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.
28 characters, 9 actors and Dave Simms directing – you know it’s going to be an action packed, fast moving adventure.
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.
Following his successful 2017 season of Sense and Sensibility in garden locations, clever director Dave Simms (Blue Sky Theatre) this year re-imagines Sheridan’s 18th century comedy of manners in the exuberant primary colours and tabloid-fed rumour-mills of 1950’s London.
The lilt of Oscar Wilde’s elegant language, meticulously chosen to delight, provoke and entertain, helps to confect a figgy pudding of fun crammed with bons mots, epigrams and wicked satire.
The White House Murder Case is unnervingly topical for a play that first saw the light of day in 1970. Set in 2020, it prophesies the outlandish concept of Americans fighting in a war on foreign soil, whilst having little or no idea of the reasons for the conflict.
The Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Pippin' opens at the Victor Harbor Town Hall on October 8 in its magical finale to the 2016 South Coast Choral and Arts Society season.
oseph Merrick was one of the most unique and intriguing characters of British medical history. He was so beset with deformity that he was known as The Elephant Man.
Presented by Adelaide Repertory Theatre Reviewed 18 Novemberr 2015 I’ve seen nothing like it. This Olde Music Hall production has the crowd jeering, booing and jumping out of their seats for some of the most enjoyable hour and a half in my theatre life. Unashamedly unrefined, the Adelaide Rep’s absurd melodrama effortlessly combines a classic […]
The Adelaide Repertory Theatre is serving up "ham" early this Christmas, with hilariously over the top music hall show and melodrama Only An Orphan Girl
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.
A modernised, 2015 version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock operas, Jesus Christ Superstar – the musical version of Jesus’ last days leading up to his Crucifixion.
A young downtrodden Cockney flower girl is taught to blossom into a duchess in this faithful and delightful retelling of this popular musical stage classic.
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.
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.
This is a great little piece that cleverly reveals that a person’s motivations aren’t always as obvious as we assume.
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.