Published: Friday, 04 June 2021 09:58
Written by Bob Figg
Is there anywhere better in the world to be in these difficult times than Western Australia?
It’s okay that’s a rhetorical question. The answer is yes.
If you have to be stuck somewhere, then WA is the place to be.
With holiday choices limited we decided to try and see some iconic WA sites in one week. The rule was keep the shared driving to daylight hours. Seriously, don’t drive after dark in WA’s north. The kangaroos are big, but the cattle are even bigger. In daylight we had three cattle come across in front of us in different spots.
Our trip began in Perth and our first stop was Cue. We did an overnight stay at the Queen of the Murchison. A guest house, this is the ideal stop off point on the way to Karijini National Park.
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Published: Friday, 14 May 2021 08:52
Written by Greg Letts
Upon heading to Perth's newest performing arts venue – Burt Hall on St Georges Terrace – I was struck by how intimate the setting is. Nestled in one of the rooms underneath the main hall, it is a perfect setting for giving the audience that real “fly on the wall” experience, since even the back row is only a few metres from the elevated stage.
This feeling of really being there works wonderfully well in Theatre 180's production of I and You, Lauren Gunderson's two-hand story of teenage angst, pain, hope and love. Set in 17 year old Caroline's bedroom, you really do feel that you are perched in a corner, watching the story unfold.
Caroline is currently sick at home, waiting and hoping for a desperately needed liver transplant. She is ill, tired and understandably bitter about her situation, isolated in her bedroom with only a mobile phone as a lifeline to the outside world.
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