State Theatre Company Review: Hibernation

Photo Credit: Matt Byrne When: 13th – 28th AugWhere: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreHow much: $39-$79 The beginning of the 2020s has thrown us global curveballs from the outset, which has seen a worldwide shift in our collective reality. Exploring this shift and meditating on this collective act of restoration is the world premiere of Finegan Kruckemeyer’s Hibernation, the latest offering from the State Theatre … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Hibernation

State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria

Where: Space Theatre When: 7 – 15 May Euphoria follows schoolteacher, Meg (Ashton Malcolm), and her ex-student Ethan (James Smith), navigating the sometimes dull, oftentimes claustrophobic occurrences in their small South Aussie country town.  Meg is inspired to hold a spring festival called Euphoria, that will celebrate all the things that make her home special. She swears she isn’t overworking herself, but with the pressure of work, … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria

Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Small Metal Objects

Who: Production by Back to Back Theatre , directed by Bruce Gladwin What: Open-air theatre When: until March 8, see website for details and ticketing information Where: Moseley Square, Glenelg Small Metal Objects is a refreshingly human, genuinely exciting and compassionate piece of theatre, executed admirably well.  I was initially drawn to the show by its open-air setup; the performers emerge from and interact with … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Small Metal Objects

Adelaide Festival 2021: The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

WHO: Slingsby and State Theatre Company WHEN: Until 14 March 2021 WHERE: Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide Showground COST: Click here for details Isolated, ridiculed, and oppressed, newly teen-aged Martin needed escape from his hometown of Limerick, Ireland. The Boy Who Talks to Dogs centres around a boy being made the laughing-stock of his school by his cruel teacher, and crouching in fear alongside his mother from his intimidating and … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021: The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

State Theatre Review: Ripcord

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

Theatre Review: Jasper Jones

Who: State Theatre Company South Australia What: Jasper Jones (based on the novel by Craig Silvey, adapted by Kate Mulvany) When: On until September 7 Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre Tickets available on the State Theatre Company website A balmy summer evening in a sleepy outback town in the 60s. Crickets chirp and people chatter and laugh behind the curtains of open windows as … Continue reading Theatre Review: Jasper Jones

2019 Fringe Festival Review: Games by Henry Naylor

What: Games by Henry Naylor Where: The Arch at Holden Street Theatres When: See website for all dates Starring: Sophie Shad and Tessie Orange-Turner Director: Louise Skaaning Producer: David Dey Lights: Vasilis Apostolates  Stage: Eric Morel Writer: Henry Naylor  Based on the real lives of athletes Helene Mayer (Shad) and Gretel Bergmann (Orange-Turner), Naylor traces these two women’s struggle to make their mark on the … Continue reading 2019 Fringe Festival Review: Games by Henry Naylor

Collage Talks: The State Theatre Company’s latest – ‘The Gods of Strangers’

What: The Gods of Strangers Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia Written by Elena Carapetis Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 14 Nov – Dec 2 2018 Tickets can be purchased via BASS ‘When a stranger comes to your door, you let them in. They might be a God in disguise.’ The Gods of Strangers is an original play by South Australian playwright Elena Carapetis. … Continue reading Collage Talks: The State Theatre Company’s latest – ‘The Gods of Strangers’

Theatre Review: Faith Healer

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

Theatre Review: That Eye, The Sky

Elena Carapetis in That Eye, The Sky. Photo by James Hartley Tim Winton’s That Eye, The Sky (1986) was first adapted for the stage in the 1990s, by Justin Monjo and Richard Roxburgh. In this revival by State Theatre Company of SA, directed by Kate Champion, Winton’s naturalism is fully embodied, but ultimately, despite the excellent cast, set, and direction, the moral ambiguity doesn’t serve … Continue reading Theatre Review: That Eye, The Sky