2014 AWESOME Festival
4-17 October – Perth Cultural Centre
The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things is a showcase of amazing and exciting contemporary art from all over the world. Each October, young people and their grown ups are invited to enjoy an extraordinary array of both free and ticketed theatre, contemporary dance & music, sculpture, installation and new media in the Perth Cultural Centre.
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Queensland 7–11 Oct State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
The Gingham family are very concerned for all the lost and discarded hand-made toys in the world and travel the globe to find them. They bring them to their colourful home and welcome them to the family. Each toy is introduced, one-by-one, and after seeing a short film of how they came to be lost, they are given a voice, a dance groove, their very own night-light…and a nice comfy bed. [more]
New Zealand 9–12 Oct State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Devour a slapstick treat of culinary chaos! Two underlectual chefs in a Seussian kitchen cook up a hilarious concoction of punk-potato physical comedy, live music and puppetry. As our half-baked heroes juggle pots, knives and snarling customers, their lives are interrupted by a mysterious feathered friend. The orders are coming thick and fast, but can our dumb waiters stop the caper from turning to custard? [more]
Queensland 4–11 Oct The Seagull Tent, Perth Cultural Centre
New day. New school. New house. New room. Everything’s changing for Lily. Night falls and she’s got a lot on her mind. No wonder she can’t get to sleep. Her mum tells her to count sheep, but what good is that when one of them is running amok in her room? Enter Baarbara, an all-singing, all-dancing woolly entertainer who helps Lily dream up ways to put what’s worrying her to bed. [more]
Victoria 7–12 Oct Perth Cultural Centre
It’s an ear party and both of them are invited!
The hilarious, messy and decidedly insane, Rich and Matt from The Listies are back with the chaotic and ingenious show Earworms! Earworms is an interactive radio show recorded live each day and the [more]
4–13 Oct Western Australia Museum - Perth
Have you ever met a Moomintroll?
Come and meet the Moomins, a world-famous family of friendly white trolls created by Finnish author, Tove Jansson in her magical storybook series. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has adapted this play from the original… [more]
Queensland 4–13 Oct State Library of Western Australia
Tim Sharp is a visual artist of international renown and we are thrilled to welcome him to the AWESOME Festival. Tim is most famous for the creation of_Laser Beak Man_, a colourful superhero with a keen sense of irony who knows how to have fun! Hailing from Brisbane, Tim has autism (ASD) and like many young people with ASD, his initial prognosis was bleak. That was until his Mum, Judy, put a pencil in his hand. Tim’s story is one of unconditional love, hard work, hope and real talent. [more]
Victoria 7–13 Oct Perth Cultural Centre
Guru Dudu is a fun-loving modern guru who loves to interpret the world through disco dance. He will take you on a Silent Disco Walking Tour where everyone wears headphones (supplied) and listens in to the same music simultaneously along with the Guru’s hilarious commentary. [more]