Black Martini Theatre started at the beginning of 2014 with it's name coming from a conversation between Thomas Dimmick and Harriet Fettis. Discussing over Facebook, the idea was to come up with something that combined both an item and an colour. From that, the name Black Martini was created.
From 2014 through to the middle of 2017, Black Martini Theatre presented a variety of shows at Murdoch University as a part of their student theatre community. Shows included God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, Ajax in Iraq by Ellen McLaughlin and Boise, Idaho by Sean Michael Welch.
Fringe world festival
In 2018 Black Martini Theatre had their first performance outside of Murdoch University, putting on two shows at the 2018 Fringe World Festival. At the beginning of the season they put on Judy Bierwirth's Transported, and followed up with an original piece, Condensed Literature: The Iliad. This marks a new time for Black Martini Theatre, to focus on reaching newer and wider audiences in a variety of different venues and avenues.
Who we are
The idea of Black Martini Theatre is to do something that is different. It does not necessarily mean that it will push the boundaries of theatre, nor will it avoid presenting classic texts on stage. It is more about making an impact by subjecting from the norm.