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The Events [Perth]

The Events [Perth]

Ticketing Information



Saturday July 7, 2018 - 8:00 PM


Black Swan State Theatre Company
State Theatre Centre of WA, Level 1, 182 William Street
Perth, WA 6000




Christy Filipich & Linda Beales

Language/ Cultural Consultant:

Josie Hodgetts


About the Show

The Events was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and Clare Watson was instrumental in bringing this mesmerising theatre work to Australia in 2016, to direct its premiere for the Sydney Festival. After successful seasons in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, this acclaimed production is set to have its Perth premiere.

One of Australia’s most powerful actors, Catherine McClements (Water Rats, Rush), plays Claire, a vicar and leader of a community choir that regularly meet in a local town hall. When a young man enters the hall and opens fire, her beloved community – and the ideals that sustain it – is blown apart.

Set in the wake of the tragedy, a conversation unfolds between Claire and the young man. She is unpacking her rage, her fears and ultimately, her forgiveness. The young man is something else: the voice of the alienated, an enemy within and a lost generation. In an era of uncertainty and inexplicable events, questions are asked and resolutions sought. Could he have been stopped?

David Greig (Midsummer: A Play with Songs) has written a beautiful story of hope and healing. The Events will be performed with a different Perth community choir at each performance. It is an extraordinary blend of theatre and music.

“[the] community chorus—the ‘one big crazy tribe’— lifted the show…finding a beautiful harmony we so desperately need.” Daily Review


We are pleased to share that Auslan interpretation is provided for both the matineeand evening performances on Saturday 7 July. Follow the links above and use the promo code AUSLAN

  • A seating chart will appear on screen. In the top right corner, enter your discount code (AUSLAN/auslan)
  • The seating chart will adjust to display the reserved allocation for Auslan patrons.
  • Once the code is entered, select your seats and the relevant pricing
  • Click ‘Add to Cart’, and once you are happy with the contents of your purchase, ‘Proceed to Checkout’
  • Continue processing your transaction as per usual.
  • Alternatively, if you wish to purchase your tickets in-person, you can either visit the Black Swan Office (Level 1,
    182 William Street PERTH) or any Perth Theatre Trust venue.
  • For groups 8+, please contact the Perth Theatre Trust at

If you have any queries regarding this promotion, please contact Amy Welsh (Ticketing Coordinator) or Alena Tompkins (Education & Community Access Manager) on 6212 9300


To get to the Studio Underground, enter the State Theatre Centre main entrances and take the stairs down and then turn left. Lifts are also available.