Live Broadcast


Black Swan State Theatre Company is continuing its successful live broadcasts in 2015 with a fifth broadcast: Noël Coward’s astral comedy Blithe Spirit. The production will be broadcast live on Saturday 
1 August 2015 at 7.30pm from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to regional WA audiences over the Westlink network.
The live broadcast of theatre performances is an opportunity for thousands of regional WA citizens who cannot attend Black Swan performances, because of distance or financial constraints, to share a state-wide 
‘live’ experience within their own home or community. 
The broadcast, supported by Lotterywest, will be screened at regional venues and at a number of Community Resource Centres (CRCs). 

For the past six years Black Swan has shared an annual Live Broadcast with audiences from all over Western Australia. Thanks to the generous support of Lotterywest we’ll be bringing you a seventh! On Friday 1st September audiences can watch a high-definition live performance of Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland beamed directly from the State Theatre Centre of WA into community resource centres, living rooms and regional and metro venues across the state. The broadcast, supported by Lotterywest, will be screened at regional venues and Community Resource Centres (CRCs). Plus to home viewers who receive their free to air TV via satellite on Channel 602 through the Westlink network.

For more information and to register your interest, get in touch with our Education & Community Access Manager 


About Switzerland

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 The prickly genius facing the end of her life has withdrawn completely from the world, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes.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.

Winner, Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards (2014), and programmed by almost every state theatre company in the country – it’s now our turn to lure you into a booby-trapped plot, a tense and furious battle of wills and words.


WA Premiere

Suitability: Ages 15+






New Lyric Theatre- $10

Bunbury, 9791 4696 or


Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema- $10

Port Hedland, 9158 9368 or


Esperance Civic Centre- $10

Esperance, 9083 1566 or


Moora Performing Arts Centre- FREE

Moora, 9651 0000 or


Margaret River Cultural Centre- $10

Margaret River, 9758 7316 or


Sun Pictures- $10

Broome, 9192 1077 or


Queens Park Theatre- $10

Geraldton, 9956 6662 or


Camel Lane Theatre- $10

Carnarvon, 9941 4200 or


Moonrise Cinema- FREE

Karratha, 9186 8666 or


Weld Theatre- $10

Busselton, 0401 382 307 or 0497 606 723 or


Boston Brewery- FREE

Denmark, 9848 1555 or


Centennial Stadium- FREE

Albany, 0409 984 822 or


Northam Senior High School, Performing Arts Theatre- FREE

Northam, 96210000 or


Wickham Picture Gardens-FREE






Wesfarmers Court, Curtin University- FREE

Bentley, 9266 9266 or


Sutton Community Centre, Juniper Rowethorpe- FREE

Bentley, 9311 8111 or


All Saints College- $5, all proceeds donated to Nulsen Disability Services

Bull Creek, 9313 9333 or

Tickets here