The season of Loaded: A Double Bill of New Plays has now ended. Please refer to our homepage for current or upcoming shows.

Witness WA’s rising stars, fresh out of WAAPA, as they take The Lab by storm in two award winning plays out of the Emerging Writers Group.

Western Australia’s hottest young playwrights, Gita Bezard and Will O’Mahony offer intriguing insights into the lengths some go to for friendship and the chance at a new life. What would you do?

 

GIRL SHUT YOUR MOUTH

Katie is going to a place where people are friendly, the drinks are minty and no one tells you how to live your life. Her friends, Mia and Grace, wracked with jealousy, resolve to join Katie on her journey.

The only problem is the price of admission.

TONSILS + TWEEZERS

Tonsils and Tweezers are best friends, have been since high school. All that changes on the day of their 10 year high school reunion, when Tweezers reveals that he has a sure fire plan to make sure no one talks about “what they’ve been up to…”

DIRECTOR

Jeffrey Jay Fowler

DIRECTOR

Will O’Mahony

THE BRIDGING COMPANY

Shalom Brune-Franklin

Brittany Morel

Stephanie Panozzo

Jessica Paterson

THE BRIDGING COMPANY

Adam Sollis

Lincoln Vickery

Megan Wilding

Hoa Xuande

 

New Australian Work

Presented as part of the FRINGE WORLD Festival 2016

WORLD PREMIERE

 

MALCOLM ROBERTSON AWARD WINNERS (2015)

 

The programme is available for download here. Please note some images may appear blurry. Programmes are available for purchase from the State Theatre Centre foyers for $5.00. 

 

Reviews 

 

4 stars out of 5! "Tight, tough-minded pieces with considerable power and sophistication. The ensemble cast is excellent, the work of the creative team outstanding." The West Australian
 
"How fantastic to see two new West Australian plays in Loaded. Tense, engaging, terrifying, funny." Claire, patron
 
"…a gift to any audience member that enjoys excellent theatre. Well cast, well directed and sublimely written." Tweet Perth
 
"I would be astounded to find someone who did not take something away from the performance that they simply had to talk about with someone, anyone. Well-performed, well-presented and well-conceived, if the State Theatre Company wanted to make a statement… they made one." Pelican Magazine

4 stars out of 5! "Tight, tough-minded pieces with considerable power and sophistication. The ensemble cast is excellent, the work of the creative team outstanding." The West Australian

 

"How fantastic to see two new West Australian plays in Loaded. Tense, engaging, terrifying, funny." Claire, patron

 

"…a gift to any audience member that enjoys excellent theatre. Well cast, well directed and sublimely written." Tweet Perth

 

"I would be astounded to find someone who did not take something away from the performance that they simply had to talk about with someone, anyone. Well-performed, well-presented and well-conceived, if the State Theatre Company wanted to make a statement… they made one." Pelican Magazine

 

 

Girl Shut Your Mouth and Tonsils + Tweezers were developed with the support of Playwriting Australia at the National Script Workshops 2014.

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Set & Costume Designer
Lawrie Cullen-Tait
Lighting Designer
Mark Howett
Sound Designer
Joe Lui
Assistant Lighting Designer
Chris Donnelly
  • Dates

    14 Jan - 7 Feb
  • Venue

    Studio Underground
  • Warning

    Adult themes, strong language, use of replica weapons
  • Black Swan Lab Partner

  • Philanthropy Partner