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Will Yeoman

Will Yeoman

Will Yeoman is a Perth-based arts writer and literary editor for The West Australian.

Fidelio (West Australian Symphony Orchestra/Asher Fisch)

ABR Arts 02 March 2020
‘For a moment let’s imagine a world entirely unlike ours,’ asks narrator Eryn Jean Norvill as she sets the scene for this thrilling concert performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio. And yet, 250 years after the composer’s birth, political prisoners are still detained, and worse, for daring to tell truth to power. And lovers? ‘Everyone is imprisoned within their own misdirected desires. Just ... (read more)

Assassins (Black Swan State Theatre Company)

ABR Arts 25 June 2018
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. First performed in 1991, Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins has sadly lost none of its topicality regarding gun culture or the ‘disenfranchised’ lunatics who wield such weapons. As Roger Hodgman, who directs this brilliant new production for the Black Swan State Theatre Company, writes in his program note: ‘In the opening scene, it is impossib ... (read more)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (Black Swan State Theatre Company)

ABR Arts 11 May 2018
Black Swan State Theatre Company’s terrific new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll joins other recent revivals such as those by Belvoir Street Theatre (2011) and State Theatre Company of South Australia (2015) in showing that Ray Lawler’s 1955 classic has lost none of its power to entertain and provoke. Some of the themes explored in the Doll – set in Melbourne in 1953–54 and fi ... (read more)