Short + Sweet Perth
10 March - 10 April 2021
Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium

Short + Sweet Perth

10 March - 10 April 2021 Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Theatre Trust and Short + Sweet

Finally the Short+Sweet festival of 10 minute plays comes to Perth! Ten plays every night by the best of local theatre talent. Come and vote for your favourite!

Ten 10 minute plays every night to make you cheer, cry, gasp, laugh and shout - but always applaud! There's no theme - just a rollercoaster ride of great theatre by Perth's own experienced and up-and-coming writers, directors and actors.

Short+Sweet is the world's largest festival of little plays, founded in Sydney almost 20 years ago and now presented in multiple countries across the globe. Though it took some time to get to Perth, it's here with a bang! Some 40 plays, all vying to go through to the finals, based on judging and the audience vote.

Each week and weekend's program will include a new set of 10 plays. To see them all come to each program - and then see the ones you sent through at the finals!

Competing Plays

Week 1 - Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 March

Play Playwright Director
Homework Kel Vance Margaret Fitzgerald
The Man and the Mannequin         Andrew O'Connell Cody Fullbrook
True to You Nicky Denovan Jane Hille
Like Father Steve Wheat Greg Jarema
Couch Martin Lindsay Kate Manson
Customs Audrey Poor Audrey Poor
The Last Spin Ed McBain, adapted by Ben Lowther    Ben Lowther
Playing with Shadows Therese Edmonds Keely Moloney
Accountant from Hell Barry Wood Lyndsey Turner

Week 2 - Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 March

Play Playwright Director
Paper Alley Yvette Wall Yvette Wall
Escape Room     Karen Campbell                                          Christine Evans
Wrinkle Ranch Debra Cole Karen Farmer
It Was Tuesday Donna Hughes                Jake Dennis
Old Tricks for New TV Writers        Bob Charteris Bob Charteris
Willem James Forte          Mitch Robinson
Frog-Song Sky River Daniel Gray
Cyrano, No, No! John Levine Shelby Forster
Chasing Moondyne Lynda Butler Lynda Butler

Weekend - Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 March - matinees

Play Playwright Director
Charlotte's Room Mike Sams WAAPA
Living on the Edge   Carey Pepper      WAAPA
The Silent Accomplice Suzy Wilds in collaboration with Joy Roberts   WAAPA
The Multiverse Wendy Gough Soroka                        WAAPA
The Replacement Son                   Steven Hounsome WAAPA
Fridge Jennifer O'Grady          WAAPA
Di Mentia Adventure Greg Snook WAAPA
Alfie and Greta David Hopes WAAPA
The Final Round Mary Irving   WAAPA
Santa's Dolphins Patrick Gabridge WAAPA
The Wait David Rawet WAAPA
Solar Pete Malicki WAAPA

Week 3 - Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 March

Play Playwright Director
Lady M Judith Duncan Tashlin Church
Deception Detected     Hadelin de Ponteves                                    Ali McNamara
The First Fireworks Alex Broun Samantha Hortin
Something Blue Rae Welch Maxim Laffont
Judgement Day                         Katrina Samaras Bryce Manning
Now We Are Ten Frank Leggett Elen Pizzata
In The Pipe Victoria Daly Richard Kennett
Coming Soon Judith Bridge Georgia Comerford 
The Photo Album Cal Silberstein Miles Openshaw
Left & Right & Wrong                    Rosie Cocker Rosalyn Anderson
Crushed Lis Hoffmann Ryan McNally
Please note:
  • 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.


  • $25.00 Admit
  • $15.00 School Groups 6+ (1 complimentary ticket per 5 purchased)

For all group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email


  • $35.00 Admit

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years old.

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