Tag: State Theatre Company of SA

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

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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THEATRE – Mortido – State Theatre – Playhouse – 3.5K

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

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

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

THEATRE – Betrayal – Playhouse – 4.5K

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

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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THEATRE – Kryptonite – The Space – 3.5K

Ursula Mills is masterful as she portrays the complex Chinese personality, part shy and withdrawn, part schemer and opportunist but always uncomfortable giving up the intricacies of her homeland to wholly a handsome man that she seems to both adore and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

THEATRE – Between Two Waves – Bakehouse – 4.5K

While Matt Crook’s apparent age may belie the academic he is portraying, everything else about his performance is masterful. No matter what levity he may bring to his conversations, Crook’s internalisation of a stress and worry borne of his research is scarily real. 4.5K

THEATRE – The Importance of Being Earnest – Playhouse – 4K

With few attempts to be anything other than true to the original material, director Geordie Brookman has assembled a star cast who revel in the opportunity for farce. 4K

CABARET: Little Bird – State Theatre Company of SA – Her Majesty’s – 2.5K

Little Bird is presented as a dark fairy tale for adults. Penned by Nicki Bloom, it is a theatrical staging of one soul’s biography, as the protagonist, Wren (Paul Capsis), is born, grows up, seeks to find his true self in the world and wraps up any loose ends in his life; all the while …

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THEATRE – Neighbourhood Watch – 3K

Miriam Margoyles delivers one of the best performances seen at the Playhouse for many years. 3K