Promising playwright Jessica Swale’s excellent script is set in Cambridge and Girton College in 1896-7, when girls were meant to marry and become domesticated and not use their clearly inferior brains.
A Christmas Carol is a story that has become a part of Christmas time for many of us. Whether it's the original novel by Charles Dickens or one of the many film adaptations, it is a well-known tale. For their final season of 2020, the Adelaide Repertory Theatre presents a new, reworked version of this timeless tale.
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.
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.
This play is about courage, determination, perseverance and the clash of two indomitable wills that come to terms with their own personal disabilities to heal their broken spirits.
Go Back For Murder was adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie from the hugely successful novel Five Little Pigs, in which Hercule Poirot was the main character. In adapting the play, Christie changed the title and dropped Poirot completely from the story, replacing him with Justin Fogg, the handsome young lawyer.
This play is usually performed closer to the day it commemorates in April, but Therry Dramatic Society have decided to make it part of the celebrations of their 75th year. Written in 1958 it is a play of its time, set in the 50’s but showcasing many of the problems that still beset our society today.
The over arching theme of memory is used to highlight the conflict between the three sisters who are gathered for their mother’s funeral. No-one’s memory is the same, even to having doubts about whose memory is whose. These sisters are very different from each other and are dealing with their loss in a personal way.
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.
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.
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.
The Adelaide Rep's latest production is 'The Diary Of Anne Frank', the true story of a Jewish family's harrowing experiences hiding from the German Army for two years during World War Two.
Arthur Miller was without doubt one of the major writers of the 20th Century and amongst his best plays Death of a Salesman stands out as one of the best.
Arthur Miller’s tale about the Salem witch trials is a very strong piece of theatre. Instead of losing its relevance, it becomes more pertinent than ever.
Usually considered the first of Shakespeare’s plays, 'The Two Gentlemen Of Verona' is often thought to be less well crafted, but this doesn't seem the case with this production.
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.
James Goldman gives us familial insight into Henry II; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Prince John; Richard the Lionheart; Geoffrey, Count of Brittany; Alais Capet; and Philip of France.
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.
For seventeen years, two sugarcane cutters have journeyed to Melbourne to catch up with two women but this year things change as truths are revealed.
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.