That Shakespeare Play

20 November - 11 December
2hr, 20 min (incl. interval)
Ticket prices range between $30 and $93
For wheelchair or other accessible seating, please contact TicketsWA on 08 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
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Black Swan State Theatre Company
That Shakespeare Play

Octagon Theatre
20 Nov to 11 Dec


My Friend
May we, in truth, be not too proud to say
For all our wins there is conditioned here,
That naught achieved in thirty years to date
Is prized without the presence of you near.  
Each rise and fall, each show upon our stage,
Thou’st came, in both the days of sun and sleet.
Thus in reflection of this festive age
May we become a servant at your feet.
And so with this in mind we beg of thee
Instruct us now of that which you desire.
Which of The Bard’s great plays thou wish to see?
And that request shall fuel our artist fire. 
Whether thy bidding fatal, famed or fun;  
In thy good bidding know thy will be done.

In this our 30th year we return to the playwright and stage where it all began, with our audiences choosing which Shakespearean play we will present to complete our season. This open door endeavor invites you not only to help us lift the curtain, but immerse yourself behind it for the full journey of a production.

“Our doubts are traitors and cause us to miss the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” - Lucio 

Matt Edgerton

Pavan Kumar Hari

Samantha Chester

For a subscription series to a selection of Black Swan State Theatre Company performances in 2021, please contact them directly here or on 08 6212 9300 / 08 6212 9292.

20, 22 & 23 Nov, 7:30pm
Preview performances

24 Nov, 7:30pm
Opening Night - tickets only available through subscriptions (see above)

4 Dec, 2pm
Audio Described & Tactile Tour performance

29 Nov, 6:30pm | 4 Dec, 2pm
Pay What You Feel tickets available to low income and unwaged patrons at the Box Office one hour before performance starts

7 Dec, 6:30pm
Q&A session following performance

1 & 8 Dec, 11am
Schools-only performances. Please contact TicketsWA by email at, or by phone on 08 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.

This event complies with all State COVID requirements, including a specific, reserved seat for every attendee. If, on the day of the performance, you would prefer to exchange your seat for another to extend your social distance from other attendees, Theatre Front of House Staff will be happy to help.