Featuring more than 500 performers live on stage, Home is a theatrical spectacular set against a 60-metre-long cinematic backdrop, displaying five three-storey houses. Presented across Langley Park, Home is like nothing you’ve seen before.
As the Swan River carves a winding path from the Indian Ocean through Fremantle to Mount Eliza and from Perth to the Hills, Home celebrates 40,000 years of culture, shines a light on the fragile beauty of Western Australia’s landscape and charts an epic journey of arrival, foundation, boom time and resilience.
A stellar line-up, including The Drones, The Triffids, The Panics, Pigram Brothers and The Waifs, join Ernie Dingo, John Butler Trio, Tim Minchin, Shaun Tan and Tim Winton, as well as hundreds of musicians and artists, to guide you on this musical and visual journey from the suburbs to the sea and from our backyards to the bush.
Director Nigel Jamieson – a master builder of grand public performance and storytelling – has assembled a roll call of Western Australia’s most renowned artists to dramatise our relationship with the place we call home. Our place. For Home, Jamieson has collaborated with Noongar elder and artist, Dr Richard Walley, and the 14 clans of the Noongar nation to create a spectacular Welcome to Country. Through dance, music and song, the Welcome to Country celebrates the powerful connection we all share with this precious land and sets the stage for Perth International Arts Festival’s most ambitious home-grown event ever.
This is Western Australia, live on stage for one night only.
For more information on the lantern project, click here.
John Butler Trio • Tim Minchin • Shaun Tan
Pigram Brothers • The Drones • The Panics • The Triffids • The Waifs
Josie Boyle • Grace Barbe • Ernie Dingo • Robert Drewe • Wayne Freer • Iain Grandage • Megan Lewis • Candice Lorrae • Kavisha Mazzella • Della Rae Morrison • Lucky Oceans • Kim Scott
Swing It • Tara Tiba
Voyces • Vicky Ramakrishnan • Richard Walley • Dave Warner • West Australian Symphony Orchestra • West Australian Youth Orchestra • Gina Williams • Tim Winton
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO HOME
We recommend you plan your journey to Home carefully and arrive early so that you secure the best spot and don’t miss a moment.
TAKE THE TRAIN
We strongly recommend that you take the train and alight at Elizabeth Quay Station (formerly Esplanade Station) and walk past the Chevron Festival Gardens, through Elizabeth Quay and along the Esplanade to Langley Park. You can also alight at Claisebrook Station and walk through East Perth (approximately 20 minutes).
Additional train services will be provided by Transperth on the day to make sure you and your family get there without too much fuss. For more information on train services visit transperth.wa.gov.au
NEED TO DRIVE? PARK AND RIDE.
We recommend you catch public transport but if you need to drive, please consider parking your car at the train station and riding into town. Most stations have parking available on Saturday afternoons, making your journey into the city easy.
Limited paid parking will be available at the east end of Langley Park.
For more information on car parks in the City and available bays, visit cityofperthparking.com.au or wilsonparking.com.au.
There will be an area reserved on Langley Park for wheelchairs. It will be marked with tear-drop banners on the night. There is a drop-off area on Terrace Road between Victoria Street and Hill Street. Accessible parking is available on the eastern end of Langley Park.
CONTINUE THE CELEBRATIONS AT ELIZABETH QUAY
Following a state-wide in-schools program, thousands of students become the stars of Home’s magical finale, in a procession of lanterns moving through the audience at Langley Park to join a magnificent installation, designed by Zoe Atkinson, at Elizabeth Quay.
To celebrate the opening of the new landmark that is Elizabeth Quay, Perth International Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority invite families to join the lantern procession. On arriving at Elizabeth Quay, children will add their lanterns to the installation, which will remain in place for the duration of the Festival, for children and families to enjoy both day and night.
Cast & Crew / Artists
Artistic Associate: Design
Sohan Ariel Hayes
Iain Grandage, Lucky Oceans and Wayne Freer
Musical Direction and Original Composition
Recommended for all ages.
Thoughts of Home
In Term 4 2015, children in schools all over the state will be exploring their own and others’ experiences of home and belonging through the Home creative learning project. Each child and their family will then be invited to join us on Sat 13 Feb to share their creation and play a very special part in this spectacular opening event.
To involve your school in this exciting opportunity, please email email@example.com