Quantum physics, geo-politics and teen rebellion crash headlong into one another in House of Sand’s Welcome the Bright World, an Umbrella production with the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Stephen Sewell’s 1983 play traffics in big words; big themes; big emotions.
Author CJ McLean
CJ McLean sits down with Welcome the Bright World director Charles Sanders, ahead of the upcoming House Of Sand production in collaboration with State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Students Hassan and Chloe are put on detention—one has been suspected of stealing their teacher’s money, and it’s up to them to decide what the truth is. It’s a simple concept that speaks volumes, and opens up a world of potential in this new production from Windmill Theatre Company. Moving away from the pure fantasy of some of their previous fare, Amphibian is an inventive production that motors along on the energy and vitality of its cast.
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.
An interview with Tim Winton about State Theatre Company’s production of That Eye, The Sky quickly turns to religion, unexamined privilege, environmentalism, and family life. Strap yourselves in.
A holiday resort in the bush, on the edge of an infinity pool, seems to be the most tranquil place in the world; a place where you can shut off from the world and clear your mind. That is, unless you are one of the three characters in the State Theatre Company’s latest fare, Creditors.
Patti LuPone propels into Don’t Monkey with Broadway, a song that reflects back on the iconic strip with love, and turns to the future with a shudder. It would wrong though to assume that what follows is just a nostalgia trip. LuPone’s voice flows through the years like a river, and collects up some gems that might have otherwise been forgotten. This is a brilliant show from the greatest of the great.
Sunglasses at Night is high-level entertainment, from the motley collection of 80s hits you thought you knew (I am still surprised that no one can remember the lyrics to Sunglasses at Night), to the extreme energy provided by Quinn.
“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” Jane Austen’s infamous words find new meaning in the State Theatre Company’s bold production of Sense & Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill.
The second of two live performances, this show explores the shadowy figure of Madame Blavatsky, a Russian-born spiritualist who founded theosophy and travelled the world.
Iowa-born Mike Hadreas—alias Perfume Genius—oozed sex appeal and cool confidence in a dreamily executed performance last night at the Riverbank Palais
Homer’s The Iliad is, above its poetry and deep influence upon Western arts and literature, bloody. After all, this is the story of a ten-year siege on an impenetrable city. There are bound to be some casualities. Alice Oswald’s Memorial doesn’t shy away from this fact,
Here are some of the topics Flanagan gets through in her show. Sex. Reality TV. Cleaners. Porn. Honey where there shouldn’t be honey. Cirque du Solei
Icon Grace Jones opened the 2018 Adelaide Festival with a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-forgotten spectacular
there is no room to hide in this one-man autobiography, as writer Christopher Bryant takes his audience through his personal story that began at a devastating car accident that nearly left him without the ability to write.
Fans of the original 80s teen flick will not disappoint in this musical update, which features all of the violent fun with an added streak of heavy satire and irony.
This modern adaptation of the ancient Greek legend weaves dirty pubs, backstreets and karaoke into the fearful Underwood of Hades.