BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS

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In collaboration with the Blue Room Theatre
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Playthings

Studio Underground
01 May - 08 May Tickets between $22.00 - $45.00
Past Event
01 May
TO  -
08 May
Tickets between $22.00 - $45.00
Past Event

Playthings

Written and directed by Scott McArdle. Originally Produced and Presented by Second Chance Theatre.
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE

Lucy and Arnold are 13. Both outcasts. Both have seen hard times. Both irrevocably changed from one adventure into the bush looking for a dying kangaroo. Now they must navigate a wasteland of broken hearts, peed pants and carrot spew. It’s homework, hormones and homicide.

A hit of The Blue Room Theatre 2019 season, this modern suburban coming-of-age story explores how we hurt each other, how we help those that are hurting, and how your music taste is never better than when you’re a teenager.

HEARTFELT, EFFECTIVE STORYTELLING THAT DRAWS YOU IN AND DEMANDS THAT YOU CARE - Stage Whispers


Hey d*#kface

I know where to find a dead kangaroo. There’s one in the bush near my house. Want to see it? I’m going tonight. Sneaking out my window. Unless you’re scared. Are you scared? Are you nervous? No?

Meet me at the fallen tree.

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  • Dates

    01 May - 08 May

    Venue

    Studio Underground

    Pricing

    Tickets between $22.00 - $45.00

    Recommended age

    15+

    Duration

    90 minutes (no interval)

    Warning

    Coarse language, fake blood, strobe lighting, adult themes including child abuse, references to suicide and self harm

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  • STANDARD

    • $45.00 Adult
    • $35.00 Concession
    • $35.00 Preview/Matinee Performance
    • $22.00 Student

    GROUPS (8+)

    • $35.00 Adult

    SCHOOLS

    • $22.00 Schools (10+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
    • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

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    • For accessible booking information please visit the State Theatre Centre's website. We recommend all accessible bookings are made at the venue box office or by calling (08) 6212 9292.

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Artists

  • Daniel Buckle, Cast

    Daniel Buckle

    Cast

  • St John Cowcher, Cast

    St John Cowcher

    Cast

  • Siobhan Dow-Hall, Cast

    Siobhan Dow-Hall

    Cast

  • Courtney Henri, Cast

    Courtney Henri

    Cast

  • Scott McArdle, Writer/Director

    Scott McArdle

    Writer/Director

  • Sara Chirichilli, SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

    Sara Chirichilli

    SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

  • Kristie Smith, Lighting Designer

    Kristie Smith

    Lighting Designer

  • Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER

    Rebecca Riggs-Bennett

    COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER

  • Erin Lockyer, Assistant Producer

    Erin Lockyer

    Assistant Producer

  • Alexa Taylor, DRAMATURG

    Alexa Taylor

    DRAMATURG

Daniel Buckle, Cast

Daniel Buckle

Cast

St John Cowcher, Cast

St John Cowcher

Cast

Siobhan Dow-Hall, Cast

Siobhan Dow-Hall

Cast

Courtney Henri, Cast

Courtney Henri

Cast

Scott McArdle, Writer/Director

Scott McArdle

Writer/Director

Sara Chirichilli, SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Sara Chirichilli

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Kristie Smith, Lighting Designer

Kristie Smith

Lighting Designer

Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER

Rebecca Riggs-Bennett

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER

Erin Lockyer, Assistant Producer

Erin Lockyer

Assistant Producer

Alexa Taylor, DRAMATURG

Alexa Taylor

DRAMATURG

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