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24 JAN TO 22 FEB 2014

SUMMER NIGHTS THE HAND-CRAFTED PROGRAM OF THEATRE AND DANCE AT FRINGE WORLD 2014

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LONG, BALMY EVENINGS WITH FRIENDS, ENJOYING A CHEEKY BEVERAGE AFTER A HOT DAY, AND HEADING OUT TO SOME OF THE MOST SURPRISING AND INTERESTING SHOWS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD.

Swamp Juice Where There’s Smoke My Father’s World Gym + Tonic Two Times Bruce

THIS IS WHAT SUMMER NIGHTS IS ALL ABOUT.

What a Joy To Be Alive Run Girl Run MKA: Dogmeat

We’ve crafted a program of 32 shows reflecting the best of what festival season has to offer. Think massive hits from the international fringe circuit; think homegrown work pushing the boundaries; think favourites you might have missed returning home for summer.

10,000 Beers Flushed Running On Stilts The Pigeons The Night Guardian

It all kicks off with House Warming – a fun and refreshing way to get acquainted with the venue, our artists, and our multi award-winning program.

Tag. You’re It. Not Much To Tell You

Last year we won eight Fringe World Awards – Best Theatre, Best Dance, Best WA Performance, and Best Independent Program to name just a few. Book ahead to see what all the fuss is about.

600 Seconds Barefaced Stories: Fresh Faces Edition She Was Probably Not A Robot

GET INTO IT

SQUIDBOY Great White Absolutely Veneer Vicious Circles Paperland Second Hands BEST Hunger First Day Off In A Long Time These Guys Summer Series Workshops Area Guide Bookings

Image: Simon Pynt

THIS IS WHAT SUMMER IS ALL ABOUT.

summernights.org.au

The Polite Gentleman

Head here for show info, behind the scenes news, interviews and tickets, all available online 24/7

FRINGE WORLD fringeworld.com.au Tickets are available through the Fringe World website, and from mid-January through Fringe World ticket outlets – there’ll be one in the Perth Cultural Centre.

ON THE DOOR Summer Nights tickets will be available on the night an hour before show time from The Blue Room Theatre and PICA Box Offices – if there are any left!

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We’re here for you all summer – let’s start with a bang! Join us for a night of unexpected delights as The Blue Room Theatre throws open the doors to celebrate the start of Summer Nights – the handcrafted program of theatre, dance, performance and more at Fringe World 2014.

SUMMER NIGHTS HOUSE PARTY

SHADOW PUPPETS… IN 3D!!!

The venue is all yours to explore as we present surprise encounters, fun stalls, dancing in the dark and much more, with the bar open til late for some laid-back summer fun.

WINNER

TOTAL THEATRE AWARD, EDINBURGH

Rub shoulders with the artists as you enjoy a selection of special fringe treats.

“AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT” LONDON EVENING STANDARD

SUMMER NIGHTS: HOUSE WARMING 4

Image: Simon Pynt @THE_BLUEROOM_

SWAMP JUICE CANADA

Bickering snails, neurotic snakes and a restless baby bird…welcome to a swamp like no other!

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A live cartoon adventure with an eye-popping 3D finale, Swamp Juice is an unforgettable playful and immersive puppet experience for all ages..

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Following sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, Berlin and London, puppeteer Jeff Achtem presents this shadow puppet adventure about life in a swamp.

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CHILLING CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN TRAGEDY

LADIES WHO LUNGE In between jobs, actor Roz Hammond (ABC TV’s Mad as Hell, The Librarians, The Micallef Programme, Muriel’s Wedding) works as a trainer in a women’s gym.

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This is a show about the miraculous things that occur amidst the bitching, moaning, lunging and groaning.

Roz Hammond

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Hammond plays all eight characters in this uplifting tale about a community gym class.

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WHERE THERE’S SMOKE

MY FATHER’S WORLD

The sun bears down on Oliver and Elsie at an abandoned bus stop. They’re stuck, the heat is unbearable and the boredom is worse. Then the smoke appears…. As the day wears on, Oliver and Elsie learn more about their family than they ever wanted to know.

John’s dad disappeared a year ago. Now he has the most important job at his sister’s elaborate wedding: he’s the pigeon handler. But he needs some birds first. Armed only with a pool scooper, John finds more than just pigeons when he ventures into the real world.

“A TOUCHING AND SUPERBLY PERFORMED PIECE OF THEATRE THAT EXPLORES THEMES OF LOVE, LOSS, FAMILY AND LONELINESS” TIMEOUT MAGAZINE

NEW SOUTH WALES

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“YOU WILL DEFINITELY LEAVE THIS SHOW FEELING ELATED AND REFLECTIVE.”

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“THEATRE AT ITS MOST POWERFUL– INTIMATE AND SUPERBLY CRAFTED” STAGE WHISPERS

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Two choreographers share one stage for a vibrant double bill of contemporary dance. Claudia Alessi and Brooke Leeder team up to present two works with humour and grace, intricacy and power, featuring eleven of Perth’s finest dancers.

PICA Performance Space Preview $18 Standard $25 Group 6+ $20 Claudia Alessi/Company Complesso & Brooke Leeder

NICK’D & DUSTY’D WITH THE KING.

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This high-octane new work uses continuous, gradually accelerating cycles to look at the body as an organic moving machine. Mechanic is loud and brash, divine and intricate.

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With the music of Nick Cave, Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley, these witty solo and duo works are set in a world where kaleidoscopic colour sets the scene for groovy moves and interesting times.

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“DAVIES’ PERFORMANCE IS ASTOUNDING... THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ACTOR MUSICIAN COLLABORATION I HAVE SEEN.”

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SIDE-SPLITTING SPONGE PUPPET ADVENTURE

“ITS DIZZYING AUDACITY IS A MARVEL” THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

BRUCE The Bruce is back. Straight from a sold-out Blue Room Theatre season, Bruce returns for two-nights only. Hop on board with creators Tim Watts & Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd and get ready to blast off for an epic puppet adventure.

SAD FUNNY FILTH

WHAT A JOY TO BE ALIVE A duet for a musician and a man on the run. Guided by love, terror and stupidity, he runs from God-knows-what to God-knows-where. He doesn’t know his past or future, but he knows he’s gotta run…

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Dirty Fingers

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TIMEOUT MELBOURNE

“A GRIPPING, FUNNY, ORIGINAL, SUSPENSEFUL PIECE OF THEATRE THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED.”

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SWEATY GENDERFEST

RUN GIRL RUN

The abandoned baby of verbatim and documentary theatre, commercial news broadcast and dogme95 films.

After a sell-out season at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival, multi award-winning Melbourne ensemble Grit Theatre bring their unique brand of performance to Perth for the very first time.

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Performing entirely on treadmills, the Grit Theatre ensemble is in constant motion for this sweaty hour of bold, brash and sassy theatre.

It’s a show about the poverty. Bekoz you love the poverty. It fetishizes the poverty bekoz you love the fetish. We’ve made the poverty a commodity. If tickets are $1000 the show would be a luxury commodity. Like a Porsche or a diamond. Will any funds made off the play go to charity to help the boy or others like him? They won’t but if you pretend they are then you feel good. Do you feel good if you pretend? See you feel bad about the poverty but you feel good about feeling bad about the poverty, and even more good about feeling. So it’s working already.

VICTORIA West Australian Premiere

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THE AGE

Please enjoy the truly true story of a small boy spending his days chained to a lamp post outside his parent’s one-room slum somewhere between Shanghai and Lockridge.

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“MKA ARE HOT RIGHT NOW”

FANTASY OF DEGRADATION + DESTRUCTION

Girl, you better work.

High energy, high camp and grotesque – this is a show to make you sweat!

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MKA: DOGMEAT

“WOW – THIS SHOW IS FIT: PUT ON YOUR JOGGING SHOES AND GET IN FAST.”

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Action- packed and darkly comic, 10,000 Beers boldly explores masculinity, mateship, loyalty – and betrayal. This AWGIE nominated play shows us just what happens when extreme males take on extreme drinking with extreme consequences. 100 beers, per man, per day is the challenge set by team captain Doug on the annual end-of-season trip to Perth for their amateur footy team. But there’s more going on with the boys. Can Doug really keep them under control?

“AN ENERGETIC AND ENGAGING PERFORMANCE … ROSS VEGAS IS A MAN OF MANY SKILLS”

WESTERN AUSTRALIA West Australian Premiere PICA Performance Space

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DEATH-DEFYING ACRO-BIOGRAPHICAL STORYTELLING

FLUSHED

RUNNING ON STILTS

Grandma’s dead, the funeral is over, and now it’s the wake. Drinks are flowing, stories are coming out and the aunts are uncomfortable; no-one can get into the ladies’ toilets. Hidden in the loo, Stephanie and Veronica are trying to prepare for the excruciating evening ahead of them with their family…

A portrait of a clown in crisis, told through circus, spoken word, and hip-hop. See this fresh, dynamic, visceral style of storytelling that’ll make you laugh and hit you hard.

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Natalie Di Risio + Claire Bowen Productions

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Sweat and sinew, strength and danger – how do you keep stable and steady when you defy death for a living?

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AWARD-NOMINATED DARK COMEDY

A TRAGIC FAMILY COMEDY

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THE PIGEONS

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A VERY SECRET COMEDY

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People keep secrets on average for 32 minutes. Scientists have proven it.

DARK KNIGHT MEETS BUFFY

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Call The Pigeons – three perennially chirpy women who’ll listen to your darkest secrets and file them away for safekeeping. Peace of mind is just a phone call away!

World Premiere The Blue Room Theatre Preview $20 Standard $25 Groups 6+ $22

But secrets can be addictive and the filing cabinets are starting to overflow… Fun, frenetic and deadly, The Pigeons is a fast-paced romp through the minefield of professional secret keeping, featuring Jo Morris, Natalie Holmwood and Michelle Robin Anderson. Still think your secrets are safe?

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The Big Never

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THE ETHOS OF SPIDER MAN

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One in ten people will divulge a secret regardless of its confidentiality. 87% of people feel good when they hear a secret.

“WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY”

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Ellandar Productions presents The Night Guardian, a unique play about superheroes, politics and love. Written by award-winning playwright Jessica Messenger and previously featured at the 2013 National Playwriting Festival and Perth Theatre Co. Pop-Up Play Readings, the world premiere of The Night Guardian comes exclusively to Summer Nights.

THE NIGHT GUARDIAN Developed with assistance from Stages WA, Re-Gen WA, Playwriting Australia and the 2013 National Playwriting Festival SUMMERNIGHTS.ORG.AU

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10 MINUTE MAYHEM WINNER

It’s back.

TWILIGHT URBAN ODYSSEY

POETIC STAND-UP STORYTELLING

TAG. YOU’RE IT.

NOT MUCH TO TELL YOU

For one night, for one hour, the city is yours.

Kaitlyn Plyley loves to talk.

Step outside of the familiar. Head out of the theatre and into the streets of Northbridge, through hidden corners, everyday streets, and one-on-one encounters. See your home anew. Leave your baggage at the door. You are it.

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“600 SECONDS IS THE QUINTESSENCE OF FRINGE” THE WEST AUSTRALIAN NOMINATED

THE PETE WENTZ GOLD STAR ENDOWMENT AWARD RTRFM 2013

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RTRFM 2013

World Premiere

So it came as a shock to realise she was being silenced. With a unique fusion of poetry and storytelling, Not Much To Tell You examines the small acts, the quiet prejudices, and the unspoken power-plays that occur every day in mainstream Australia.

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THE J.J ABRAMS FEATHER IN THE CAP

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The sell-out smash of 2013 is reborn with all new performers in four packed programs sticking to one very simple rule…anything goes for 600 seconds! Comedy. Theatre. Dance. Performance. Storytelling. Illusion. Whatever. Big names trying out new ideas, first-timers looking for their big break…they’ve all got ten minutes to live or die under the lights. We’ll feature two alternating line-ups each week with a ‘Best-Of’ each weekend. Check www.summernights.org.au for full session + line-up details. This is fringe… anything can happen in just 10 minutes.

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Direct from a five-star season at the Edinburgh Fringe, multi-award winning theatremaker Stuart Bowden (The Beast, The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us) returns with his prototype invention

REFRESHINGLY HONEST TRUE LIFE TALES

SHAKESPEARE WITH A TWIST

Barefaced Stories takes to the stage with some fresh faces straight off the back of workshops with The Moth LA host Brian Finkelstein armed only with true tales. We’ve had comedians, wrestlers, mums and accountants – stay tuned to find out who’s in the line-up of new Barefaced storytellers from Perth.

Weaving between ancient and modern, this fresh take on a classic approaches Shakespeare with a healthy dash of humour. Jackets come to life, puppets are poetic and violent, and anachronisms abound. A bittersweet and amusing production for the reluctant Shakespearean.

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North Sea Boat Terminals

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Well-known for his collaboration with Dr Brown (as the Tiger in the Dr Brown show)

and his work with the Lounge Room Confabulators, Stuart brings this surreal, soulful comedy about a cosmic visitor on a decomposing world to Perth for The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights.

LO-FI, DIY, OFF-BEAT STORYTELLING

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“ENDLESSLY INVENTIVE AND SUPERBLY PERFORMED…INSANELY SURREAL YET TOUCHINGLY TRUE”

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Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us, which earned Stuart four award nominations at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals.

SHE WAS PROBABLY NOT A ROBOT

BROADWAY BABY

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This new show follows the international success of The Beast, nominated for two Green Room Awards and The World

“FUNNY, ENDEARING, SAD AND ABSURD…THIS SHOW IS UTTERLY COMPELLING FROM THE START TO FINISH.”

BAREFACED STORIES – FRESH FACES EDITION

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She Was Probably Not A Robot – a lo-fi, DIY, offbeat, sci-fi, storytelling experience!

Don’t Be Lonely

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“SQUIDBOY IS THE CULT SHOW OF THE FRINGE – YOU MUST GO TO FIND OUT WHAT EVERYONE IS GIGGLING ABOUT IN THE QUEUES FOR SHOWS.”

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FRINGE REVIEW

“IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO LOVE”

“LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY”

SOUNDPOND

FRINGE REVIEW

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TOTAL THEATRE AWARD, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2013

AWARD-WINNING PHYSICAL COMEDY

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AUCKLAND FRINGE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE 2013

“THIS INVENTIVE AND IMAGINATIVE CHARACTER IS ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL IDEAS I’VE SEEN THIS FRINGE. DON’T MISS IT.”

Trygve Wakenshaw delights in this critically acclaimed physical comedy about an imaginary friend who makes imaginary friends who make imaginary enemies who make imaginary armies out of imaginary Scotsmen. What will happen? Nobody knows. Not even the squid. Cult fringe favourite SQUIDBOY comes to Perth straight from a sold-out season at Edinburgh Fringe, where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award. Trygve (pronounced trig-vee) is an award-winning New Zealand-born actor and comedian, now based in London.

He studied for two years at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, the prestigious clown school with alumni including Sasha Baron-Cohen, Emma Thompson, Philip Burgers (Dr Brown) and founding members of Complicite and Spymonkey. Trygve was awarded Metro Magazine’s Best Emerging Actor award. His work with Theatre Beating has also won numerous awards: Best Comedy Auckland Fringe ‘04 for Happy Hour for Miserable Children, Best Outdoor Fringe 2006 for This is a Plum and the STAMP award 2011 for Constantinople.

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BEST PRODUCTION, BEST PERFORMANCE, JUDGES AWARD FOR DIRECTION

Loosely inspired by Southern Blues mythology, The Polite Gentleman is the raw and honest story of a man in midlife malaise who wants more from his mundane existence, with a blues soundtrack from the 1920s to today by Andrew Weir (Snnoob, The Bosons), directed by Adam Mitchell (When The Rain Stops Falling, Boy Gets Girl, The Motherfucker With The Hat).

Mouse wakes up with an address tattooed across his chest. He wants more and has prayed to a god he no longer believes in. His request gets diverted; enter The Polite Gentleman.

In June 2013, The Skeletal System won over critics and audiences alike with this killer tale of blood and heartache out in the deep blue sea. For The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights at FRINGE WORLD 2014, Great White resurfaces: reworked and restaged for a new space and a new set of eyes and ears. Whether you experienced the original or are braving the waters for the first time, don’t miss the anticipated return of one of the year’s most talked about shows.

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“A TRIUMPHANT TALE OF THE VASTNESS OF THE SOUL” ARTSHUB

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“YARN SPINNING OF A HIGH ORDER”

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When young love meets a giant fin, suddenly life seems large, scary and beautiful.

NOMINATED

Don’t miss your chance to see the return of Mark Storen’s award-winning blues-infused hit about one man, stuck at the crossroads, given one tempting but terrifying offer.

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GREAT WHITE

THE POLITE GENTLEMAN

BEST PRODUCTION TEAM, BLUE ROOM THEATRE AWARDS

Careful what you wish for – when the Devil comes a calling he may be in the oddest disguise...

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So begins Great White: Jack and Lauren are trapped in a nightmare that only one of them can escape.

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BLUES-INFUSED STORYTELLING SMASH HIT

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YOUNG LOVE VS A FIN…

A boy. A girl. A fin.

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Winner of Montreal Fringe’s Next Stage Award, get ready for this surrealistpsychedelic tale about Sex Pistols punk icon Sid Vicious, and the tug of war for his life between bandmate Johnny Rotten, his manager Malcolm McLaren, and his junkie girlfriend, ‘Nauseating’ Nancy Spungen, at New York’s Chelsea Hotel.

PLAYFUL, PHYSICAL, SURPRISING STORYTELLING

HONEST RAW COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA

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How can I be absolutely right every time? Join an introverted perfectionist as he embraces strategy, dreams and toilet paper on a quest to avoid the big fall. A playful and surprising personal story of over complicating the simple things in life from the awardwinning creator of When Harry Met Harry.

Abe is in trouble with Juvenile Justice. Forced to complete a Community Service Court Order at a local Men’s Shed, he reluctantly attends. He even survives it. Sometimes hope, mateship and joy can be found in the most unexpected of places.

World Premiere

“SHEER GENIUS” MONTREAL GAZETTE

“THE CAST IS INCREDIBLE” BLOODY UNDERRATED

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Strawboat Collective

flaming locomotive

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“THE FIX YOU NEED”

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SWEATY PUNK ROCK SHOW

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VICIOUS CIRCLES

sex. drugs. punk. rock. music. tuinal. heroin. alcohol. vitriol. hatred. disgust. self-loathing. anger. violence. murder. sid. nancy. johnny. malcolm. vicious. circles.

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UNKEMPT DANCE – CREATURE OF HABIT We record the big events in our lives, but what about the everyday? By counting coffees consumed, hours of trashy TV watched, loyalty cards stamped and various other daily rituals, see how the reality of everyday life differs from our perception of it.

TOYI-TOYI THEATRE – THE SPACE BETWEEN Every year more people traverse the same patterns on the earth, leaving their homelands to find a new temporary place of safety. Inspired by travellers’ maps, media coverage of migration and the creators’ own personal stories, the space between explores the history of people crossing borders and our endless search for home.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA World Premiere The Blue Room Theatre

EMMA FISHWICK – A DANCE WITH NO HOME

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A new solo dance work exploring displacement and connectedness, choreographed to play with ideas of space, time and meaning. Get lost in a limbo of deeply layered imagery and beautiful movement.

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Maps, diaries, napkins, passports, receipts, parking fines, movie tickets... where does your paper trail lead? Toyi-Toyi Theatre, in collaboration with Unkempt Dance and Emma Fishwick, presents three short dance works that consider our relationship with paper.

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A new pair of hands is the perfect complement to a woman who exudes self-confidence. Bolstering professionalism while radiating magnetism, fashion hands add extra panache to any ensemble.

Written and directed by Jeffrey Jay Fowler (Minnie and Mona, Martin Sims winner 2013). Developed and performed by Austin Castiglione, Holly Garvey, Georgia King and Renee Newman-Storen, Second Hands tells a delicately interlocking story of suburban ennui, the staleness of monogamy, and the ceaseless desire everyone has for a new pair of hands.

Patrice suffers boredom while serving well-heeled housewives. Jayden is desperate for normalcy. Mel finds joy in innocent pleasure. Anna and her husband Otto are stuck in a horrific battle...about canapés.

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How far would you go for haute couture?

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ALL-WOMAN ROADTRIP COMEDY

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2006 HBO/ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL

“THE TROUBLED CALLERS HE ENCOUNTERS AND HIS OWN MORBID FASCINATIONS REMIND US THAT FRUSTRATION, APATHY AND EXISTENTIAL ANGST CAN BE FAR FUNNIER THAN SOME EMO ROCK BANDS HAVE LED US TO BELIEVE” TIMEOUT NEW YORK

“ENGAGING, HILARIOUS AND... DISTURBING.” TIMEOUT NEW YORK

‘BEST IN COMEDY 2006’ TIMEOUT NEW YORK

A comedy...about suicide. Don’t miss this absurdly funny and touching story of working the graveyard shift on a suicideprevention hotline in New York. Written and performed by Emmy-nominated writer and master storyteller Brian Finkelstein (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), host of The Moth LA StorySLAMS.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Summer Nights Australian Exclusive The Blueroom Theatre

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HUNGER

Direct from a hit Melbourne Fringe run, best friends Tee and Alex had big plans, but their ultimate road trip dream was totalled when Tee fell pregnant. Fifteen years later, they’re finally getting on that bus... A surreal black comedy where the stakes are high and the brakes are off!

Direct from the Bangkok Theatre Festival, Hunger is a new movement work exploring love, happiness and our constant desire for more.

Preview $20 Standard $22 Groups 6+ $18 Barefaced

Why is it we feel happy when we’re full, yet love creates the greatest hunger of all? This beautiful meditation is a celebration of life and self-reflection.

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SUMMER NIGHTS BAR THE SUMMER NIGHTS BAR IS YOUR OASIS AT THE HEART OF FRINGE. Grab a Coopers or a Sailor Jerrys, enjoy an icey treat from La Paleta and kick back with friends, Fringe goers and our Summer Nights artists. Open til late to all Summer Nights ticket holders on show nights.

HUMAN BUTTERFLY EFFECT THEATRE

Which men have genuinely influenced your life? Your dad? That random Spanish backpacker? Bon Jovi? Every woman has five men who shape her life – family members, lovers, chance encounters and celebrity crushes.

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Meet one impetuous woman and five of the men that have shaped her... and how she shaped them.

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SUMMER SERIES WORKSHOPS We’re not just about amazing shows during Summer Nights. Our Summer Series offers incredible professional development opportunities for performers and the public alike, supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

GET AMONGST IT. We’ll be hosting a series of workshops with artists from the Perth International Arts Festival and Fringe World throughout January and February. Join our mailing list at summernights.org.au to keep up to date on all the info.

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A unique space having an equally unique premise – our retail boutique opens to reveal the Stairwell Gallery, showcasing emerging local artists and designers, and Tea for Tu, a petite tea parlour full of handmade treats and refreshments.

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We’re a dedicated team of award-winning creative stylists who bring together passion and experience for hair, focusing on delivering a level of service and care to our clients which is consistent, professional and of the highest achievable standard.

William Topp searches the world to find unusual and interesting items to excite y ou. Find homewares, colourful jewellery, stationery, art and toys of tin and wood – gifts you’ll want to keep yourself!

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CREDITS THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE Executive Director Kerry O’Sullivan Venue and Operations Manager Roger Miller Producer Susannah Day Marketing Manager Thom Smyth Office and Front-of-House Manager Sally Martin Assistant Producer Kate Hancock Summer Nights Venue Tech Joe Lui Finance Officer Karen Connolly Summer Nights Intern Lucy Silberstein Graphic Design Phill Ellis A big thank you to our Summer Nights volunteers, front-of-house and bar staff.

BOARD Libby Klysz (Chair), Tanya Payne (Treasurer), Mark Storen (Secretary), Nathan Giles, Damon Lockwood, Philippa Maughan, Lisa McCready, Helen Munt

SUMMER NIGHTS PHOTO SHOOT Featuring Judy Young, Tyrone Robinson, Adriane Daff, Walter Hanna Photographer Simon Pynt Photography Videographer Daxen Photography Photography Assistant Romain Duquesne Lighting Tim Goodacre Styling Colleen Sutherland Styling and shoot assistants Kirsty Jade + Ian Sinclair

Our tickets are available online through our website summernights.org.au and through fringeworld.com.au 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clothing supplied by Neon Pony

SUMMER NIGHTS SUPPORTERS Bivouac Canteen, Chilli Couture, Ruck Rover General Store, Tu, William Topp

They are available in person through one of the Fringe World Box Offices, which open in early January.

SUMMER NIGHTS HOUSE WARMING No Lights No Lycra, House of Zaya, The Last Great Hunt, La Paleta, Jazzy Nails

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