Everyone’s making recommendations and seeing shows around Perth, and I’m no exception. For my first week I took part in Seeking Basic Needs And Other Tales Of Excess, an audio tour involving stories of migration, notions of need and simple acts of transcendence – and honestly? A little long, and I was reminded of a Perth Festival show I took part in back in 2016 called A Mile in My Shoes. Great audio, fascinating monologues, but yes, a little long with an hour’s walk involved. Interesting project though, and it’s running over at PICA, complete with headphones and a map that takes you to the Pleasure Gardens and back.
Finally, if you’re into audience participation (not everyone is, but I enjoy it), I have two recommendations – one is a wild card that came from bumping into John Robertson; his production of The Dark Room hits Perth for a rare hometown show, over at the Rosemount Hotel.
I also caught up with the Adam Hembree of the Soothplayers, who are a team of improvisers doing two shows at the Palace Society: The Completely Improvised Shakespeare and the Completely Improvised Harry Potter.