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.
In its returning season, a fresh take on an Alfred Hitchcock classic The 39 Steps is a marvellous example of a strong ensemble driven physical theatre comedy.
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.
Wonder and the search for meaning—two things that make life beautiful, and maddening. Tim Winton’s That Eye, The Sky encapsulates this beautifully, and grounds it with small family tragedies in a wholly Australian setting. After father Sam is left incapacitated from a car crash, it is up to his family—Alice, Tegwyn, and the youngest Ort—to care for him and keep their unit together while battling their own hidden traumas.
It’s not always the case in the Fringe but Stories in the Dark did exactly what it said on the box.
This 'The 39 Steps' is a funny, good natured send-up of the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie that was in turn based on John Buchan's famous British thriller novel.
This is one of those shows where you can safely say "there's nothing quite like it around."
In Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare called them Rude Mechanicals, common folk who want to perform for the Prince and maybe win his favour.
Is it possible to out-Python Monty? In a world where we are constantly time-poor, this is a bold, speedy, irreverent romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays!
The production looks at some of the many aspects of love, as seen through the Elizabethan eyes of William Shakespeare. Don’t waste too long in booking, as Shakespeare always has great appeal.
The four performers are universally excellent in their individual characterisations but, more so, their ensemble work is superb. this is an exciting and engaging night of theatre.
The depth of emotion shown through the monologues and the music is further proof of why Sanders was awarded the Adelaide Critics Circle’s Emerging Artist Award in 2011.
This is one for your diary and it would be wise to book soon, as patrons are being very positive in their comments and word is spreading fast.
Joh Hartog, has hit on a winning script at a time near the end of a dreary winter when we could all use a good laugh, and there are plenty to be had here.