Live Broadcast of New Williamson Play in Regional WA.

Live Broadcast of New Williamson Play in Regional WA.

Following Black Swan State Theatre Company’s successful first live broadcast in 2011 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Black Swan has announced its next broadcast: Managing Carmen by David Williamson will be broadcast live on 30 November 2012 from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to regional WA audiences over the Westlink channel.

The live broadcast of theatre performances is an opportunity for thousands of regional WA citizens who cannot attend Black Swan performances because of distance or financial constraints to share a state-wide ‘live’ experience within their own home or community.

In May 2011, the live broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was watched by approximately 4,000 patrons at regional venues, at Community Resource Centres around WA and at homes over the Westlink channel.

This year, Managing Carmen will be shown at 10 regional venues, as well as Community Resource Centres and homes using the Westlink channel. The live broadcast is a free event, so early booking is recommended to secure seats. The regional venues and booking information is:

Regional Venues and Booking Informtion

Esperance Civic Centre, 9083 1566 or

Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, 9088 6900 or

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, 9956 6662 or

New Lyric Theatre, Bunbury, 1300 661 272 or

Cummins Theatre, Merredin, 9041 3295 or

Margaret River Cultural Centre 9758 7316 or

Camel Lane Theatre, Carnarvon, 9941 1146 or

Moora Performing Arts Centre, 9651 0000 or

Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Port Hedland, 9158 9368 or

Sun Pictures, Broome, 9192 1077 or

About the play Managing Carmen:

Brent Lyall is a freakish young sporting talent. At the age of twenty-three, the country lad is already captain of one of the most successful football clubs in the land. He is managed by the ruthless and famous sports manager Rohan Swift, a foulmouthed bully of legendary status.

Not only is Brent paid a prodigious amount of money to play AFL football, he makes three times as much with product endorsements: the advertisers simply love him and his glamourous model girlfriend. But he should be raking in a lot more advertising cash – if only he wasn't so guarded in front of every camera!

Rohan is determined not to let Brent’s uptight performance get in the way of rich endorsement earnings and hires a psychologist to unleash Brent’s on-camera talent. But as Rohan finds out,

Brent is not quite the simple country boy he seems: He has a secret passion for cross-dressing.

Brent’s carefully managed career is in jeopardy and Rohan needs to come up with an emergency plan to keep Brent’s career and earning potential on track!

Time: pre-show content begins at 7.20pm, welcome from Director begins at 7.30pm and performance begins directly after, duration approximately 1 hour 55 minutes.

Read our interview with David Wiliamson