Cloud Nine | 2018

Written By | Caryl Churchill

Directed By | Jeffrey Jay Fowler

19-28 July 2018

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre

Presented by Act-Belong-Commit, Featuring members from the WA Youth Theatre Company.

WARNING | Not suitable for audiences under 16 years. Adult themes, sexual references and depictions.

CAST | Tess Metcalf (Assistant Director), Isaac Diamond, Philip Lynch, Phoebe Sullivan, David Mitchell, Cam Pollock, Lexie Sleet, ‘Ana Ika

CREATIVE TEAM | Director: Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Lighting Designer: Kristie Smith, Sound Designer: Max Juniper, Set and Costume Design: Rhiannon Walker Stage Manager: Jessica Rogerson


What is your version of being on Cloud Nine and how difficult is it to get to in this day and age?

This enduring masterwork by Caryl Churchill resonates today with its exploration of gender, race and colonisation. Cloud Nine comedically depicts the heavy burden of colonisation for both the colonised and the colonisers, in a carnivalesque pastiche of stereotypes and clichés about the British Empire. Act One, set in colonial Africa, parodies conventional theatre comedies and satirizes Victorian society and colonialism. Act Two is set 100 years later in the London of 1979, but is located only twenty-five years later for the characters of the play. It portrays a version of these colonised people where some previous conventions have been loosened but struggles still remain.

CLOUD NINE Season Performances:

  • Thursday 19th of July - 7pm (Preview)
  • Friday 20th of July - 7pm (Opening night)
  • Saturday 21st of July - 7pm
  • Thursday 26th of July - 7pm
  • Friday 27th of July - 7pm
  • Saturday 28th of July - 7pm (Closing night)


Tickets available through Perth Theatre Trust Website

  • Adults: $30
  • Concession: $25
  • Groups of 8+: $20 per ticket