Ray Cooney is a legend of British comic theatre, from the mid 60’s to the mid 90’s there was always a Ray Cooney farce playing somewhere in London’s West End. Mr Cooney is 87 years old and still going strong proving the old adage laughter is the best medicine.
A powerhouse, irreverent marathon of tragic comedy, Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem embodies England as it is and England as it once might have been – that is, at least, according to an idealised mythological version of its past.
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.
Written by Jessica Swale, Nell Gwynn charts the rags-to-riches story of Nell, London’s first actor-ess (“it means female actor”), in a saucy, irreverent, not-entirely-historically-accurate but very entertaining look into this woman’s life.
The publicity describes this production as a dark comedy about the dark ages! That about sums it up nicely, with the emphasis on comedy. Michael Hollinger has written a play about moral dilemmas - we all face them - the concept of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl is a quirky romantic dramedy centred around a Brazilian woman who wound up as a cleaner instead of a comedienne.
Shakespeare is a serious business, so why was there so much laughter in the theatre? It is because director Megan Dansie is not afraid to treat the script with the irreverence it occasionally deserves.
In the capable hands of director Barry Hill, the fun comedy, 'My Friend Miss Flint' becomes another Therry Dramatic Society success.
What happens when a husband and wife decide to have a nice romantic evening, but not with each other? Find out in Adelaide Rep's hilarious farce, 'Don't Dress For Dinner'
Andrew Bovell’s very complex plot peels back through the generations of one family and the emotional baggage they pass down from generation to generation.
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.?
Bill, escaping his former life hides in his remote house/book shop, caring for his ageing father. Diane is stranded in a blizzard. Add a mechanic and his wife, and a mysterious Polar Bear.
Set in the 1930s, Corpse! is the very funny story of two brothers whom have a very different opinion of each other...
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!
This is a nicely stylish piece with a wickedly witty script, There are plenty of laughs to be had in this clever production.
This is pleasant enough evening, and certainly one for the dedicated followers of the works of Agatha Christie.
This is another winner for The Rep and will no doubt gain admirers for the writing of Martin McDonagh and the direction of Kerrin White, as well as the talents of his team, both onstage and backstage.
The four performers create a taut situation and explore a range of attitudes and emotions. There are only a few more performances so be quick for this one.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a dark and entertaining look at the complexities of life and relationships, serving up unexpected twists and turns along the way and leaving you wondering if the truth is ever what it appears to be.