Hiccup! offers children a familiar yet fantastical adventure, in which friendship is “just a hi away.”
Patrick Hamilton’s psychological thriller still holds up well today
A provocative new festival piece, a premiere Australian work, re-imagined international and Australian classics and a post-modern masterpiece that rocks the very foundations of theatre itself are just some of the highlights making up State Theatre Company South Australia’s 2020 season, the first program from its new artistic director Mitchell Butel.
It is 1956. Journalist Charmaine Clift and her husband, ex war-correspondent, George Johnston are passionately in love, carving out careers as writers, and moving to the Greek island of Hydra.
From an all-female version of an Australian classic to the return of a record-breaking hit comedy and a festival highlight starring one of Australia’s brightest musical theatre personalities, State Theatre Company’s 2019 season places audiences in the thrilling predicament of the present.
“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” Jane Austen’s infamous words find new meaning in the State Theatre Company’s bold production of Sense & Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most recognised tragedies, following arguably one of theatre's most complex couples on their increasingly merciless path towards the crown. But, are the Macbeth’s monsters of ambition and savagery, or are they the fractured result of trauma?
As the inaugural project of the State Theatre Company‘s Ensemble, this sharp-eyed adaptation of Ibsen’s proto-feminist tract offers much food for thought.
Molière’s seventeenth-century play is given new life in the State Theatre Company and Brink Production’s final offering of 2016, 'Tartuffe'.
In 2016, State Theatre Company will play on stages across South Australia, around the country and, for the first time ever, in London.
'Betrayal' by Harold Pinter, is an intricate, subtle and ultimately powerful exploration of the darker side of human nature, friendship and marriage.
Based on a 1970s children’s book, Masquerade is a mixture of puzzles, fantasy and horrible truths. It's two stories told at once. Part of 'Come Out',
Combining 9 Grug stories, this fun play for 1-5 year olds explores the themes of resilience, optimism, problem solving, friendship, humour and inventiveness.
State Theatre SA has launched its 2015 program of plays which aim to provoke, inspire and delight with a celebration of modern & classic shows & big names.
Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners and mistaken identity when two friends assume the name of Earnest to win the affections of their sweethearts.
Skilfully directed with a top-notch production team, Blackout deserves to be seen, but do not panic if you don’t understand it completely.
With themes covering our need for love, connectivity and community; plays consisting of classics, new Australian works and works daring to push the envelope; and a line up of local, interstate and even international talent, next year’s season promises to be quite exciting with a little something for everyone.
It’s like the Umbilical Brothers met Monty Python on Hindley Street at 2am and decided to do Shakespeare: hilarious, crude, slapstick and very funny.
You will not leave the theatre unmoved by this excellent piece of work, so be sure to make a date soon with Hedda Gabler.
Ibsen’s enigmatic heroine is brought to life by one of Australia’s most exciting young actors, Alison Bell, in a new adaptation of Hedda Gabler by leading Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith.