Tag Archive: State Theatre Company of SA

Oct 25

THEATRE – Switzerland – Dunstan Playhouse – 3.5K

It’s an intense 90 minutes but the actors keep you engrossed in the banter and the belief of both their characters. 3.5K

May 17

THEATRE – 1984 – Her Majesty’s – 4.5K

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This new adaptation is a visually stunning assault on the senses with the video design perhaps the highlight of the staging. 4.5K

Apr 28

THEATRE – Mr Burns: A Post Electric Play – State Theatre and Belvoir – The Space – 4K

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Bold and ambitious and not for anything but a skilled cast and crew Mr Burns poses useful questions about the impact of current pop culture. The more one is in in tune with such shows and referencing the more this will delight. 4K

Aug 04

THEATRE – The Red Cross Letters – 3.5K

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As uncheerful as The Red Cross Letters is, it is nonetheless another important work in the on-going commemorations of the Great War that all Australians ought to experience. 3.5K

Nov 11

THEATRE: The Popular Mechanicals – STCSA – Space Theatre – 4K

Image by Shane Reid

One of the best known comedic troupes on the stage, the Mechanicals from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are made even funnier in Keith Robinson and Tony Taylor’s modern revision of their story. Mixing clever wordplay, vaudevillian sketch comedy, slapstick humour, music, and more, in with the original dialogue from Shakespeare, this show is …

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Oct 21

THEATRE – Mortido – State Theatre – Playhouse – 3.5K

Tom Conroy and Colin Friels - image by Shane Reid

This joint State Theatre / Belvoir production is ambitious and compelling viewing sure to enthral those with a healthy passion for modern crime thrillers. 3.5K

Aug 26

THEATRE – Volpone (or the Fox) – Playhouse Theatre – 3.5K

Paul Blackwell James Smith in Volpone by Shane Reid

Volpone and his friends present good fun theatre but reading up on the plot beforehand will help in its comprehension and appreciation. 3.5K

Jul 29

THEATRE – Betrayal – Playhouse – 4.5K

Alison Bell in Betrayal ©Shane Reid

Intense and withering theatre, skillfully produced and sure to be one of the State Theatre Company’s best this year. 4.5K

Nov 19

THEATRE: Othello – State Theatre Company of South Australia – Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

The State Theatre Company of South Australia closes their 2014 season with an impressive production of William Shakespeare’s Othello. Director Nescha Jelk has created a modern world in which the conflict plays out; a military world, certainly, though this element of the story is not over-emphasised. The set (Victoria Lamb) is harsh and bleak, and …

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Oct 25

THEATRE – Kryptonite – The Space – 3.5K

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Ursula Mills is masterful as she portrays the complex Chinese personality, part shy and withdrawn, part schemer and opportunist but always uncomfortable giving up the intricacies of her homeland to wholly a handsome man that she seems to both adore and loathe in equal portion.

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