recent years, and well worth seeing." The West Australian

"Epic and clever ... The performances are remarkable" Out in Perth

"Dust gets its…it gets what we care about, what we are scared about … brings contemporary issues to light in such a funny and endearing play that is uniquely Perth." Perth Walkabout

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