West Australian Premiere

The Violent Years (1956)

Music & Musicals / Theatre
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The year is 1956. Paula is an affluent teenage girl who leads a double life. By day she is a straight-A student, but by night she is criminal gang-leader with a flagrant disregard for upstanding moral values. Paula and her gang of teenage girls do the unthinkable: they drive fast cars, they dress like boys, they live for the thrill of crime...and they sing! Using an Ed Wood-penned exploitation classic and mashing it up with 2018 sensibilities, The Violent Years (1956) is a queer cult cinema garage rock concert you won't soon forget.

With song and dance numbers blending 1950s rockabilly with 2018 indie art rock, this is a smorgasbord of exploitation film plot tropes, dark comedy, camp, and rockabilly music to explore gender panic, self-destruction, and the hunger for anarchy.

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Spooky Rainbows

Rachel Kerry is a Sydney-based director, writer, and video editor. Originally from New York City, her work emphasizes pop culture comedy, genre musical theatre, immersive environments, and queer narratives. She graduated from the University of Southern California and recently received her Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. While at NIDA, Rachel has cultivated an aesthetic nicknamed Sex, Death, and Rainbows. This is the artistic pursuit of horror comedy, bizarre love stories, and playful chaos. Credits, media, and press can be found at http://www.rachelkerry.com

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The Main Space at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 6003


The Main Space at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 6003

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Price types

Full Price: $15.00 to $21.00

Preview: $15.00

Group (6+): $18.00

Friends Frenzy: $15.00

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60 min

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Frequent

Other Warnings:

Sexual References, Loud Noises

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