Category Archives: Past Shows

The Campervan Tales

by James Forte

Cut-off by floodwaters, marooned in a small country town, eight actors tell their tales to pass the time (and earn a meal).

Optional dinner – three short plays – dessert – three more plays.

Performing at Rigby’s Bar (downstairs), 221 St George’s Terrace, Perth. September 26, 27, 28. Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7pm.

Tickets $50 – includes two course meal, or $25 show only ($20 concession).

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Atomic the Rock Musical

Blak Yak theatre is proud to present Atomic the new rock musical March 2019. ATOMIC is the thrilling new Off-Broadway musical that blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project.

Leo Szilard is the brilliant physicist who unlocks the secret of atomic power. But war turns his hopes for mankind into a billion-dollar race against a German bomb. Ethics, loyalty and true love are tested as Leo and his fellow scientists struggle to save both the world and their own humanity. Set during the Manhattan Project, the atom bomb’s creation during WWII brought together America’s brightest minds and brilliant refugee scientists fleeing the Nazis to develop a weapon capable of stopping the Germans. However Germany surrendered without ever using the weapons and the war effort turned to Japan, and the project was too big to stop, but one man tried. Atomic is the true, untold story of the creation of the Atomic bomb, set to an incredible rock music score.

“This new musical does what the best of the genre does so well — revitalize ways of looking at the world.” Theatre Red (Sydney, 2013)

“Both interesting and moving… Philip Foxman’s music is beautiful.” The New Yorker (New York, 2014)

“Intelligent, thought provoking with a hot rock score that sizzles.” Times Square Chronicle (New York, 2014)

“Compulsively watchable… blows the roof off the theatre.” Theatremania (New York, 2014)

“The music and songs are exhilarating.” The Monitor (Michigan, 2016)

“It’s a history lesson, it’s a rock musical with a dramatic soundtrack, it’s a thought provoking and great entertainment.” It’s All Theatre (Michigan, 2016)

“Atomic is thrilling.” Riverfront Times (St. Louis, 2016)

Author: Philip Foxman and Danny Ginges
Venue: Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall
Show Dates: March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8pm, March 17 at 1pm
Director: Lorna Mackie
MD: Joshua Haines


Henry V

William Shakespeare’s Henry V is the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years’ War.

At the dawning of King Henry V’s reign, power and morality collide amid plots of intrigue, duplicity and a perilous turn to France. Outnumbered five to one, the English army faces the Battle of Agincourt, roused from their fears by the lyrical eloquence and raw power of Henry’s St Crispin’s Day Speech. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, and Henry IV, Part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined young man. In Henry V, the young prince has matured. He embarks on an expedition to France and, his army badly outnumbered, defeats the French at Agincourt.

This fresh take on Shakespeare’s history play will bring the action of the play right into the audience’s laps. It will be presented in the round bringing the action of the play closer to the audience and placing it amongst them, rather than being safely tucked away on a stage. Some of the scenes will even involve audience members in the action.

From Thursday 18 October to Saturday 27 October 2018 7:30 PM
Performing at Shenton Park Community Centre.

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One Night One Day

A comedy about singles and social graces, after a night that went so right goes so wrong the next morning. Rachel and Greg wake up together after a night out on the town, much to the surprise of both. An awkward situation at the best of times, made all the more awkward as details from the previous night slowly filter back to them. One Night One Day is a riotous comedy by award-winning playwright Martin Lindsay.

Directed by Melissa Merchant
Sjaan Lucas as Rachel
Joel Sammels as Greg
Jarrod Buttery as Bob
Ellin Sears as Jane

Between Thursday 9 August 2018 8:00 PM and Saturday 18 August 2018 8:00 PM, performing at Shenton Park Community Centre.

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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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Facebook post here for more info

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
Facebook Event: Click here
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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