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29 April - 14 May 2023
State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground


29 April - 14 May 2023 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA and The Blue Room Theatre


In the dead of night, in the dusty Australian outback, you could hear a pin drop. And as the rumour mill churns in a restless town, can three women bury their dead weight of a secret? A lot can happen in three days…

The Bleeding Tree is a gripping revenge thriller that’s swept up almost every award in its path, including four Performing Arts WA Awards (2022), six Blue Room Theatre Awards (2021), three Helpmann Awards (2016) and the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

Reborn with a cast of First Nations women breathing new life into its lungs, director Ian Michael (co-writer of York) takes this compelling tale to thrilling new levels of darkness and humour.

Haunting. Confronting. Irreverent. The Bleeding Tree hits you like a shot to the head with its fast-paced, unconventional poetic dialogue, so tense and mesmerising it has audiences hanging off every word.

★★★★ "A journey that is visceral, demanding and has lasting effect." - Artshub

Director Ian Michael
Cast Karla Hart, Ebony McGuire & Stephanie Somerville
Set & Costume Designer
Tyler Hill
Lighting Designer
Chloe Ogilvie
Composer & Sound Designer
Rachael Dease
Independent Producer
Mélanie Julien-Martial

The Bleeding Tree was first produced by Griffin Theatre Company, 7 August 2015 at the SBW Stables Theatre.
The 2023 Black Swan production of The Bleeding Tree was originally supported by and presented at The Blue Room Theatre in 2021.
This production has been made possible by Minderoo Foundation's support of The Blue Room Theatre.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • 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.
  • $60.00 - $75.00 Adult
  • $60.00 - $65.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Juniors 16 and under, Veteran Card holders, Health Care Card holders)
  • $25.00 - $28.00 Student

Group Bookings

  • $55.00 - $65.00 (8+) 
  • $25.00 - $28.00 School Groups (10+) (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)
  • $20.00 School Groups (ISCEA) (10+) (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)  
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

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Auslan Interpreted Performance

  • Tuesday 9 May at 6:30pm

Post Show Q&A

  • Tuesday 9 May at 6:30pm

Audio Described Performance With Tactile Tour

  • Saturday 13 May at 2:00pm

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