Oil
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5 - 27 November 2022
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Oil

5 - 27 November 2022 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA

1886, Cornwall, a family prepare dinner by candlelight. A salesman arrives to demonstrate a wonderful new discovery - the kerosene lamp. The age of Oil begins here. A mother and daughter will be changed forever.

How do we manage our finite resources? Is there any resource more infinite than love?

From the stage of London’s Almeida Theatre hails this epic, explosive play about empire, history and motherhood as it charts the lifespan of one of our most precious commodities. Starring Hayley McElhinney (Doctor Doctor, The Cherry Orchard) with a formidable ensemble of actors under the direction of Adam Mitchell (When the Rain Stops Falling, Death of a Saleman), Oil is an exciting and relevant new work for our time and place.

1886, Cornwall, a family are preparing for dinner by candlelight. A salesman arrives at their farm to demonstrate a wonderful new discovery - the kerosene lamp. The age of oil is beginning.

Spanning 150 years and traversing the globe through Tehran, Hampstead, Baghdad and then back to Cornwall, Oil is the time travelling story of mother May and her daughter Amy as they navigate a shifting world.

"Scorchingly ambitious, with plenty of renewable energy." - ★★★★ The Guardian

"Oil is everything great theatre should be; ambitious, exciting and brimming with heart. It takes us on a journey of big ideas in the search for light. It’s the kind of play that comes about once in a decade." -  Director Adam Mitchell

Cast & Creatives

Director Adam Mitchell

Please note:
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Premium

  • $110.00 Adult

A Reserve

  • $79.00 - $95.00 Adult
  • $79.00 Concession (Full-time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran Card holders, Health Care Card holders)
  • $46.00 Students

B Reserve

  • $63.00 - $79.00 Adult
  • $63.00 Concession (Full-time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran Card holders, Health Care Card holders)
  • $46.00 Students
  • $30.00 Under 30's

C Reserve (Restricted View)

  • $35.00 Admit 
  • $30.00 Under 30's 

Groups 

  • $63.00 - $79.00 A Reserve Groups (8+) 
  • $46 School Groups (10+) (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased) 
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

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Post Show Q&A

  • Tuesday 22 November at 6:30pm

Auslan Interpreted Performance

  • Tuesday 22 November at 6:30pm

Closed Captioned Performance 

  • Saturday 19 November at 2:00pm 

Audio Described Performance with Tactile Tour

  • Saturday 19 November at 2:00pm 

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