Life is a cabaret WA old chum

The inaugural Perth International Cabaret Festival will be held in June 2021.

Despite training a new cohort of cabaret and music theatre artists every year at WAAPA, Perth currently lacks a dedicated cabaret festival.

That is about to change, with the inaugural Perth International Cabaret Festival (PICF) to be held at His Majesty’s Theatre from 19-27 June 2021.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts