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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.

 

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to 7 May Matilda The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 70 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in Melbourne, London, Toronto and on Broadway.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

to 28 May Cirque du Soleil: Kooza Theatre|Dance|Film

A sparkling homage to the traditions of circus, KOOZA springs open like a bejeweled toy box to capture your imagination and set your pulse racing. A return to the intimate and fundamental human elements of circus, KOOZA combines thrilling acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. We follow The Innocent as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises. The international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors present heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.
Belmont Racecourse, Belmont Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

to 21 May Perth Comedy Festival 2017 Comedy

The Perth Comedy Festival attracts local, national and international comedians, bringing laughs and rollicking good times to Perth audiences.
Various locations www.perthcomedyfestival.com.au

3 May The Best of The Eagles Music|Concerts

The Eagles are indisputably one of Rock’s greats with more than 150 million records sold worldwide, six Grammy Awards, six number one albums and five number one singles, they are one of the most successful bands of all time. The Best of the Eagles is a tribute concert production that delivers a captivating show from start to finish and recreating the synonymous country rock sound Eagles’ fans have come to expect.
Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place, Albany Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

3 May The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour with WASO Music|Concerts

Following on from their immensely successful collaborations with state symphony orchestras, Tim and the boys return for a career-spanning set with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to mark 25 years since The Whitlams launched onto the Australian music scene. The Whitlams have been a fixture in the Australian music scene since 1992. Their achievements include 7 albums and numerous ARIA Awards. Don’t miss this great night out as The Whitlams’ music gets the full orchestral treatment and celebrate 25 years of Tim Freedman’s songwriting.  
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

3 May Perth Comedy Festival Gala Theatre|Dance|Film

Perth’s biggest annual comedy event, the Perth Comedy Festival, is set to kick things off in style with a massive Gala event. Expertly curated and lovingly presented, The Gala brings together the biggest international stars, local legends and the hottest emerging talents for a spectacular and hilarious night of comedy at the iconic Regal Theatre. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

4–5 May Des Bishop: Grey Matters Comedy

One of Ireland’s most successful comedians returns to Australia with a show about getting older. Shocked by turning 40, Des has caught himself saying things like 'in my day’. Not married and without kids, Des thoroughly enjoys being the backseat parent amongst his friends. This show sees Des tackle the issues confronting him these days: modern day parenting, why he’s glad he’s not a teenager nowadays, erectile dysfunction, would you kill Hitler as a baby and why Des was inspired by his niece to end period shaming. It’s straight stand-up at its best. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

4–7 May Stephen K Amos: World Famous Comedy

Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns to Perth after delighting audiences around world. In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel-good comedy all over England, Scotland, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain and the Seychelles. And what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more! A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

4 May Craig Hill: Up and Coming! Theatre|Dance|Film

Hot on the heels of last year's sell-out show, your favourite jet-fuelled kilty pleasure shoots back to the Perth Comedy Festival like a rocket full of fun! Craig is certainly 'up' and most definitely coming, so book early!
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

5–6 May Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™ in Concert Music|Concerts

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature WASO performing every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth www.waso.com.au

5 May Daniel Sloss: So? Comedy

Unmissably brilliant smash-hit new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian. Daniel returns to Australia in 2017 for his biggest tour yet, following his 2016, sold out, 3 month tour of Australia and New Zealand, which included an extended season of encore performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

5–7 May V8 Supercars Sport

Get back to the track for a weekend full of adrenaline pumping action. Don't miss out on seeing your favourite men and woman of motorsport and all of the super sounds, super sights and the super show that is Virgin Supercars.
Barbagallo Raceway, Neerabup www.v8supercars.com.au

5 May Bowie: Ashes to Ashes Music|Concerts

Bowie: Ashes to Ashes takes you on a trip through the musical mastery and creative genius of one of the world’s most revered artists, David Bowie.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

6 May The Best of The Eagles Music|Concerts

The Eagles are indisputably one of Rock’s greats with more than 150 million records sold worldwide, six Grammy Awards, six number one albums and five number one singles, they are one of the most successful bands of all time. The Best of the Eagles is a tribute concert production that delivers a captivating show from start to finish and recreating the synonymous country rock sound Eagles’ fans have come to expect.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley Ph: 1300 795 012 astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

6–7 May Paul Foot: 'Tis A Pity She's A Piglet Comedy

Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism, Kim Jong-un Kardashian, immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot is back in Perth. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6–7 May Frenchy Unleashed

He may look like Big Bird after a fresh buzz-cut, but Frenchy is no Muppet! Actor, Rapper, Tinderer - Frenchy can do it all but his live show is where he really unleashes his anarchic wit... This charming, self-deprecating crowd-work master has sold out major comedy festivals & theatres around Australia, NZ and the UK! Now he’s back with a brand-new hour of inappropriate banter, Gumby-like moves and observational humour. Find out what his 2 million social media followers love about Frenchy - and prepare to be offended!
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6 May Heath Franklin’s Chopper: All Killer Comedy

Chopper’s been saying funny shit in Perth for over decade, and what’s he got to show for it? Well, about ten years’ worth of funny shit to say. Now he’s back, with all his hits, in a best-of grab bag of his favourite jokes, in a comedy Frankenstein of F*** yeah! It’s All Killer. The most gut-achingly, side-splitting, tap out, and beg for mercy, grade A gear that Chopper has to offer. From The Ronnie Johns Half Hour to Anzakistan, this show has been hit with a shovel, and jammed in the boot of his comedy van with old favourites, internet hits and some other great stuff you probably haven't heard unless you're one of those super creepy fans (you know the ones who go through Chopper’s garbage looking for things to sniff).

7 May Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Essendon
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

10 May Hans Zimmer Music|Concerts

Hans Zimmer Revealed is a multi-layered experience for concertgoers and a must-see concert event, featuring career-spanning music from Zimmer's multi-decade career. The tour kicked off earlier this year with a sold-out two night run at London’s Wembley Arena before embarking on a 33-city run that featured shows in major European cities including London, Paris, Munich, Prague, Geneva, Dublin and Vienna. The tour received rave reviews in every city. 
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

11–27 May West Australian Ballet: Don Quixote Theatre|Dance|Film

Based on episodes from Cervante’s classic novel, Don Quixote was originally created by the greatest of all ballet masters, Marius Petipa. The plot follows delusional Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza, who set out on an adventure to find Don Quixote’s imaginary lost love Dulcinea. The stunning sets and costumes have been created by Australian designer, Allan Lees whose work has graced stages throughout the world. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra will bring the lively score to life in a production which is sure to delight all ages.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

11–14 May Aunty Donna – Big Boys Comedy

Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches intended to make an audience laugh. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

11 May Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic Music|Concerts

Starring Giles Taylor, Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 world tour concert featuring more than 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Under Pressure and Fat-Bottomed Girls.  
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

12 May Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

12 May Steve Hughes Theatre|Dance|Film

Internationally renowned stand up comedian Steve Hughes tells it like it is – confronting, thought provoking and always hilarious and he's back with a brand new show that you sure as hell don't want to miss.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

12–13 May Wil Anderson: Critically Wil Comedy

You might know him as the host of ABC's top-rating show Gruen or from his various podcasts, but it is on stage where Wil Anderson feels most at home. Wil is at the peak of his powers and his 2016 show Fire at Wil was considered by audiences and critics as his best show yet.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

18–19 May Nick Cody: On Fire Comedy

The red bearded wonder is back in Perth with a brand new hour of hilarious stand-up. In the last year, Nick made his US TV debut on Conan, performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, had two runs at The Soho Theatre in London and just generally kicked ass around the globe. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

19 May Julia Morris: Lift and Separate Comedy

After a year off touring, Julia Morris will return in her brand new, one woman show, 'Lift and Separate'. As a woman in her extreme 30's, Julia will deliver her signature full tilt, high octane stand up storytelling, leading directly to what Julia calls 'hurty tummy laughter'. It's trying to make sense of day to day life while trying to actually Lift and Separate. It's a delicious and raucous romp through the last 2 years, complete with a dissension into general madness and finding her way back.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

19 May Eric André Comedy

Boundary-pushing funnyman Eric André has been cracking audiences up as the host of super-dry late night favourite The Eric Andre Show since 2012, but he's been bringing the laughs even longer with his absurd, anything-goes stand-up.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

19 May Living Colour Music|Concerts

Last here in 2014, Living Colour were part of the Soundwave line-up and performed to packed out shows and rave reviews. Living Colour stands as one of today’s finest hard rock, metal, funk, fusion bands – make sure you check them out.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

19 May Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place Comedy

Alex has smashed out a new show yearly since he began channelling the genius that's earned him 3 million social media followers into performing live.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

20 May Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Highlanders
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

20 May Hammer of the Gods Music|Concerts

Hammer of the Gods brings classic rock in an epic salute to Led Zeppelin, unleashing a 35-piece orchestra and powerhouse icons, the Zep Boys, in an exhilarating concert of symphonic majesty, dynamic rhythms, and breathtaking vocals. Guided by maestro David Polain, Hammer of the Gods is a euphoric, unbridled union of hard core symphony and the ultimate concept band, delivering a mind-blowing explosion of hits - including Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, Immigrant Song, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love, Celebration Day, Rock and Roll, The Rain Song, Tangerine, Dazed and Confused, and more.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

20 May Matt Okine: We Made You Comedy

Matt Okine, one of Australia’s favourite young comedians has scooped some major accolades in the past few years including the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his intrinsically personal show, The Other Guy, and the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release for Matt Okine Live at The Enmore Theatre…all whilst hosting a breakfast radio show. Now he is bringing his sixth solo show to Perth in 2017 and you can be sure as hell you don't wanna miss it. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

20–21 May Urzila Carlson: Unacceptable Comedy

South African/NZ Comedian Urzila Carlson makes her festival return with her show ‘Unacceptable’. When did it became unacceptable to like meat and impossible to process gluten? And why isn’t it okay to call people out when they’re being assholes? You don’t need to like the latest hipster indie banjo band just because everyone’s saying you do. It’s okay to think they’re shit. You’re not alone. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

20 May Superwog: Fake It Til You Make It Comedy

Superwog are back. And they’re coming with a brand new live show. Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs with all your favourite characters as the superstars of YouTube comedy hit the stage in Perth with an outrageously hilarious live show.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

20–21 May Straight Outta Compo Music|Concerts

The boys are back! Award-winning producer Joe Avati has put together another show starring the guys from Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza, plus George Kapiniaris and Joe Avati himself. A hilarious show full of stand up, sketches, songs, video items and the usual surprises. Don’t miss out on this hilarious, brand new show featuring some of Australia’s most successful comedians.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

21 May Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Carlton
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

21 May Village People: 40th Anniversary Tour Music|Concerts

The undisputed Kings of Disco, Village People, are coming to Australia as part of their 40th Anniversary tour. Special guests will be none other than local pop favourites Björn Again. In true Village People style, this one-of-a-kind group, that still comprises two of its original band members, promise to deliver a smorgasbord of smash hits and get everyone up on their feet. Prepare yourself to get carried away with the most irresistible disco tunes performed in this super group’s unique way.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24 May The Kings of Country Music|Concerts

This is an unforgettable tribute to the biggest names in country music. Phillip Bauer is Johnny Cash, Michael Moore is Willie Nelson and Ted Vigil is John Denver. Altogether with their own band, The Kings of Country a must see show.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

26 May Elvis: The Wonder of You Music|Concerts

Australian audiences should prepare themselves to experience what will be a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley™ and his music, in a way that many have never before.  Music fans will be totally immersed in the world of Elvis and once again, be captivated by the man who changed the course of popular music, in this world-class concert event. Elvis Presley is the highest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide) and this concert spectacular, The Wonder Of You will feature the most recognizable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s™ most well-known hit songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

26 May Zucchero: Black Cat Tour Music|Concerts

Italian superstar Zucchero will make a welcome return to Australia with his acclaimed Black Cat World Tour. He will perform his greatest hits alongside new material from the new album Black Cat. Zucchero has performed with some of the great music performers of all time including Bono, Luciano Pavarotti, Joe Cocker, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis and more.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

26 May to 5 Jun Fremantle Heritage Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Quirky and feisty, intriguing and surprising, Fremantle captures the hearts of Western Australians like nowhere else, Fremantle Heritage Festival delves into the past to find out what makes Fremantle cool. The battles fought for workers rights, the feats and follies of eccentric characters, the art, the music, the culture, vintage fashion, motorcycles, fishing and pub crawls. All the colour and intrigue that makes Fremantle special. Fremantle comes alive with music, events, workshops, tours, activities and awards that connect locals and visitors to the city through its rich history. Discover, reacquaint and immerse yourself in the heritage of this unique port city.
Assorted venues Ph: 9432 9999

26–28 May Perth International Jazz Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Presenting an array of incredible jazz performances in numerous venues across the city, the three day Festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events. Showcasing a host of celebrated local, national and international artists, this year’s Jazz program offers something for everyone. Come and be seduced by the language of Jazz: sometimes intimate, often boisterous, layered with experience and life profoundly lived - it’s found in the act of creating the form itself.
Various locations Ph: 1300 795 012 www.perthjazzfestival.com.au

27 May to 11 Jun Black Swan State Theatre Company: Endgame Theatre|Dance|Film

Four characters locked up in a refuge. Is it the end? Much is at stake. The relationship between Hamm, the blind and cantankerous master unable to stand, and Clov, his long suffering servant son who cannot sit, is beginning to strain. Nagg and Nell, Hamm’s decrepit parents living in garbage cans, are not helping matters. They too seem stuck between light and dark, life and death. Ruminating on past deeds and actions that, at their core, are meaningless. This tragicomedy reveals the constant duel between tyranny and submission and the need and desire to break free of the cycle. Confusion reigns – is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? Beckett (awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature) considered this his favourite play, even over Waiting for Godot. As the chess game reference implies, Endgame is about how or why one bothers to move at all, when all moves lead to death.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

27 May Doug Parkingson Honours Joe COcker Music|Concerts

Australia's greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson presents the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker. A night of soul and rock classics, the electric current runs high, generated from the very talented 8 piece band and of course the powerful and unique voice of Doug Parkinson. Joe Cocker was an irresistible force that combined a love of American soul music with standout interpretations and depth of feeling, terms often used to describe the soulful smoky voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson. 
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

28 May Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v GWS
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

28 May WASO Chorus: Fauré's Requiem Music|Concerts

The WASO Chorus perform Fauré’s timeless choral masterpiece. Sacred music of inspired simplicity features in this heavenly concert. Both intimate and consoling, Fauré’s Requiem is a tender and serene celebration of life and love, a lullaby of eternal rest. Maurice Duruflé’s Four Motets on Gregorian Themes combine the supple rhythms of ancient Gregorian chant with sophisticated elegance and characteristically subtle harmony. 
St Mary’s Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth www.waso.com.au

31 May Troy Cassar-Daley: Things I Carry Around Music|Concerts

Troy Cassar-Daley is proud to present his new album live in concert with a very intimate presentation. It’s like opening up a large suitcase and having memories and family pictures and sounds and scents and tears and laughter and heartbreak all tumble out around you; a case full of life in all its variations. The songs were inspired through the process of gathering stories, the ones Troy’s fans have been waiting to hear.
Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place, Albany Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

31 May to 11 Jun The Play That Goes Wrong Comedy

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does! The accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call with hilarious consequences!
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

 

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