The summer months are sadly on their way out, which means the beloved Rooftop Movies in Northbridge are coming to a season end, as we know it. But there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the glorious summit – Bogan Literature.
Atop the six storey building on Northbridge’s busy Roe Street, high above the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle with sweeping views of Perth City, the space will be transformed into an open-air Rooftop Theatre where the world premiere of Bogan Literature: Pride & Prejudice will go down.
From Wednesday 12 April through to Sunday 7 May, Artrage will present the dramaturgy alongside award-winning, Western Australian comedy-theatre artists, BS Productions who have also cleverly written the act. With their promo title stating for Bogan Literature: Pride & Prejudice stating, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single FIFO man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wifey.'”
BS Productions also happen to be the brains behind Bogan Shakespeare; infamous for running sell-out seasons. Their most recent productions of Julius Caesar and Hamlet won the Best Comedy Award at Fringe World 2022 and smashed box office records for Fringe World in the Heath Ledger Theatre respectively.
BS Productions Producer, Dean Lovatt says, “Having started from humble beginnings and relative obscurity, we have grown, learned, and consistently delivered strong performances throughout our eight years at Fringe World Festival.
“Being handpicked to work directly with Artrage on a major project is a testament to both the continuing success of BS Productions and its key creatives, as well as Artrage’s ongoing commitment to building and supporting the Perth arts sector,” Dean shares.
While Artrage Projects Manager, Courtney Meagher says, “We are so thrilled to be upping the ante at Rooftop Movies with the support of Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries’s CBD Revitalisation program and creating a totally new theatre experience for our city and people to
Bogan Literature: Pride & Prejudice is set to be a homegrown triumph of live and local talent beneath the stars. The season runs from Wednesday 12 April through to Sunday 7 May, but while you’re waiting, check out our guide of the best things to do in Northbridge.