With COVID restrictions making economically-viable live theatre difficult, Red Phoenix and Holden Street have come up with an ingenious solution.
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.
This play is usually performed closer to the day it commemorates in April, but Therry Dramatic Society have decided to make it part of the celebrations of their 75th year. Written in 1958 it is a play of its time, set in the 50’s but showcasing many of the problems that still beset our society today.
Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus) was the third Emperor of the Roman Empire known for supposedly sleeping with all his sisters, executing landowners to take control of their lands, closing granaries to cause starvation and taking the wives of his senators and putting them into brothels (when he wasn't killing their children). Also, he reputedly had conversations with the moon and adored his horse so much that he was going to make it a member of the Roman Senate.
Therry’s production of Andrew Lippa’s musical version of 'Big Fish' follows the father-son story of a man whose tales are larger than life.
This surely has to be the best musical that Therry have ever presented, so be sure to see it.