Written in 1775 by Richard Sheridan, The Rivals has seen many revivals, but still maintains its intrinsic humour.
Grease is still the word and AYT sounded it loud and clear on Saturday night.
A Christmas Carol is a story that has become a part of Christmas time for many of us. Whether it's the original novel by Charles Dickens or one of the many film adaptations, it is a well-known tale. For their final season of 2020, the Adelaide Repertory Theatre presents a new, reworked version of this timeless tale.
Ray Cooney is a legend of British comic theatre, from the mid 60’s to the mid 90’s there was always a Ray Cooney farce playing somewhere in London’s West End. Mr Cooney is 87 years old and still going strong proving the old adage laughter is the best medicine.
This musical has been eagerly awaited by amateur companies and with good reason; it has the fantastic ABBA music and a good script from the book by Catherine Johnson.
Right from the opening number, Good Morning Baltimore, the audience were with them all the way!
On the surface, this cheery British story, concocted by two Americans, teaches a simple economic truth – if your customers don’t want what you’re making, stop making it and, instead, make a product they actually want.
J.B. Priestley’s old-fashioned drawing-room drama written in 1945 still packs a moral wallop. On the surface, it’s a static set, with a bunch of English upper middle-class people talking around the celebratory dining table. Dad and mum, daughter and son, together with the daughter’s new fiancé, cheerfully celebrate the engagement. A mysterious Inspector Goole knocks on their door and starts asking them all questions.
Director Sue Wylie has lovingly brought to life Brenton Whittle’s easy-going reflection on death in Well, Shut My Mouth. This new local play, boasting a confident and cohesive cast, meditates on what it means to “slip on to the other side” through the eyes of three generations of a very Australian family.
"Pirates of Penzance" is one of the most famous and favoured of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas.
This show first hit Broadway in 1934, and ever since it’s been a staple of the music theatre canon.
Miss Saigon is an epic musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, the same writers as Les Miserables. An adaptation of Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, it similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American GI lover in the Vietnam War.
The silly story of love outside of your station in life has no violence, no monsters (Dick Deadeye isn’t all that bad) and the worst swear word you will hear is Damn (hardly ever!).
This play is about courage, determination, perseverance and the clash of two indomitable wills that come to terms with their own personal disabilities to heal their broken spirits.
British comedy superstar and charming TV personality, Stephen K Amos, returns to Adelaide with a show that not only humorously covers recent events and topics, but also work from his last 10 years of successful comedic globe-trotting.
Return to The Wonderful Land of Oz in the time before Dorothy arrived, when Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West formed an unlikely friendship before fate and corruption tore them apart.
The Therry Dramatic Society brings Richard Alfieri’s Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks to the Arts Theatre for their latest production.
Can-Can is a musical by Abe Burrows with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and tells the story of the showgirls of the Montmartre dance halls during the 1890s.
Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera returns to the Adelaide stage in September/October in an exciting production for the G&S Society at the Arts Theatre.
Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms by Sam Holcroft. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch and tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. Holcroft uses the psychological theory that people reinforce negative behaviour traits each time they fall back on them as coping strategies (“rules for living”) at stressful times.