Playthings review for Perth Walkabout

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My review of Playthings -- a play by Scott McArdle, presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company and the Blue Room Theatre -- is now online. Read my Playthings review at Perth Walkabout. I first started writing for Perth Walkabout in 2010 and have done theatre reviews for them since 2014, but it's actually been …

Masked up in the wild west

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I'm currently staring out the window at the rain in Perth, where our five-day hard lockdown ended without another COVID-19 case being identified in the community. There are still a few restrictions in place for the time being, including wearing masks -- a foreign concept to most West Aussies until a week ago, though the …