Charlie Fuller has built himself a comfortable life in his retirement village, having several ‘friends with benefits’, all of who are aware of, and happy with the situation. His daughter thinks he needs looking after, that he may be declining, losing his grip. Meanwhile she is having her own dalliance with a work colleague. The arrival of a new widow and her nephew upsets the balance for both of them.
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.
With Palace of Varieties the Adelaide Rep provides the audience with a wonderful evening at an old time music hall.
Six mature women from the Women’s Institute in the North of England have all experienced loss and so raise money for a settee in a nearby cancer ward.
Marc Camoletti’s farce is firmly fixed in the 60’s. A key part of the plot hinges on the change over to the faster jets that sped up travel time and altered airline timetables.
What would you do if you showed up for a dinner party only to find the hostess missing and the host upstairs in his bedroom with a bullet hole in his ear.?
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.
Nineteenth Century classic romantic, historical novels don’t necessarily make good stage plays but this production may appeal more to fans of the novel than the normal theatre goer.
This is a great little piece that cleverly reveals that a person’s motivations aren’t always as obvious as we assume.
In true Agatha Christie style, The Mousetrap has more red herrings than a trawler could carry and, of course, the twist in the tale. The season has already been extended, so the chances of getting a ticket are very slim, but you should certainly try.
The cast for this production was something of a Who’s Who of the Adelaide amateur theatre scene. The host of ever-popular performers together have several centuries of experience and countless thousands of performances to their credit.