Category Archives: Past Shows

First Date the Musical

Blak Yak Theatre is delighted to present First Date the Musical, Book by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner.

“First Date” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical
On behalf of R&H Theatricals,

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulativeexes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

The show will be performed at Shenton Park Community Hall between the 21st September and the 7th October (we are aware the facebook event states that it closes on the 5th – Facebook restrictions will not allow us to move the end date of the facebook event more than 2 weeks).


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Spd D8n

Blak Yak theatre is proud to present a new, locally written work, Spd D8n by Martin Lindsay.
Directed by Therese Cruise, the play in two acts follows a night of speed dating at a local pub, with humourous results! The show provides a light hearted take on modern dating, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Presented at Shenton Park Community Hall 240 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park WA 6008, in the newly refurbished theatre at 8pm on:
Thursday 3 August,
Friday 4 August,
Saturday 5 August,
Thursday 10 August
Friday 11 August and
Saturday 12 August.
and 7pm Sunday 6 August.
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2017 24 Hour Stage Project

BlakYak theatre is proud to present the 24 Hour Stage Project, where talented writers, directors and actors from the Perth area will write, produce and stage between 3 and 6 short plays in 24 hours.

Yup, you read right. The 24 hour stage project is exactly that; 24 hours to write, stage and perform a short play lasting between 10 and 30 minutes. We will be staging up to 6 short plays, developed and staged in the one 24 hour period, which will then be adjudicated for cash prizes.

This event is for the 8pm performance of all the shows. Drinks and nibbles available on the night; doors from 7pm.

Tickets are available from and are $10, a total bargain for an evening of incredible theatre!

Seating is theatre style and unreserved – There are only a limited number of seats available, and once they are gone, they are gone, so get in quick to book!

Bad Girls the Musical

Title: Bad Girls the Musical
Location: Chrissie Parrott Arts, 4 Sussex St, Maylands
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Description: Blak Yak Theatre are delighted to announce our next production, Bad Girls the Musical, Book by MAUREEN CHADWICK & ANN MCMANUS, Music and Lyrics by KATH GOTTS, by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Josef Weinberger LTD. London.

Bad Girls – The Musical follows female inmates set in the fictional HMP Larkhall. It is the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade.

A tragic death on the wing – in which Jim Fenner is implicated – leads to an angry protest from the women and forces Helen and Nikki to their opposite sides of the bars. But when it’s clear that Helen stands to lose her job over Jim Fenner’s misdeeds, the race is on for the women to nail Jim once and for all.

CONTENT WARNING: Bad Girls is beautiful, funny, touching, intimate and dark. Themes of drug abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Performing July 28, 29, 30 August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 8pm, and August 7th at 2pm at Chrissie Parrott Arts, Maylands. Doors open an hour before, food and drinks available on the night. Seating is unallocated, and will be a mixture of theatre and cabaret. Tickets are $25 Full, $23 Concession.

Featuring a stellar cast:
Yvonne Atkins – Caroline Perks
Nikki Wade – Joanna Tyler
Denny Blood – Helen Kerr
Shel Dockley – Sarsi Grace
Justin Mattison – Daniel Buckle
Noreen Biggs – Sherryl Spencer
Crystal Gordon – Thérèse Cruise
Sylvia Hollomby – Lisa Skrypichayko
Rachel Hicks – Tay Howard
Jim Fenner – Tom Hutton
Helen Stewart – Cassie Skinner
Julie Saunders – Sam Jade
Julie Johnston – Hayley Currie
Number One – Dean McAskil
Start Date: 2016-07-28
Start Time: 20:00
End Date: 2018-08-13
End Time: 23:59


The 24 hour stage project is exactly that; 24 hours to write, stage and perform a short play lasting between 10 and 30 minutes. We are aiming for between 4 and 6 short plays to be developed and staged in the one 24 period, which will then be adjudicated for cash prizes.

We are calling for interested writers, directors and actors to submit the application form available here before 5pm on the 25th March 2016:

The 24 Hour Stage Project will be conducted downstairs at Rigby’s Bar and Grill, on the 9th April 2016.

The Project will start with a mixer from 7 PM on Friday the 8 April, where there will be food and wine available to buy, with the official Project Kicking off at 8PM. Rehearsal space will be provided at the same venue, which will be accessible for the second day.

The plays will be staged at 8PM on Saturday the 09 April, with adjudications provided on the evening. Tickets will be available for $10 on the door, so that your friends and family will be able to see the output of all your hard work. Seating will be cabaret style, with food and drinks available on the night

The performances will be adjudicated by well known Perth Theatre Reviewer Richard Hyde, and the following awards will be awarded:

Award Awarded by Prize
Critic’s Choice Adjudicator $200
People’s Choice Audience $100
Best Script Adjudicator $50
Best Actor Adjudicator $50
Best Actress Adjudicator $50
Various honorable mentions as deemed appropriate Adjudicator N/A


Everyone! We don’t discriminate. The section “Ways to get involved” goes into more detail about what you can do to participate, but in short, we want actors, writers, directors and stage ninjas to come along and help out.

This is a collaborative, experimental and creative endeavor. It is open to people with a cross section of backgrounds and experience, and we really want to provide a space and opportunity for people to experiment and learn. If you have never done something like this before, come along and see what it’s all about. We aim to make this an enjoyable and fulfilling event, and hopefully it’ll be the first of many.

Check out the link here for the full information pack.



Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Polish your disco balls and set your glitter beams to fabulous!

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is coming!

Book and Lyrics by Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler Music by Jonathan Croose and Robin Forrest
Based on original ideas by Johanna Allitt, Simon Curtis, Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler

Directed by Lorna Mackie

The UK cult classic musical “Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens” produced by Blak Yak Theatre in collaboration with Phoenix Theatre comes to the Hamilton Hill memorial hall November 19 – December 05 2015

“Cheers meets Red Dwarf meets Rocky Horror” in this tack-tastic naughty show set in a galaxy far, far away….
As the audience settle back for an evening of cosmic cabaret, all is not well at Saucy Jack’s… The evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequinned slingback shoe.

WARNING: This show contains crude language, adult situations, drag, bad wigs, disco beams and glitter! With music set to country rock, gospel, blues and disco, it’s everything a trash- talking musical should be!

The show contains no swearing, nor is there any nudity however the show is not intended for young audiences. It is brash without being offensive… It is sexy but not lewd… It is cool and crazy but never chaotic… and it pretends to be a little more racy than it really is.

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Never Ever Move It

Blak Yak are thrilled to be presenting two one act productions, ‘Move It’ and ‘Never Ever’, as part of their short play season downstairs at Rigby’s. Doors will open at 7pm and food and drink will be available for purchase.

For two nights only, so book early and book often.

September 12th and 13th.

Bookings through

Or try your luck at the door 🙂


Poster for Never Ever
Poster for Never Ever

Picasso’s Women

Blak Yak Theatre is thrilled to announce their production of Brian McAvera’s Picasso’s Women for a strictly limited season at the Chrissie Parrott Arts centre in August.

Picasso’s Women is a series of monologues told by the eight women who lived with, loved, and inspired Pablo Picasso. It is the story of their lives and experiences with the man who was to become the most influential artist of the twentieth century. The production uncovers their buried histories and gives voice to the women who were used, and frequently abused, by Picasso.

So often in theatre (and cinema, and literature) the complaint is heard that there are not enough strong roles for women. Picasso’s Women is a rare beast indeed to showcase eight powerful, fascinating, and engaging female characters. For art lovers, history buffs, or theatre aficionados, Picasso’s Women is meticulously researched and masterfully written. Powerful, confronting, hilarious, and heartbreaking, the show is a tour de force for the actresses.

The monologues can stand alone but, viewed as a whole, they deliver a satisfying synergism. Each piece has been individually rehearsed, with a director and performer collaborating to bring to life each of Picasso’s women.

The eight monologues–on average–are each 30 minutes long, and so are spread over two nights. Each night can be enjoyed on its own or Blak Yak is offering a discount price for both evenings.

Picasso’s Women–Harlequin explores the artist’s early life and features Fernande, Eva, Gaby, and Olga, on August 21, 22, 27, 30.

Picasso’s Women–Minotaur examines Picasso’s later years and features Marie-Therese, Dora, Françoise, and Jacqueline, on August 20, 23, 28, 29.


Picasso’s Women will be presented at Chrissie Parrott Arts, 4 Sussex St, Maylands. All performances commence at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets are $25 Adult, $22 Concession, or $40 for both nights (tickets can be upgraded at any time) at Click to book!


Jacqueline – Sherryl Spencer, directed by Melissa Merchant 
Fernande – Nisha Rivett, directed by Rob Whitehead
Francoise – Anna Head, directed by Jarrod Buttery 
Olga – Chandra Wyatt, directed by Joy Northover 
Dora – Nadia Collins & Sharnya Thomson, directed by Christine Ellis 
Eva – Jacinta Tavelli-Williams, directed by Michael McAllan 
Marie-Therese – Breeahn Jones, directed by Kimberley Shaw 
Gaby – Rose McKenna, directed by Louise C. Carson


Blak Yak Directors Workshop

Blak Yak are proud to present a free Directors Workshop for new, budding and existing talent within the theatre community. This workshop is intended to help refresh existing directors in production management and give fresh faces some basics in putting together a show. It is a way of getting an introduction to broader aspects of stage and offer a deeper understanding of how things work behind the curtains.

We’d like this workshop to be open to the Perth theatre community as a whole and particularly targeting at the one act seasons in September. If you, or someone you know, are interested in taking part or require more information, please let us know. The proposed date is the 8th of August and the venue is currently being finalized. We will post an update in the following days.

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Love is a Noun

Love Is A Noun is a black comedy by award-winning playwright Daniel Jon Kershaw. It is a bittersweet elegy charting different perspectives of love. Underneath the lives of the characters simmers a world completely dominated by expectations of love failed or otherwise.

Daniel Jon Kershaw
Lorna Mackie

Performance Dates: 8pm April 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 & May 1, 2, 3 & 4 & 2pm April 28.Doors & licensed bar open 30 minutes prior to curtain.Tickets: Adult $18, Concession $16, Members/Children $14.

Bookings: Elaine Gilberthorpe (08) 9378 1990 or