How far could a loved one push the bounds of society, before we would no longer recognise or accept them? And what is it that defines those bounds and keeps them in place, anyway?
These are some of the questions explored in Edward Albee’s 2000 play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, currently showing at Adelaide’s Dunstan Playhouse. Continue reading Theatre review: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Who: State Theatre Company South Australia What: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 27 Jan – 6 Feb 2022 Link: Click here “George: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha: I am, George. I am.” Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf shocked audiences at the time it was released on Broadway in 1962. Some labelled it ‘perverse’ and ‘dirty minded’ … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
WHO: State Theatre Company SAWHAT: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato RaceWHERE: Royalty TheatreWHEN: 8-19 June 2021COST: $39-$79 – view here Appleton seems to encapsulate the typical small Australian country town. It is host to an array of residents that mostly shy away from change, and reject leftist ideals and the new ways of city slickers moving back to town. Penny (Anna Steen) returns to her childhood … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race
Who: State Theatre Company Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 19 April – 1 May 2021 Tickets: Click here The stage is set in Keating’s study; neoclassical paintings adorn the walls, record-player in the corner, regal wooden furniture and a luxurious armchair in front of a fireplace. The opening scene has Jonathan Biggins (Keating) standing centre stage, scowl on his face, posture slightly slouched, and hands held … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Gospel According to Paul by Jonathan Biggins
What: State Theatre Company South Australia’s latest production, Ripcord Who: Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Mitchell Butel When: Running until December 13th, buy tickets here Where: Dunstan Playhouse Ripcord is heart-warming and cheerful, a ‘senile romp’ (in the words of Milly Farmer) bringing some laughter to the Dunstan Playhouse after what’s been a rough year for the theatre industry. Taking place in a shared … Continue reading State Theatre Review: Ripcord
What: Faith Healer by Brian Friel Who: Belvoir Street Theatre presented by State Theatre Company SA; directed by Judy Davis; starring Colin Friels, Paul Blackwell and Alison Whyte When: 26 September – 13 October 2018 Where: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Tickets here Do you believe in miracles? Faith Healer probably will not convince you that they exist, but it will make you think about … Continue reading Theatre Review: Faith Healer
What: Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen Who: State Theatre Company South Australia Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 4-26 May How much: $84 full price, $74 concession, $38 under 30, $30 primary/secondary student (tickets available here) For Matilda’s interview with Anna Steen, one of the actors starring in Sense and Sensibility, click here. There’s something about Jane. What makes … Continue reading Theatre Review: Sense and Sensibility
With the commencement of the first State Theatre Company production of 2018 a few days away, I had the opportunity to chat with the publicist, Sophie Potts. We talk about the significance of In the Club, which is a part of this years’ Adelaide Festival, as well as productions she’s excited for in the upcoming season. How long have you been a publicist for … Continue reading Collage Talks: Sophie Potts of the State Theatre Company