Tale of Tales

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Suitability and warnings: PG

Other Warnings:

Depicts Violence

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Medium

Something for almost everyone. Not too naughty, not too nice. These shows mightn’t be ideal for the little’uns.

About this event

Based on true stories, Tale of Tales fuses fairy tales with the horrors of war and the struggles of migration. Filled with shadow puppetry, romance, and family.

Italy, WWII. Fierce and brave Antonietta and her two young boys have to flee to Australia for safety. Her husband Sante, a gentle storyteller, stays to fight against rising fascist regimes. Separated by war and distance, Sante and Antoinetta communicate through letters, their experiences mirrored and revealed through the fairy tales they tell each other.

"Tale of Tales is a small, brilliant gem of storytelling and a breakout achievement for its deviser and performer Clare Testoni." ★★★★½ The West Australian, 2018

"Tale of Tales is the most beautifully rendered World War II story since Life is Beautiful" Fourth Wall Media, 2018

Presented by:
Bow & Dagger

Bow & Dagger make work based on old stories for new audiences. Our work comes from stories of myth, folklore, or history and uses these familiar tales to talk about modern issues. Previous work includes The Double, Tale of Tales (winner of the Blue Room award for best production, 2018), and The Beast and The Bride. Bow & Dagger, Clare Testoni and Natalie Di Risio and are based in Western Australia.

Fringefeed reviews energised by Woodside

  • A magically narrated puppetry show, presenting a love story across time, generations and space; separated by land and sea. – Out In Perth
  • It’s a passionate statement against fear and prejudice. – Seesaw
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This venue is reserved seating, and you will be allocated the best seats available. We cannot guarantee you will be seated together, and you may be seated next to another group of patrons. If you want to make sure your seats are socially distanced or have a specific booking request, please call FRINGE WORLD on 9227 6288. For accessible bookings please call Perth Theatre Trust on (08) 6212 9292.

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