Presented by Independent TheatreReviewed 5 August 2021 Macbeth is a five-act tragedy which Independent Theatre have managed to pare down to two hours with no interval. Amazingly, unlike other productions I have seen, nothing seems to be missing, any cuts have been judicious, and the bard’s language has been preserved. Above all the feel of […]
This charming 1930s play, by Sam and Bella Spewack, lives up to Independent’s standards.
First performed in London in 1902 almost a decade after it was first written, George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession is back in theatre, this time presented by South Australia’s very own Independent Theatre.
Set in Spain in 1567-8, at the height of Spain’s colonial power, King Philip the Second struggles to deal with the unrest of his subjects in the Netherlands. His son Don Carlos returns to Spain full of philosophical ideas that were spreading throughout Europe at the time, eager to change the ridged, religious and ritualised country of his birth.
Set in Altamont, North Carolina in 1916 the play takes place, for the most part, in the Dixieland Boarding House. Thought to be mostly autobiographical Thomas Wolfe’s story, adapted by Keith Frings, is complex and focuses on family relationships.
Set in Vienna in the spring of 1986 Old Wicked Songs explores the relationship between a student and teacher. In this case it is a pianist who is forced to study singing with an unknown teacher if he wishes to continue his studies with his chosen professor. The characters have trouble communicating with each other but have a common ground in music.
Born Yesterday was written at the end of WWII but could have been written yesterday: the bombastic, bullying, misogynistic Harry Brock could easily be mistaken for a pre-presidential Donald Trump.
Independent Theatre reverently adapts Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in their final production of 2017, exploring youthful passion, Catholic guilt, and the enigmatic Flyte family.
Thornton Wilder's 'The Matchmaker' is an hilarious and witty look at arranged romances.
Any of Shakespeare’s tragedies are a big ask, especially for the lead player, and Hamlet has been played by many big names
Independent Theatre will roar into The Space with a new version of F Scott Fitzgerald's iconic romance, 'The Great Gatsby'.
16 year old Scotch College student, Ben Francis, is about to play, perhaps, the most important musical theatre role of his life – Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.
An effective ghost story set in 1937 when a wealthy mine owner faces the 10th anniversary of the death of his son, and a wife who has decided she should be with the child.
A brutally emotive exploration of the real life characters that inspired Peter Pan & Alice in Wonderland, and the unhealthy relationships that emerged around them.
A confronting play about prejudice and cruelty that surfaces through the relationship of a young white boy and the coloured ‘boys’ who work for the family.
George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra arrives on stage thanks to Independent Theatre, full of all the laughs, tragedy and intrigue of it’s past renditions.
Independent Theatre's 30th anniversary begins with a timeless political comedy with surprising relevance today...
A mysterious young man appears one evening in the Flaherty public house claiming to have just killed and buried his father. His story entrances the residents and begins to attract all manner of obsessive, eccentric locals.
Far from the Madding Crowd is based on Thomas Hardy’s pastoral novel, set in the mid-nineteenth century. It follows the coming-of-age of Miss Bathsheba Everdene as she struggles to run a farm in a patriarchal Victorian society.
In a unique presentation, the Elder Hall Masterclass series brings to the Elder Hall stage this masterpiece by playwright Terrence McNally, for one performance only.