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A Perth Festival, DADAA and Black Swan State Theatre Company co-production

You Know We Belong Together

What does love really mean to you?

Australian exclusive


You know we belong together,
You and I forever and ever.
No matter where you are,
You're my guiding star …

We fall into it and out of it, this crazy little thing called love. It’s a battlefield, an open door and it’s even in the air. But what does love really mean to you?

Commissioned by Perth Festival You Know We Belong Together is a story of love, a theatrical celebration of this incredible force of nature told through video, dance and song. Co-creator and host Julia Hales offers a deeply personal story of her own experiences of love as a daughter, actor, dreamer and person with Down syndrome. Bringing to the stage the voices and aspirations of a community we rarely get to see, You Know We Belong Together is an uplifting tale of love, relationships, acceptance and belonging – and Julia’s life-long dream of appearing on Home and Away.

A Perth Festival commission

Images: Cameron Etchells

The detail


Tickets from $36 + BF

Reserved Seating Friend $36 / Adult $36
Balcony Stool Seating Adult $36



60mins no interval


Cast & Crew


Clare Watson

Writer/ Associate Director

Finn O’Branagain

Set and Costume Designer

Tyler Hill

Lighting Designer

Joe Lui

Sound Designer

Rachael Dease

Movement Director / ASM

Laura Boynes

Video Designer

Michael Carmody


Deborah May

Film Maker

Lincoln Mackinnon

Stage Manager

Jessica Rogerson

Producer Manager

Stewart Campbell


Lead Artist

Julia Hales


Tina Fielding


Patrick Carter


Joshua Bott


Lauren Marchbank


Associate Producer DADAA  

Simone Flavelle

Writer/ Associate Director

Finn O’Branagain

Producer Perth Festival

Anna Reece


Post Show Conversation

Sat 3 Mar, 4pm


Additional Info

This production was commissioned by Perth Festival.

This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Join the Conversation:
Front and Centre – Celebrating Difference

A discussion with the company and about the work You Know We Belong Together.
This discussion focuses on the role of the arts in celebrating diversity and difference.
State Theatre Centre of WA
Sun 4 Mar, 3pm


Studio Underground


1 Mar - 4 Mar 2018

Thu 1 Mar 2018, 7.30 PM
Fri 2 Mar 2018, 7.30 PM
Sat 3 Mar 2018, 3.00 PM
Sat 3 Mar 2018, 7.30 PM
Sun 4 Mar 2018, 5.00 PM



  • Wheelchair access
  • Tactile Tour
  • Captioned Performances
  • Auslan Performances
  • Audio Described

Captioned Performance 3 Mar
Audio Description 1 – 4 Mar
Tactile Tour 1 – 4 Mar
Auslan Interpreting 1 & 3 Mar

Listen to the audio version of this page.


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