Parkerville

ParkervilleDiscover the untold story of this eccentric Bush theatre carved by hand into the hills above Perth, and the man who bound his life (and his family’s) to keeping the dream alive.  Throughout the 1970s, the now all-but-forgotten Parkerville Amphitheatre hosted a dazzling array of arts and cultural events. By the mid- 1980s a rollercoaster of debt, scandal and council woes had all but ended John Joseph Jones’ dream,  and for the next decade the amphitheatre was slowly reclaimed by the bush.  This is a bizarre and enchanting snapshot of Perth’s arts scene in the 60s and 70s – the story of a remarkable man, his remarkable vision, and a social and cultural legacy that has not yet been fully acknowledged.

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