Taking place in the penthouse suite of a premier Vale hotel, the New Year celebrations of the Vale family are interrupted by the arrival of an uninvited guest, forcing long buried secrets to the surface.
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In a one-woman show, local drag queen Shania Twatt takes you behind the scenes of the lashes and sequins to meet the humans behind the glamour and illusion.
Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.
If the talent displayed on stage at the Adelaide Town Hall last Sunday is anything to go by, the future of music is safe.
Nocturne is set in an average 1980s American suburb where a horrific tragedy destroys a young man’s family.
This wonderful gothic circus served as cabaret is spellbinding. It has all of the usual elements one would expect. Feats of strength, superb balancing acts, clowns, magic tricks but all blended into a tragic love story of unrequited love.
The lilt of Oscar Wilde’s elegant language, meticulously chosen to delight, provoke and entertain, helps to confect a figgy pudding of fun crammed with bons mots, epigrams and wicked satire.
Ben Crocker’s The Sleeping Beauty is a well-known tale but this time it’s with a twist, full of fun songs and comedy for all ages to enjoy.
Independent Theatre reverently adapts Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in their final production of 2017, exploring youthful passion, Catholic guilt, and the enigmatic Flyte family.
With Palace of Varieties the Adelaide Rep provides the audience with a wonderful evening at an old time music hall.
A murder/mystery’comedy where the killer can change with each performance.
This beautiful late 20th century reworking of Frank Wedekind’s late 19th century play of the same name pits curiosity against constraint, honesty against deception and sensitivity against repression.
A well-researched and fascinating look at the history of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Australia, centering around the 1929-31 stage production but so much more!
Written in 1971 whilst in prison, Vaclav Havel regarded this as the weakest of his plays. After seeing it again in 2007 he decided he actually liked the play because of the way it was performed.
Season’s Greetings: a family gathers for four days of Christmas festivities, which rapidly disintegrate into attempted adultery, attempted murder and attempted puppetry!
A biography of SA-born Robert Stigwood, the man behind the success of numerous bands, films & muscial stage plays, from the Bee Gees to Jesus Christ Superstar.
Playful charm, high good humour and practised skill are the hallmarks of this eminently entertaining show. “Spelling Bee” is a compact musical which only calls for a cast of nine.
The Australian Ballet’s Gala Spectacular was an opportunity for the company to show-case their best performers, featuring only “the cream of Australia’s very best dancers”.
Switzerland is an impressive balance between the contrasting genres of comedy and drama as the audience witnesses a humorously combative relationship bloom between strangers, foregrounded by a questionable sanity and a looming, ominous death.