The Lion Never Sleeps

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Performance accessibility

  • Relaxed Performance
    30 Jan 7.30pm

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Suitability and warnings: PG

Coarse Language:


Other Warnings:

Sexual References, Drug use, Mental Health

Please note:

Contains references to homophobic and transphobic violence

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About this event

Oral history, performance art and queer pride collide; it's a dance party and you're invited.

The Lion Never Sleeps takes you on a group walk through Northbridge to uncover and retrace queer history: saunas, dance floors, sex ed and solidarity. Equipped with a listening device and headphones, an audience of twenty navigate, meander and move through spaces where the queer population danced, fought, and formed communities during the AIDS crisis in Perth in the 1980s. The Lion Never Sleeps is a riotous call for justice and joy, a celebration of resilience, resistance and glitter.

Developed through the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts' and Propel Youth Arts LGBTQIA+ Still Here program, The Lion Never Sleeps is an homage to our queer elders and an intergenerational conversation.

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and Noemie Huttner-Koros

Noemie Huttner-Koros is a performance-maker, writer and director based on Whadjuk Noongar country. Her work is driven by a belief in the social role of art and in creating experiences and encounters that povoke, inspire and amuse. Noemie's work is multi-disciplinary and promiscuous. She has: performed for three people at a time in a blanket fort (Fruits of Failure), had conversations with people under tables (For the Lonely), run through public parks (Aeon, Lz Dunn), written a play called 'Labial Lips' (Australian Theatre for Young People National Studio), encouraged audiences to break 'priceless' works of arts (House of Joys, FRINGE WORLD 2018) and co-created and performed in a new Australian musical (Miss Westralia FRINGE WORLD 2018). A recent WAAPA graduate, Noemie likes to be silly.

Fringefeed reviews energised by Woodside

  • "It is so brilliantly nuanced and respectful that you find yourself awash with emotion." – Out In Perth
  • "so brilliantly nuanced and respectful that you find yourself awash with emotion" – X-Press Magazine
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This performance involves walking for 65 minutes through Northbridge, over different surfaces and terrains. The show is wheelchair accessible and there are multiple opportunities to rest and stop throughout.