The overall impression of this production is not to show that love is something that occurs even to the poorest and is not just the uplifting thing it is often shown to be, but the impression that the world is a depressing place where nothing will fix the problems of those in the clutch of drugs.
Following sold out seasons on the West End and Broadway, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild present the South Australian premiere of Jez Butterworth’s Tony and Olivier award winning Jerusalem from August 3-17 at the Little Theatre.
Get ready for a comedic, philandering ride as the audience is taken on a sexually-charged and liquored-up journey through the immoral day-to-day life of Soho’s shamelessly promiscuous, Don Juan.
In a portrayal of the classic Australian book, Picnic at Hanging Rock brings to life the mystery of the fateful day that saw three young girls and their teacher go missing in the rough Australian bush.
Absurdist theatre at its most unusual, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? provides a peek into the true feelings and unspeakable thoughts that plague the otherwise ordinary families of American suburbia.
Australian academic, Professor Talbot, is teaching at Columbia University in the hectic and fearful post-9/11 America. With many Americans criticising and discriminating against their perceived enemy, Talbot publicly draws similarities between America’s current societal culture and that of 1930’s Germany.
Lettice Douffet, the over-the-top guide at Fustian House, provides embellished narratives to the bored tourists who visit. Her nemisis arrives as Charlotte (Lotte) Schoen , who the opposite of Lettice, plain, boring, tightly controlled and working for the Preservation Trust that runs the tours.
Three Tall Women by American playwright Edward Albee has been taken on by the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild under the direction of Geoff Brittain.
'The Effect' delves into the intense and unstable world of mental illness and the cynical and sometimes exploitative world of the big pharmaceutical companies.
Multi-award winning writer, Reg Cribb’s The Return is the Theatre Guild’s latest offering. A tightly scripted piece, with no interval, this is not for the faint-hearted.
All Edward Albee’s plays demand in depth character work, and none more so that this wordy and angst-ridden piece.
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.
World renowned Australian playwright, Andrew Bovell, tells a powerful, confronting story of our past and the treatment – or rather mistreatment – of Aboriginals by the white settlers.
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!
With Pythonesque imagination, rigour and vigour, Julian Doyle deftly weaves the words of Wagner and Nietzsche into a dialogue that is both historical and contemporary in its impact.
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.
The Guild has been responsible for a good many excellent and award winning productions, and this is certainly another in that category.
If you have shied away from Shakespeare in past because you have always thought that it would be dry and incomprehensible, then this is the Shakespeare that you have been looking for.
Edwin Kemp Atrill has assembled a good cast and created a clear and approachable production.
What is more important, your life, or your life's work? Writer, Katurian, faces this question in Martin McDonagh's award winning jet black comedy, currently playing at the Little Theatre under the acute direction of Megan Dansie.