calendar of events: perth + fremantle
Here's all the news on events, shows, concerts, festivals and anything else you should see if you're in town. There's always something on, whether it be concerts, theatre, sport or something for the kids that you're interested in. Click on the individual event for more information. Details are subject to change, check the organisers' websites for the latest information.
4 Aug Jerry Seinfeld Music|Concerts
Globally known and loved for his eponymous sitcom about nothing, Jerry Seinfeld’s career took off in 1981 after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Now an entertainment icon Seinfeld will perform a live stand-up show filled with his trademark humour, wit and sharp observations about day-to-day life.
5 Aug Australian Football League Sport
Fremantle Dockers v Gold Coast Suns
12 Aug The Australian Bee Gees Show 40th Anniversary Music|Concerts
After 20 years on the world stage and over 6,000 performances in over 50 countries, The Australian Bee Gees Show has evolved to become the definitive live celebration of the wonderful music written by the Brothers Gibb. This new show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the Saturday Night Fever album will be presented in two parts and feature all of the hits in a nostalgic trip down memory lane in a multimedia concert event.
12 Aug Australian Football League Sport
West Coast Eagles v Carlton
17–19 Aug Ten Tenors 20th Anniversary Tour Music|Concerts
Celebrated for their wonderfully vast repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The Ten Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical tenors and composers, but also to contemporary music’s most popular pop and rock artists. Don’t miss the chance to see The Ten Tenors live and celebrate their 20th Anniversary.
18–19 Aug WASO Classics Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Schubert's The Great Music|Concerts
Australian pianist Jayson Gillham makes his WASO debut with Schumann’s Piano Concerto which was first performed with the composer’s wife Clara as soloist. Posterity has been far kinder to this popular work than to Schumann’s opera Genoveva, which today is mainly remembered for its superb overture.
19 Aug to 3 Sep Black Swan State Theatre Company: Switzerland Theatre|Dance|Film
When using words for weapons, how far do you go before it cuts too deep? The late Patricia Highsmith penned some of the most exhilarating suspense novels of all time, some becoming major cinematic adaptations including; The Price of Salt recently released as the film Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. Now the acerbic author herself is centre stage in this edge-of-your-seat thriller by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour, The Female of The Species, Ninety and Day One, A Hotel, Evening). The subject – writer Patricia Highsmith, lives a reclusive life in the Swiss Alps surrounded by her collection of books and antique weapons. The unlikeable genius facing the end of her life has withdrawn completely from the world, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Until one day a young man, Edward Ridgeway, intrudes into her place of refuge. He’s yet another irritating delegate from her publisher demanding a contract for one final instalment. Specifically another psychological thriller featuring her beloved muse and most infamous literary creation, Tom Ripley.
20 Aug Australian Football League Sport
Fremantle Dockers v Richmond
25–26 Aug WASO Masters Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 6 Music|Concerts
Conceived on a gigantic scale, Mahler’s Sixth is a symphony of extreme expressive intensity, demanding enormous interpretive commitment from both conductor and orchestra. Its legendary hammer blows are moments of raw brutality: theatrically exhilarating but emotionally devastating. Sonically spectacular and vividly imaginative, this is one of Mahler’s most awe-inspiring creations.
26 Aug Australian Football League Sport
West Coast Eagles v Adelaide