The overall impression of this production is not to show that love is something that occurs even to the poorest and is not just the uplifting thing it is often shown to be, but the impression that the world is a depressing place where nothing will fix the problems of those in the clutch of drugs.
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.
An exploration into mental illness and strained family relationships, Through A Glass Darkly focuses not only on the effects of one woman’s struggle with schizophrenia, but also the emotional turmoil experienced by those close to her.
A pleasant way to spend a late spring evening, watching Shakespeare performed in the open air! The theatre Guild’s production of As You Like It works well in the amphitheatre-like space that is Pfitzner Court at the uni.
In a portrayal of the classic Australian book, Picnic at Hanging Rock brings to life the mystery of the fateful day that saw three young girls and their teacher go missing in the rough Australian bush.
Absurdist theatre at its most unusual, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? provides a peek into the true feelings and unspeakable thoughts that plague the otherwise ordinary families of American suburbia.
Australian academic, Professor Talbot, is teaching at Columbia University in the hectic and fearful post-9/11 America. With many Americans criticising and discriminating against their perceived enemy, Talbot publicly draws similarities between America’s current societal culture and that of 1930’s Germany.
Lettice Douffet, the over-the-top guide at Fustian House, provides embellished narratives to the bored tourists who visit. Her nemisis arrives as Charlotte (Lotte) Schoen , who the opposite of Lettice, plain, boring, tightly controlled and working for the Preservation Trust that runs the tours.
Three Tall Women by American playwright Edward Albee has been taken on by the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild under the direction of Geoff Brittain.
'The Effect' delves into the intense and unstable world of mental illness and the cynical and sometimes exploitative world of the big pharmaceutical companies.
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.
All Edward Albee’s plays demand in depth character work, and none more so that this wordy and angst-ridden piece.
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.
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.
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!
With Pythonesque imagination, rigour and vigour, Julian Doyle deftly weaves the words of Wagner and Nietzsche into a dialogue that is both historical and contemporary in its impact.
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.
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.
Shakespeare's 'Scottish tragedy' is the latest production for the Guild, with Michael Eustice directing Brant Eustice and Amanda Shillabeer. Make sure you go to see this riveting production, but don't take too long organising your tickets because word will spread quickly.