Nanci Nott

Nanci Nott is a nerdy creative with particular passions for philosophy and the arts. She has completed a BA in Philosophy, and postgraduate studies in digital and social media. Nanci is currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing, and is working on a variety of projects ranging from novels to video games. Nanci loves reviewing books, exhibitions, and performances for ArtsHub, and is creative director at Defy Reality Entertainment.

Nanci's Latest Articles

Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett. A woman in black feathers against a hazy spotlit backdrop throws her head back while stretching up her arms and singing into a microphone.

Performance review: Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett, FRINGE WORLD, WA

A sexy and subversive celebration of difference.

Chicago. Image is a chorus line of dancers grouped behind a woman in a very short black dress and stockings. All have their right arms raised and wrists slightly bent, and their right legs bent so they're on tiptoe.

Musical Review: Chicago, Crown Theatre, WA

One of the longest running musicals on Broadway is returning to tour Australia, first stop Perth.

Dirty Birds. Image a large ink set of a bedroom, with two women looking out a window with their backs to us.

Theatre Review: Dirty Birds, Heath Ledger Theatre, WA

'Dirty Birds' explores the off-centre symmetry of sisterhood in a context of anxious absurdity.

Nutcracker. Image is three dancers, two in pink with puffy pantaloons on bended knees and the third in the middle in light blue in a dancing pose with both arms raised to the sides.

Dance review: The Nutcracker, His Majesty's Theatre, WA

This seasonal favourite tells a timeless tale.

Venus in Fur. Image is a woman in bondage gear and long dark hair standing in a purple it audition room.

Theatre review: Venus in Fur, Fridays Studio, WA

The play within a play narrative of this production addressed themes of intersecting power and eroticism.

Democracy Repair Services. Image is of four actors on a black stage that can barely be seen, but each has a head torch

Theatre review: Democracy Repair Services, Blue Room Theatre, WA

This subversive play challenges concepts of democracy by exploring the dark side of general consensus.

Green Dot. Image is of a woman from the waist up with short red hair and a red shirt, and on the right a book cover of a black and white illustration of a faceless woman in front of a burning house.

Book review: Green Dot, Madeleine Gray

This impressive debut explores the complexities of love in the context of an illicit workplace romance.

Architect of the Invisible. A large group of dancers in bright clothing reach across steps and lift dancer in blue dress.

Dance review: Architect of the Invisible, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Contemporary dance merges with classical literature in this symbolic reimagining of Dante Alighieri’s 'The Divine Comedy'.

the little mermaid. Woman with long red hair and mermaid costume stands on stage.

Musical review: The Little Mermaid, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, WA

Better than Broadway, this production was perfectly cast, exquisitely choreographed and aesthetically executed.


Music review: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore: David Theak Meets WAYJO, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Music that transported appreciative audiences to bygone eras with rousing melodies. 

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