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


Review: La Bayadère, His Majesty’s Theatre (WA)

Excellent dancing brings credit to this massive collaborative production of the 1877 ballet.


Review: Rachmaninov's Rhapsody, WASO

Russia's romantic composers bring stories alive with music.


Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

Two grand masters unite for success under the sympathetic baton of Asher Fisch.


Review: Our Town, Black Swan State Theatre Company

Our Town is a Pulitzer Prize winning play that has stood the test of time. 'You have to live life…


Review: West Australian Ballet's In-Synch: Ballet at the Quarry

A collaboration of ballet dancers from around the world brings a new perspective to the art form.


Review: Tutti: Circus Oz with WASO, Perth Concert Hall

A feat of immense physicality, by musicians as well as acrobats, combined with emotive musicality.


Review: The Nutcracker, His Majesty's Theatre

Carina Roberts as Clara and Claire Voss as the Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy were as light on their…


Review: Dracula, West Australian Ballet

From scenes of horror and violence to exquisitely tender moments, Dracula the ballet is a triumph.


Review: James Morrison with WASO, Perth Concert Hall

Great melodies from the 1920s to 1950s delivered by master musicians in this spectacular show: The Great American Songbook.


Review: WASO's Last Night at the Proms, Perth Concert Hall

Bells and whistles bring tradition to Western Australia.

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