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The Bleeding Tree at State Theatre Centre

The Bleeding Tree

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA and The Blue Room Theatre presents The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini.

In the dead of night, in the dusty Australian outback, you could hear a pin drop. And as the rumour mill churns in a restless town, can three women bury their dead weight of a secret? A lot can happen in three days...

The Bleeding Tree is a gripping revenge thriller that’s swept up almost every award in its path, including four Performing Arts WA Awards (2022), six Blue Room Theatre Awards (2021), three Helpmann Awards (2016) and the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Reborn with a cast of First Nations women breathing new life into its lungs, director Ian Michael (co-writer of York) takes this compelling tale to thrilling new levels of darkness and humour.

Haunting. Confronting. Irreverent. The Bleeding Tree hits you like a shot to the head with its fast-paced, unconventional poetic dialogue, so tense and mesmerising it has audiences hanging off every word.

"A journey that is visceral, demanding and has lasting effect." Stage Whispers

Ian Michael

Karla Hart
Ebony Mcguire
Stephanie Somerville

Approximate Running Time
60 Minutes (No Interval)

Recommended 15+
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    Event Showings

    29 April - 14 May
    (see website for dates and times)

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    Ticketed event

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    State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

    174-176 William St

    Perth WA 6000

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    Audio Description

    Auslan Interpreting

    Wheelchair access