March 29 to April 1.

The Advocate (Perth) - - WHAT'S ON PLANNER -

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY In­ti­mate and sweep­ing, bal­anc­ing warmth with wrath, Aus­tralian play­wright Michael Gow's Once In Royal David's City is a life-af­firm­ing story about fam­ily, loss, pur­pose, pol­i­tics and the end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties of art. It is a co-pro­duc­tion be­tween Black Swan State Theatre Com­pany and Queens­land Theatre. DE­TAILS: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Cen­tre of WA, March 25 to April 9. Tick­ets from $34 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

TOSCA WA Opera and WASO present this tra­di­tional Puc­cini pro­duc­tion from New Zealand Opera. Sung in Ital­ian with English sub­ti­tles, the show fea­tures An­toinette Hal­lo­ran, Paul O'Neill, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Wade Ker­not, An­drew Foote, Matthew Lester and Paull-An­thony Keight­ley. DE­TAILS: His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, March 28 to April 8. Tick­ets from $44 at www.tick­etek.

com.au. Ge­n­e­sis @ WA Ballet Cen­tre

GE­N­E­SIS Fast be­com­ing an an­nual sell-out event, WA Ballet in­vites its dancers and up and com­ing chore­og­ra­phers to demon­strate their skill and cre­ative flair in an ex­cit­ing pro­gram of short works. Ge­n­e­sis gives pa­trons the rare op­por­tu­nity to get up close and per­sonal with the dancers in this in­ti­mate ballet ex­pe­ri­ence. DE­TAILS: WA Ballet Cen­tre, What­ley Cres, May­lands, Tick­ets from $45 at www.wa­bal­let.com.au.

GREAT AUS­TRALIANS LEAD­ER­SHIP BREAK­FAST - AN­DREW FOR­REST An­drew For­rest has made it his mis­sion to put an end to mod­ern slav­ery. For­rest and the Walk Free Foun­da­tion are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to so­ci­ety's most vul­ner­a­ble cit­i­zens by bring­ing about leg­isla­tive, pol­icy and so­cial change. Hear his per­sonal story that prompted him into ac­tion. DE­TAILS: Univer­sity Club of WA, Hack­ett Dr, Craw­ley, 7am, Wed­nes­day, March 29. Tick­ets $88 at www.tick­etswa.com.

JURAS­SIC CREA­TURES The walk­through event fea­tures an­i­ma­tronic Juras­sic Crea­tures @ Crown Pyra­mid di­nosaurs and pre­his­toric crea­tures of the ice, The Flint­stones live stage show, fos­sil dis­plays, di­nosaur art and craft. Younger vis­i­tors can be­come a palaeon­tol­o­gist, wear­ing a science jacket and glasses to chip away with a ham­mer at an egg to find a di­nosaur they can take home. DE­TAILS: Crown Pyra­mid, Bur­swood, March 31 to April 30. Tick­ets from $27.49 at www.tick­et­mas­ter.com.au.

OR­ANGE: SANNYAS IN FREMANTLE EX­HI­BI­TION The ex­hi­bi­tion re­vis­its a highly con­tro­ver­sial pe­riod in Fremantle's so­cial his­tory, pre­sent­ing a range of con­tem­po­rary re­sponses to the emer­gence of a new re­li­gious move­ment pop­u­larly known as the 'Or­ange Peo­ple' in the 1980s. DE­TAILS: Fremantle Arts Cen­tre, Fin­nerty St, April 1 to May 21. Free en­try.

SWAN LAKE Moscow Ballet La Clas­sique will present this beloved fairy tale con­vey­ing all the drama of a tragic ro­mance. The com­pany's im­pres­sive ballet skills, lav­ish cos­tumes and stage sets are sure to cap­ture the imag­i­na­tion, the pas­sion and the ro­mance of this clas­sic ballet. DE­TAILS: Re­gal Theatre, Su­bi­aco, 2.30 and 7.30pm, Satur­day, April 1. Tick­ets from $56.10 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

JA­SON AYRES WA singer Ja­son Ayres will re­lease his new EP, Got My Heart, on April 1 and is cel­e­brat­ing with a tour be­gin­ning the same day in his home­town. DE­TAILS: As­tor Theatre, Mt Law­ley, 8pm, Satur­day, April 1. Tick­ets $25 at www.as­torthe­atreperth.com. Polo in the Val­ley @ Dun­craig Stud, Swan Val­ley

POLO IN THE VAL­LEY WA's elite will gather to watch the best Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional horse­men play a game of equine polo. Com­pe­ti­tion is not re­stricted just to the polo ponies and play­ers; guests are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in Fash­ion on the Field, Dash for Ladies and Gents and the tra­di­tional Divot Stomp. DE­TAILS: Dun­craig Stud, Dale Rd, Swan Val­ley, 10am, Sun­day, April 2. Tick­ets at www.polointhe­val­ley.com.au.

TOM MALONE ART PRIZE Now in its 15th year, the Tom Malone Prize is a na­tional event for con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian glass artists. Each year's win­ning en­try be­comes a part of the State Art Col­lec­tion. The 2017 ex­hi­bi­tion will in­clude this year's short­list and the works from all past win­ners of the prize. DE­TAILS: Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cul­tural Cen­tre, showing un­til June 25. Free en­try.

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