Screen and stage stars Sigrid Thornton and Greta Scacchi will swan across the boards as part of the State theatre company's 2014 season.
Two-time Gold Logie winner Thornton will appear as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire and Emmy Award winner Scacchi, who spent her formative years in Perth, will play Arkadina in Chekhov's The Seagull.
Thornton, in Perth for Black Swan State Theatre Company's season launch this week, said Tennessee Williams' mentally unstable Blanche was one of the great female roles and one she had long aspired to play.
"It does come with a certain set of expectations but I am very excited to be tackling it," Thornton said.
Thornton is best known from film and TV credits such as The Man from Snowy River, All the Rivers Run and SeaChange.
Scacchi, star of such films as Heat and Dust, Looking for Alibrandi and White Mischief, left Perth for Britain in 1977 and last performed here in 1991 during the Festival of Perth.
She performs in The Seagull in August opposite her daughter Leila George.
Black Swan artistic director Kate Cherry said powerful female characters dominated the 2014 season.
She has unveiled a program of eight plays including a Ben Elton satire about the privatisation of air which first ran in London's West End in 1990.