Camera IconKate Walsh, Mandy McElhinney & Steve Rodgers. Credit: John Koh/ John Koh

The Pool: Socials from opening night of Black Swan State Theatre Company new and intriguing production

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Kellie BalaamThe West Australian

Theatre lovers took to an aquatic centre rather than a stage to witness The Pool, a production that explores life as we know it while celebrating community in public spaces.

Playwright Steve Rodgers and artistic director Kate Champion have created the production in association with Perth Festival that invites people to sit poolside and get to know the characters using Bold Park Aquatic Centre.

The audience listen in on the cast—made up of Joel Jackson, Kylie Bracknell, Anna Gray and Edyll Ismail—through a personal headset and immerse themselves into their stories.

As part of the show’s finale, guests are invited to join the cast in the pool for a brief aqua aerobics session.

For more than 40 years Bold Park Aquatic Centre has provided the people of Perth with aquatic facilities surrounded by one of the largest urban bushlands remaining in the region.

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Rob Mills & Romy Vuksan. Picture: John Koh/ John Koh


Ryan Lamp & Carmen Braidwood. Picture: John Koh/ John Koh


Rick Heath & Terri Reid. Picture: John Koh/ John Koh


Kate Walsh, Mandy McElhinney & Steve Rodgers. Picture: John Koh/ John Koh


Stuart Halusz & Rebecca Davis. Picture: John Koh/ John Koh


Samuel Ireland, Amber Gilmour, Erin Bond & Nat Simpson. Picture: John Koh/ John Koh