2013. Black Swan turns 22. We are all grown up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. In 2013 we intend to have a lot of it, celebrating the power, the passion and the sheer intoxicating genius of words.
Playful, delicious, delirious, delightful words that explode with the energy of a New York City street in the play that dares not speak its name, and dazzle in breathtaking style in the world’s favourite Edwardian rom-com.
We will leave you gasping for breath at a fast paced Australian comedy that sold out before it opened in Melbourne; a modern American classic, a heartbreakingly beautiful new American play fresh from Broadway, and a play with music that took the Edinburgh Festival by storm.
In celebrating the word, we bring to you some of our favourite writers of the last 100 years. Oscar Wilde, Arthur Miller, Joanna Murray-Smith, Tim Winton, Jon Robin Baitz, David Greig and Stephen Adly Guirgis. Their plays sparkle, dance and weave their way through sex, betrayal, heartbreak and lots of laughter.
The directors come with accolades galore: Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s iconic directors, with a swag of Hollywood films as well as stage productions to his name. West Australian director Adam Mitchell’s work includes the wonderful production of When the Rain Stops Falling, and Damon Lockwood’s Horse Head was just awarded the inaugural Rome Fringe Festival Prize.
John Howard joins Tim Winton in another stunning collaboration, the much loved Jenny Davis, doyenne of WA theatre, makes her debut on the Heath Ledger stage, while Pete Rowsthorn, of Kath & Kim fame, finds time to come and play with us. And Brendan Hanson, fresh from proving he’s got plenty of the triple threat on the TV show I Will Survive, shows us that he sings, dances, and makes us laugh.
Dive into the brochure, experience the exhilaration of seven great stories by seven highly acclaimed storytellers, and see what lies beneath the surface.