Welcome to our 2022 season KIN

Find out everything you need to know about our 2022 Season by downloading our brochure.

Kaya all,
Kaya all,

At Black Swan, we work, create and perform on Whadjuk boodjah, and we pay our respects to Nyoongar Elders past and present. With thanks to Dr Richard Walley OAM, you can watch our Welcome to Country in the video below.

Every one of us is the product of our kin, not just genetically but culturally. We each carry a narrative within us that comes from our families. There is a story in us all about how we were loved, and we bring this story with us to our own families, to our friendships, to our workplaces, and to the theatre.

In Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie we meet the Wingfields, trapped in each others’ orbit, held in the slippery grip of memory. The co-dependence of mother and child in Ella Hickson’s extraordinary play Oil is matched by the co-dependence of us all on one of Earth’s most precious and finite resources, in a drama that asks: is blood thicker than oil? Two works by Western Australian writers, Andrea Gibbs’ Barracking for the Umpire and Liz Newell’s Toast, bring us into the homes of families dealing with loss – both hilarious and devastating. Deeply relatable. Once brings strangers together in perfect harmony in a musical at The Regal Theatre, and Connected brings strangers together online with the magic of mindgames. Kin by kismet. City of Gold by Meyne Wyatt puts a family on stage with an unbroken lineage through multimillennia, surviving centuries of colonial violence and asks us to all take a stand against racism: “offend your family, call it out”. If you only see one piece of theatre this year, it must be this, but we are really hoping that you’ll join us for everything.

This is my final year of curating a season of works for Black Swan and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every single member of the Black Swan family. Gathering audiences and collaborating with extraordinary artists has given me five years of joy and kinship. Thank you.

Clare Watson

Artistic Director

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Members save up to 25% off tickets

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$165

*Standard ticket prices for 3 play combo.
Further concessions apply

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Buy any combination of three or more plays to enjoy all the benefits of membership. It’s like a choose your own adventure of theatre.

Note: Connected is only available for single ticket purchase.

Can’t decide on which plays you’d like to see?

We've curated some enticing options for you below:

  • GLOBAL TRIUMPHS

    Once / The Glass Menagerie / Oil

    Sit back, relax, be entertained, and taken around the world with these international smash hits that have wowed audiences globally.

    Prices From $115 - $301

  • HOME GROWN HITS

    City of Gold / Barracking for the Umpire / Toast

    Experience some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining WA stories from Kalgoorlie to Donnybrook, to right here in Perth’s backyard.

    Prices From $84 - $190

  • OPENING NIGHTS

    City of Gold / Barracking for the Umpire / The Glass Menagerie / Oil

    This premium package is a great way to experience the excitement and electricity of an opening night performance and mingle with the artists post-performance.

    Prices From $405 - $550

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  • GLOBAL TRIUMPHS

    Once / The Glass Menagerie / Oil

    Sit back, relax, be entertained, and taken around the world with these international smash hits that have wowed audiences globally.

    Prices From $115 - $301

  • HOME GROWN HITS

    City of Gold / Barracking for the Umpire / Toast

    Experience some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining WA stories from Kalgoorlie to Donnybrook, to right here in Perth’s backyard.

    Prices From $84 - $190

  • OPENING NIGHTS

    City of Gold / Barracking for the Umpire / The Glass Menagerie / Oil

    This premium package is a great way to experience the excitement and electricity of an opening night performance and mingle with the artists post-performance.

    Prices From $405 - $550

GLOBAL TRIUMPHS

Once / The Glass Menagerie / Oil

Sit back, relax, be entertained, and taken around the world with these international smash hits that have wowed audiences globally.

Prices From $115 - $301

HOME GROWN HITS

City of Gold / Barracking for the Umpire / Toast

Experience some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining WA stories from Kalgoorlie to Donnybrook, to right here in Perth’s backyard.

Prices From $84 - $190

OPENING NIGHTS

City of Gold / Barracking for the Umpire / The Glass Menagerie / Oil

This premium package is a great way to experience the excitement and electricity of an opening night performance and mingle with the artists post-performance.

Prices From $405 - $550

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