Unsung Heroes
4 - 21 June 2020
State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

Unsung Heroes

4 - 21 June 2020 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets

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Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA presents

Homegrown Solo Stories

Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL, Unsung Heroes, is a collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things.

"The essence of Black Swan has always been about creating pathways with artists (and) new stories."
– The West Australian

Program 1

Own Way
By Barbara Hostalek
She’s strong, she’s smart, she has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed the law.

The Perfect Boy
By Gita Bezard
From the stages of Subiaco to international acclaim, Effie Fellows. She wowed audiences around the world with her male impersonation act.

The Unremarkable and Ordinary Life of Carmela Caterina Tassone (née Panaia)
By Chris Isaacs
Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name has never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.

Program 2

Lesson in the Art of Butterfly
By Hellie Turner
A courageous doctor risks all, to shine a light on the right to choose.

Song in the Key of Trust
By Mararo Wangai
A renowned musician follows his passion for song to a country far from the land of his birth.

Unmarked, or the Life-Changing Magic of (almost) Losing Grand Finals
By Will O'Mahony
Alone in the goalsquare. About to seal the premiership. What could go wrong?

DIRECTOR (Program 1)
Joe Paradise Lui
DIRECTOR (Program 2)
Emily McLean
Karen Cook
Alison van Reeken

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.

Standard + Balcony

  • $55.00 - $59.00 Adult 
  • $55.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran's Affairs and Health Care Card Holders)
  • $26.00 Full time student 

Groups (8+)

  • $50.00 - $55.00 Standard + Balcony
  • $26.00 Schools (10+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.


  • Thursday 4 June 2020 at 7.30pm
  • Friday 5 June 2020 at 7.30pm


  • Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 11am
  • Friday 12 June 2020 at 11am

Post show Q&A

  • Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 6.30pm

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