Barbara Booth

Barbara Booth became a Teacher Librarian when she had two small children to support. then a TESOL teacher and, finally, a freelance journalist for 27 years, published nationally in newspapers and magazines including The Melbourne Age, The Canberra Times, The West Australian, Qantas Club magazine, Home Beautiful, Paspaley magazine, Limelight magazine and 50 Something. She also wrote reviews of classical and jazz music, theatre and ballet for six years for the ArtsHub website. On May 25, 2021, as an author, she published a children's book called MY NAME IS PALOMA which is now widely distributed in Perth, Western Australia and on Amazon. She is based in Perth where she enjoy Scrabble, family and playing the Ukelele.

Barbara's Latest Articles


Theatre review: The Sheep Song, Adelaide Festival

A revolutionary form of theatre from Belgium.


Concert review: Last Night of the Proms, WASO

A flag-raising tribute to a night of classical favourites.


Dance Review: The Nutcracker, WA Ballet

After such long confinement His Majesty's grand old theatre opens its doors once again.


Dance Review: GALA, WA Ballet

Aurélien Scannella celebrates eight years as Artistic Director of the West Australian Ballet company.


Review: WASO’s Summer Classics, Perth Concert Hall (WA)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s program takes the audience on a romantic trail through various countries and eras.


ALICE (in wonderland), His Majesty’s Theatre (WA)

Septime Webre’s Alice brings fresh choreography and stunning sets to the classic story.


Giselle, His Majesty’s Theatre (WA)

West Australian Ballet presents the beloved classic with masterful performances.


Review: Hair, His Majesty’s Theatre (WA/national)

This revival of the classic 1960s musical absolutely lets the sunshine in.


Review: Herbie Hancock, Riverside Theatre (WA)

A little less flash would have improved this concert from the Grammy-winning jazz pianist.


Review: Romiosini and Beyond, Octagon Theatre (WA)

Touring performance is a magical celebration of Greek culture and the life of composer Mikis Theodorakis.

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