Presented by Western Sky Projects

The Summer of Our Lives

The Summer Of Our Lives

28 Apr – 16 May

  • AGES

    14+
  • RUNNING TIME

    110 Mins
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E.T. meets Carrie but a musical

Due to COVID-19 this production has been postponed. We hope to bring it to our stages at a later date. Please view our online brochure here.


Things aren’t great for Arthur and Penelope. Their dad’s dead, the Cold War’s bumming everyone out, and their mum’s new boyfriend is a drip. A ‘family’ holiday to Scombridge Bay is the last thing they want. But when an alien with mysterious powers crashes into their beach house, Penelope sees an opportunity to finally get what she wants – and take revenge on everyone who’s wronged them.

A gleefully twisted mash up of E.T. and Mary Poppins, this coming-of-age schlockbuster asks what we really need to feel happy. A team of Perth’s favourite hit-makers brings this unhinged musical to life with puppets and preposterousness.

With eighties-tastic songs that will lodge in your brain like a parasite, this big-hearted show promises even bigger laughs. Come for the ride and find out who survives… THE SUMMER OF OUR LIVES!

“Razor-sharp and irresistible” – The West Australian, Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party

“Jaw-achingly funny.” – Perth Theatre Reviews, The Jones/Woods Holiday Special

The Summer of Our Lives was originally developed through Black Swan State Theatre Company’s emerging writers group program. The project is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


Image: Duncan Wright

Warnings: Violence, Coarse Language, Smoke Machine/Hazer
  • Book & Lyrics

    Tyler Jacob Jones

  • Composer

    Robert Woods

  • Director

    Katt Osborne

  • Musical Director & Arrangements

    Joe Louis Robinson

  • Set & Costume Designer

    Sally Phipps

  • Lighting Designer

    Chloe Ogilvie

  • Sound Designer

    Max Juniper

  • Performers

    Steph Blades, Erin Jay Hutchinson, Yvan Karlsson, Nick Maclaine, Emily Semple