A supremely satisfying night in the theatre.
Andrew Bovell’s play follows the (mis) fortunes and emotional ties and tangles between members of the Price family living in Hallett Cove.
28 characters, 9 actors and Dave Simms directing – you know it’s going to be an action packed, fast moving adventure.
In the beautiful setting of 1950’s Havana, a hapless British salesman is thrown into the foreign world of espionage during the corrupt Fulgencio Batista regime.
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.
Following his successful 2017 season of Sense and Sensibility in garden locations, clever director Dave Simms (Blue Sky Theatre) this year re-imagines Sheridan’s 18th century comedy of manners in the exuberant primary colours and tabloid-fed rumour-mills of 1950’s London.
There’s a lot more to this political thriller than a tale of two quibbling siblings. Hannie Rayson's play runs like a televised current affairs report, showing the underside of Australian politics.
'Two Brothers' may be the most politically controversial Australian play of the last 25 years. It created a media cyclone when it was first produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company.
The Umbrella Plays is a collection of ten sketches involving love, revenge, infidelity and friendship and all featuring an umbrella.
Presented by Adelaide Repertory Theatre Reviewed 18 Novemberr 2015 I’ve seen nothing like it. This Olde Music Hall production has the crowd jeering, booing and jumping out of their seats for some of the most enjoyable hour and a half in my theatre life. Unashamedly unrefined, the Adelaide Rep’s absurd melodrama effortlessly combines a classic […]
The Adelaide Repertory Theatre is serving up "ham" early this Christmas, with hilariously over the top music hall show and melodrama Only An Orphan Girl
When Megan Dansie directs Shakespeare something special happens. The setting of this piece at the end of WWII gives it depth and a darker side than it previously seemed to show.
Count Dracula is one of the most famous gothic horror characters, created in 1897 by Irish author Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker and based on history’s Vlad The Impaler.
The Mystery of the Hansom Cab is a melodrama, which means that the audience gets to hiss and boo the dastardly deeds of the villain, cheer the handsome hero, swoon over the lovely heroine, and have a great sing-a-long with the cast.
Tackling Shakespeare is not for the faint hearted. His comedies are well loved, his tragedies well known and his histories often avoided. Richard III has been grouped with the histories and also classed a tragedy, because it is a little of both. Let’s face it - lots of people die!
Michael Gow’s play, about three Australian families on their respective summer holidays at the end of 1967, has been a staple of theatre groups since it was written.