Local theatre production inspired by one woman's brave story.

Brave, honest and humorous, Kinetics will move you

What can a rebellious teenage boy who is into free running and a middle-aged woman with Parkinson’s possibly have in common?

The desire to move…

Kinetics is based on the remarkable true story of two people seemingly at polar opposites.

As Rose (Natalie Burbage) tries to come to terms with her Parkinson's diagnosis, an unlikely friendship springs up when Lucas (Matthew Manning) comes tumbling into her life. But will the bond between them be strong enough when things go wrong?

Brave, honest and humorous, Kinetics was written by playwright Sue Wylie based on her own experience of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 50 years old.

Kinetics has toured the UK to great critical acclaim and there was such a recurring demand for it to be seen on a nationwide basis that it was turned into a film.

Directed by Kim Angus, who has put on many amazing plays in the Peel Region including The Wizard of Oz and Little Shop of Horrors, said, "I would only agree to direct the play if I liked the script. And I did. I found this script genuinely amusing and thought-proving. I think it is a truly entertaining, inspirational piece of theatre."

Angus was asked to direct Kinetics by the producer of the show, Sue Edge, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's herself at the age of 51, so this production has an incredibly personal meaning for Sue. 

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurological disease in the world and yet so many people think it is simply an old person’s shaking disease. With this play and the Q&A afterward, we are hoping to raise awareness of just what this incurable, degenerative disease involves while tackling it with positivity and hope.

“It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

If you would love to go along to a performance of Kinetic, you can grab tickets from MANPAC  or win a double pass by entering your details into the competition below.

Preview night is Thursday 9th May, with performances at 7 pm on Friday 10th / Saturday 11th and 1 pm matinees on Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th May in the Fishtrap Theatre.

All proceeds go to Parkinson's WA. 


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