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Tao of Glass

19 - 23 February 2020 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Tao of Glass

19 - 23 February 2020 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Festival 

Phelim McDermott is a master storyteller – a theatrical alchemist and spinner of yarns who has summoned this astonishingly original show about making a show.

Composer Philip Glass and performer-director Phelim McDermott have worked together on acclaimed opera productions around the world. Now they have joined forces for their most personal collaboration yet.

Tao of Glass takes ten brand-new pieces by Philip Glass and pairs them with ten meditations on life, death and Taoist wisdom performed by McDermott with an ensemble of musicians and puppeteers. The result is a warm, fun and utterly compelling fusion of music, theatre, puppetry and philosophical musing held together by a highly-personal monologue about the nature of creativity, memory and personal identity.

Part-concert, part-performance, Tao of Glass is a storytelling tapestry, soundtracked by Glass’s mesmerising music and bursting with theatricality.


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Premium

  • $89.00 Adult
  • $80.00 Friend of the Festival (purchase through Perth Festival or venue box office)

A Reserve

  • $79.00 Adult
  • $71.00 Friend of the Festival (purchase through Perth Festival or venue box office)
  • $75.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, unemployed and Health Care Card Holders)

B Reserve

  • $59.00 Adult
  • $53.00 Friend of the Festival (purchase through Perth Festival or venue box office)
  • $56.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, unemployed and Health Care Card Holders)
  • $25.00 Full time students

C Reserve

  • $39.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Friend of the Festival (purchase through Perth Festival or venue box office)
  • $37.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, unemployed and Health Care Card Holders)
  • $25.00 Full time students

Groups (11+)


Pricing and Fee Information

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Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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Auslan interpreted performance

  • Thursday 20 February 2020 at 7pm

Post show Q&A

  • Thursday 20 February 2020 at 7pm

Audio Described performance

  • Friday 21 February 2020 at 7pm

Captioned performance

  • Friday 21 February 2020 at 7pm

Relaxed performance

  • Sunday 23 February 2020 at 7pm
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