The Summer of Our Lives
28 Apr – 16 May
RUNNING TIME110 Mins
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
Book & Lyrics
Tyler Jacob Jones
Musical Director & Arrangements
Joe Louis Robinson
Set & Costume Designer
Steph Blades, Erin Jay Hutchinson, Yvan Karlsson, Nick Maclaine, Emily Semple