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Tue 8-Sun 20 March 2011


Students: $24.95

Buy ten tickets to any one Festival event and receive one teacher/chaperone ticket FREE

Education Program Supported By

Rio Tinto

Department of Education

Indigenous Program Partner


Supported By

Australia Council

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals.

Boundary Street
Black Swan State Theatre Company (Australia)
Commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival with Brisbane Festival. Written by Reg Cribb, Original Music by James Morrison, Directed by Kate Cherry.

A swinging wartime story

The year is 1942. The Japanese have bombed Darwin and loom on Australia's doorstep. But as war blazes overseas, a battle is brewing in sleepy, conservative Brisbane.

Boundary Street was the demarcation line between races, segregating black American servicemen and Indigenous Australians. For a short time during WWII it was also home to the hottest, most swinging new club in the Southern Hemisphere, Dr Carvers.

Providing Australian women and musicians with their first taste of edgy jazz, hot new dances and dangerous foreign liaisons, Dr Carvers broke the personal and racial boundaries of the day. Unfortunately every party comes to an end ... some with more ferocity than others.

Boundary Street ignites the stage with sizzling new jazz tunes by James Morrison, nostalgic period covers and eye-popping swing, jive and jitterbug dancing.

Suitability: ages 13+/years 8-12 Drama, English, Literature, S&E, Art and Design
Themes: love, family, war-time Australia


  • Tue 8 Mar, 7.30PM
  • Wed 9 Mar, 7.30PM
  • Thu 10 Mar, 7.30PM
  • Sat 12 Mar, 2.15PM
  • Sun 13 Mar, 5.00PM
  • Tue 15 Mar, 7.30PM
  • Wed 16 Mar, 7.30PM
  • Thu 17 Mar, 7.30PM
  • Sat 19 Mar, 2.15PM
  • Sun 20 Mar, 5.00PM


Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre

Address: Corner Roe and William Streets, Northbridge

Located inside the State Theatre Centre in Northbridge, the Heath Ledger Theatre is a 575 seat multi-purpose theatre for music, dance, and theatre.

The State Theatre Centre is located a few minutes walk from the Wellington Street Train Station and Wellington Street Bus Port. As two major public transport hubs in Perth's CBD, there are a range of busses and trains servicing this area.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Carparking (with disabled bays and lift access) is available at:
- State Library Carpark (access from James and Francis Streets)
- Cultural Centre Carpark (access from Roe Street)
- Citiplace Carpark (access from Roe Street)

- Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance, some performances may not allow latecomers entry, please check your ticket for details.
- Mobile telephones and electronice devies are to be turned off during the performance, they can sometime affect the sound equipment as well as disrupting the artists and other audience members.
- Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

The State Theatre Centre is accessible to patrons with impared mobility. It is recommended that patrons with special requirements state their needs when booking tickets.

An infrared hearing system for deaf and hearing impared patrons is available. An Audio Description Service for blind or vision impared patrons is offered for certain performances.

Wheelchair seating is available in the Heath Ledger Theatre. Please check when booking which seats are available as these may change with each performance. Accessible toilets are located on Basement 2, Basement 1, Level 2, Level 4 and in the Courtyard.

Pick up and set down points are available on William Street, close to the main entrance.

For access information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts website.

Present your ticket at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The Brisbane The Brisbane Hotel
292 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 08 9227 2300
Open Mon – Sat 11:30am to late; Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Choose any pizza on the menu with a glass of wine or a large beer
Must Winebar MUST Winebar
519 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 8 9328 8255
Open 12noon to late, 7 Days
A glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne and ½ a dozen Oysters, in the Champagne Lounge or Bar
Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen
3b Shafto Lane, Perth
P 08 9321 0345
Open Mon-Thur 6:30am to 9pm;  Fri 6:30am to late
Choose any main course plus a glass of wine

Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza
Platform Restaurant Platform Restaurant
7/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9226 3636
Open Mon – Tues 7am to 6pm; Wed – Fri 7am to late
Sweet potato, tomato, spinach, leek, feta tart, roast pepper, parmesan salad
Salt and pepper squid with mango, mint, cucumber mixed leaves, lime aioli
With a glass of Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or a Corona or a Flametree Cab Merlot

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.