With COVID restrictions making economically-viable live theatre difficult, Red Phoenix and Holden Street have come up with an ingenious solution.
Art provides an interesting example of how one single action (in this case the purchase of a painting) can trigger the emotional fracturing of a 15 year friendship and where the possibility of a resolution seems almost non-existent.
You can always rely on Red Phoenix to give you an interesting night out in the theatre. Dividing the Estate is a richly written piece of American drama by Horton Foote.
From the pen of renowned author Tim Firth, The Flint Street Nativity is a comic gem. Anyone who has attended school plays for the early years of their children’s education will be able to relate to the characters, played, of course, by adults.
Director Robert Kimber has said the theme of the play can be encapsulated in the idea of ‘moving on’ but at the same time we can never know where the next journey may take us. Time is of the essence in the play as is the existential question of time being seen subjectively by each of us.
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.
The ever-reliable St Jude’s have chosen a recent Neil Simon as their latest offering. Unlike the standard, Simon canon, this piece is gently sentimental and quietly humorous
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.
David Williamson's Australian classic, 'Don's Party' has spawned a sequel, 'Don Parties On' in which Gillard and Abbott get a serve this time round.
Following their sellout season of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, Holden Street Theatres' resident theatre company Red Phoenix return with the Adelaide premiere of David Williamson's Don Parties On.