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May 03, 2016

Gender duality in world of adolescent alienation

Gorgon
by Elena Carapetis
State Theatre Company
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
May 3. Tickets : $20 – $38.
Bookings: BASS 131 246, bass.net.au
Duration : 60 minutes
Until May 7. SA Regional tour May 9–27.

“Feel …what is that… I feel…pissed off ?” asks Lee, a teenager at the end of his tether, “Yeah. Like my whole body has become a fist. I’m made of fists, all of me, ready to smash something.” In this year’s State Ed schools …

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November 10, 2015

Giggles and japes in a Dream of a show

The Popular Mechanicals
by Keith Robinson, William Shakespeare and Tony Taylor.
From the original direction by Geoffrey Rush.
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
November 10. Tickets: $ 27 – $ 69.
Bookings : BASS 131246 or www.bass.net.au
Until November 28.
Duration: 90 minutes.

Puck called them “hempen homespuns”, Shakespeare called them Rude Mechanicals : these are the six artisans who perform a daffy royal command performance for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta in …

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October 20, 2015

Confronting examination of death and drugs

Mortido
by Angela Betzien
State Theatre Company of South Australia
and Belvoir, Sydney.
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
October 20. Tickets: $ 27 – $ 69.
Bookings : BASS 131246 or www.bass.net.au
Until October 31 .
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes.
The Belvoir season opens in Sydney November 11.

“Freud reckoned love and hate, sex and death are twin impulses”, explains the philosophic Detective Grubbe, in Angela Betzien’s brand-new crime psychodrama. “Existence is an endless circle of life and death, …

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July 29, 2015

Reversal of Misfortune

Betrayal
by Harold Pinter
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
July 28. Tickets: $ 27 – $ 69.
Bookings : BASS 131246 or www.bass.net.au
Until August 15.
Duration: 100 minutes

When Harold Pinter was asked by his biographer whether drawing on real people and personal events for his 1978 play, Betrayal constituted any kind of moral dilemma or breach of trust, he replied : “I think every writer does that one way or another . …

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April 30, 2015

60th year of Seventeenth Doll

The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
by Ray Lawlor
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
April 28. Tickets: $ 27 – $ 69.
Bookings : BASS 131246 or www.bass.net.au
Until May 16.
Duration: 2 hours 40 mins including interval.

It is now sixty years since The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll was first performed. It is extraordinary to think, that in 1955, it was closer in time to the opening night of Chekhov’s Seagull than …

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February 24, 2015

Memories are hit and miss

Adelaide Festival

Memories are hit and miss

Beckett Triptych:
Footfalls, Eh Joe and Krapp’s Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Scenic Workshop and Rehearsal Room
Adelaide Festival Centre.
February 24. Tickets: $ 31 – $ 69
Bookings : adelaidefestival.com.au
BASS 131246.
Until March 15.

Jean Paul Sartre said that hell is other people, but for Samuel Beckett it is much closer to home. “You know that penny farthing hell you call your mind”, says the …

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November 19, 2014

Master touch of evil

Othello
by William Shakespeare
State Theatre Company SA
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Duration 2 hours 50 minutes with interval.
November 18. Tickets $ 26 – $ 67
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or bass.net.au
Until November 30.

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at; ” says Iago, the devious villain of Othello, “I am not what I am.” While the play pivots on the words ‘honest’ and ‘honesty’ (they appear 52 times, …

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October 12, 2014

Love in a Changing Climate

Adelaide
Theatre

Love in a Changing Climate

Between Two Waves
by Ian Meadows
State Theatre Company Umbrella Program.
The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
Duration: 110 minutes.
October 11. Tickets: $ 20 – $ 30.
Bookings: BASS 131 246 or Bakehouse box office.
Until October 25.

“You get to the gate and realize you are back where you started, or something.” In a scrunched-up precis of the last lines of T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding”, Daniel, the central character of …

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October 04, 2014

Brook captivates with tale of betrayal and revenge

Adelaide
Theatre
Brook Captivates with Tale of Betrayal and Revenge

The Suit
Direction, Adaptation and Musical Direction
by Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne, Franck Krawczyk
Based on The Suit by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse and Barney Simon
Production by CICT/ Theatre des Bouffes du Nord
State Theatre Company SA
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Duration 70 minutes.
October 3. Tickets $ 26 – $ 67
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or bass.net.au
Until October 12.

“I can take an empty space …

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June 11, 2014

Outstanding Capsis makes Little Bird fly

Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Music Theatre

Little Bird
by Nicki Bloom
Songs and Music by Cameron Goodall and Quentin Grant
State Theatre Company, in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre
Her Majesty’s Theatre.
June 10. Tickets $ 30 – $ 67
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidecabaretfestival.com
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Until June 22.

“Little Bird, we’ll love you, whoever you are.” It is the declaration of unconditional love all parents make for their children . But …

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