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A natural rock formation in the rough shape of a window looks out over a river and surrounding Nanda Country. Two children wearing Akubra hats sit in the window, their backs to the camera.
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APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.

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Family Fiesta

Family Fiesta launches into space these school holidays at MPAC. Join us for stellar theatre, music and art.

A black and white photograph of a well-presented, older white man standing in a doorway, with his left hand on his hip and hie right hand and upper arm braced against the doorframe. Many bookshelves are visible in the background behind them. Frank Van Straten.
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Vale Frank van Straten AM

The renowned theatre historian, archivist, author and performing arts devotee has died, aged 87.

A person in an orange top manipulates two puppets - an old woman in a wicker chair and a young boy with a yellow jumper and orange hair. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
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Performance review: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Claremont Showground

A puppetry show that lovingly explores an intergenerational bond.

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Opera review: The Nightingale and Other Fables, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Festival

A stunningly inventive operatic reimagining makes its Australian debut in Adelaide. 

The Jungle Book Reimagined. Image is a group of actors on a stage with a backdrop lit blue. They are stretching and crouching, playing jungle animals.
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Performance review: Jungle Book reimagined, Perth Festival

A dystopian-tinged dance interpretation of Kipling's classic work.

Pillow Fight. Against a black backdrop man and woman sit on a bunk bed surrounded by toys and puppets. Beside the bunk are boxes with labels like ’stuff’, ‘junk’, ‘Shane’s cool stuff’ and ‘Nadia’s baby stuff’.
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Theatre review: Pillow Fight, Claremont Showground, Perth

A puppet show about sibling love and rivalry covers a vast terrain of adventures.

Il Tabarro. Four opera singers dressed in period nautical gear sing from the prow of a ship.
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Opera review: Il Tabarro, Sydney Festival

Ambitiously staged aboard a lightship, this production struggled to stay afloat.

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How Bluey made the move from animation to stage

ArtsHub speaks with 'Bluey's Big Play' puppetry director Jacob Williams and performer Jess Golle on translating from screen to stage…

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Theatre review: Circus 1903, Sydney Opera House

Puppetry meets circus arts in a show that's fun for the whole family.

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