Adelaide Festival Centre Season 2018 brochure

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Adelaide Festival Centre is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people. We pay respect to ancestors and Elders past, present, and emerging as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and community.

Contents 04 Exhibitions

25 All You Need is Love

06 Walk of Fame Gala

26 H er Majesty’s Theatre Closing Benefit

06 Open Day 07 Club Swizzle 08 Christmas Proms 09 A Very Kransky Christmas 10 Rocky Horror Show 12 Green Day’s American Idiot 14 Adelaide French Festival 14 So Frenchy So Chic in the Park 15 So Frenchy So Chic – Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains

27 Provenance 28 The Wizard of Oz 30 Grug and the Rainbow 31 The 78-Storey Treehouse 32 Sense and Sensibility 33 Concrete Impermanence 34 Adelaide Cabaret Festival 35 Variety Gala 35 Family Gala

16 Operation Ouch!

36 Bosom Buddies

17 Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Down Under

37 Cabaret Dinner

18 On Stage Summer School 19 Something on Saturday 20 Carl Barron 21 Ben Folds

37 Closing Variety Gala

45 G uitars in Bars, Resonance and Guitar Festival Winter School 45 M artha Masters & Vladimir Gorbach 46 M organ’s International Piano Series 47 Sumi Jo: Mad for Love 48 Priscilla The Musical 50 Amphibian 51 Cranky Bear 52 MAMMA MIA! The Musical 56 Between Light 57 The Merry Widow 58 Divercity 59 Christmas Proms 2018

38 The Studio: 54 Reasons to Party

60 B eautiful: The Carole King Musical

39 The Beginning of Nature

62 inSPACE: Development

40 The Spinners

63 Adelaide’s World of Cultures

41 The Sleeping Beauty

65 Special Programs

22 George Michael: Listen to Your Heart

42 Tommy Emmanuel and Friends

66 Her Majesty’s Theatre Renewal

23 Chinese New Year Concert

43 G uitar Festival Symphony Gala 2018

73 Join and Save

24 Memorial

44 Albert Lee

74 Plan Your Experience Calendar 76 Access, Parking and Ticketing

Staying Informed The redevelopment of Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza is underway. Access and pathways to Adelaide Festival Centre have changed dramatically and the car park is closed. Please see page 76 for more information and plan your visit carefully. Keep up to date with the latest news on our website. We will provide important information to patrons before your visit.


Welcome to Adelaide Festival Centre 2018 We are delighted to share this year’s exciting program with you. Featuring outstanding collaborative efforts and work presented by some of Australia’s greatest performing arts companies; four of our world class festivals including the brand new Adelaide French Festival; engaging family programming; beautiful visual arts programs; and a record six major musicals – Season 2018 is our most dynamic yet. All around us, Adelaide Riverbank is in the midst of transformation and the precinct is alive with anticipation. In December, Adelaide Festival Centre’s new northern promenade, Walk of Fame, restaurants, and Festival Theatre


foyer will open to reveal a gear change for Adelaide Festival Centre. We are engaging with the river; engaging with the precinct; and engaging with the South Australian community like never before. We thank the Government of South Australia for their immense and ongoing support, and our loyal partners, sponsors, and home companies who are so important to our success. We are grateful to them and for the continued support of our patrons and community throughout the redevelopment and into the future. Work around Festival Plaza and Adelaide Riverbank continues in 2018 and we will continue to do everything we can to minimise disruption and ensure that the patron experience is our top priority.

And 2018 brings more exciting change with Her Majesty’s Theatre closing in April. The Grand Old Dame of Grote Street will undergo much needed and dramatic redevelopment. The future of the arts is here and I look forward to sharing Adelaide Festival Centre with you this year.

Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre


Exhibitions Adelaide Festival Centre’s free exhibition program offers visual and performing arts exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibitions are as diverse as the spaces they occupy, featuring Adelaide Festival Centre’s significant permanent collection, a rich and diverse ongoing curated exhibition program, dynamic digital media, and associated public programs. For program details visit

Walk of Fame Exhibition A multimedia Walk of Fame exhibition with objects from the Performing Arts Collection will celebrate the stars on Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame. Meryl Tankard. Photographer: Regis Lansac. Reproduced courtesy of Meryl Tankard.

Telling our Story The history of Adelaide Festival Centre and the site on which it’s built – from Kaurna people past and present to Adelaide Festival Centre’s architects, founders, and festivals. Bridgette Minuzzo, Phantasmagoria, video, screen shot (detail), 2017.

Multimedia Exhibitions Works by digital media artists will exhibit throughout the year in Adelaide Festival Centre’s renewed Festival Theatre foyer and Northern Promenade. Peter Crnokrak, What Need Angel, computational experimental film, screen shot (detail), 2015.


Curated Exhibitions A year round series of curated exhibitions including works by South Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Damien Shen and Richard Lyons, On the Fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body – Volume two, photography, 2014.



Image: Architect’s Render

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Walk of Fame Gala With stars along Adelaide Riverbank’s northern promenade, Adelaide’s Walk of Fame honours the diverse talents of the many artists who have graced Adelaide Festival Centre stages since 1973. Overlooking the River Torrens, the Walk of Fame provides pedestrian access from King William Road to the Riverbank Bridge linking Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse. Set to become a major tourist attraction in the revitalised Riverbank precinct, the walk will feature more than 130 names. The Walk of Fame stars will be extended annually, with the public voting for their favourite performer via The Advertiser at the end of each year. Join us to celebrate the artists that have graced our stages at our Walk of Fame Gala on 19 January featuring Todd McKenney, Slava Grigoryan, Peter Combe, Rhonda Burchmore, Greta Bradman and more! Walk of Fame, proudly supported by The Advertiser.


Open Day Look behind the curtain

Festival Theatre 19 January Suitable all ages A Res $40 A Res Conc $35 Child (2-16 years) $20 Family (2+2) $100 Groups 6+ $35 GreenRoom $20 Subscription A Res A Res Conc Creative Director Zac Tyler Musical Director Mark Ferguson

$35 $30

To celebrate the reopening of Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre will open to the public for one very special day. Guide yourself from Festival Theatre to Dunstan Playhouse through new foyers and behind the scenes. Take centre stage and explore backstage areas and dressing rooms. Enjoy Something on Saturday crafts, and music, food, and activities for the whole family. Adelaide Festival Centre Sunday 11 February Suitable all ages FREE EVENT

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Club Swizzle


From the creators of La Soirée for package details

Be prepared for a sassy night of entertainment as Club Swizzle returns to Adelaide

Adelaide Exclusive Australia

Club Swizzle is back! Following its much talked about premiere Adelaide season in 2016, the melange of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical revelry returns with a twist! Loose, glorious and irresistibly fun, Club Swizzle is the perfect way to celebrate the silly season with friends old and new Leave your coat and hang-ups at the door for the most devilish and downright cheeky show Adelaide has seen. With no stage, no rules and no regrets, there’s no place quite like it. Join the club – if you dare!

Space Theatre 12 December – NYE Suitable ages 15+ Warnings Coarse Language; Strobe Lighting; Haze

Prices from Posh $99.90 A Res $84.90 A Res Conc $74.90 B Res $69.90 B Res Conc $64.90 GreenRoom $45 Standing Room $30 Subscription A Res $79.90 Concept and Creative Producer Brett Haylock

“Every night is New Year’s Eve at Club Swizzle!” The Advertiser, Adelaide 7

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Christmas Proms 2017 The Idea of North take us on a musical journey around “A World of Christmas” from Her Majesty’s Theatre! This year, we take you on a journey into Christmas around the world, from the comfort of Her Majesty’s Theatre! Follow the impeccable harmonies of The Idea Of North as they perform joyfully, not only in English, but also in Catalan, Hebrew, Spanish and Soussou. Australian conductor Benjamin Northey will lead the orchestra while you sing along with Tutti Choir and our On Stage Children’s Choir. Santa might even join our emcee, Jane Doyle from Seven News. Ben jam

Adelaide Exclusive Australia Her Majesty’s Theatre 14–16 December Suitable all ages Warnings Haze effects

Premium $54 A Res $48 A Res Conc $44 Child (U18) $30 Groups 6+ $44 Family 2+2 $141 Family (add child) $24 GreenRoom $24 Subscription A Res A Res Conc


$44 $40

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The Kransky Sisters, Adelaide Festival Centre and A-List Entertainment in association with QPAC present

The nutty sisters return with their cracker show After a sell-out 2016 season the nutty sisters have returned to show what a dysfunctional family really looks like. Armed with their unusual array of musical instruments, cheese graters, and toilet-brushes, nothing is sacred. From Enya to Silent Night, and Daft Punk to the Twelve Days of Christmas, their secret Kransky traditions will be revealed in one unforgettably kooky Christmas of egg-nog, pantyhose, and painted chokos.

“A guaranteed night of good laughs and terrific music” In Daily

Dunstan Playhouse 15–16 December Suitable ages 16+ Warnings Coarse language Adult $49.90 Concession $39.90 Groups 6+ $34.90 GreenRoom $34.90 Subscription Adult $44.90 Concession $34.90


IT’S A GUARANTEED PARTY! Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into tyre trouble and seek help at the site of a light down the road. It’s coming from the Frankenstein place, where Dr Frank N Furter is in the midst of one of this maniacal experiments… Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, starring award winner Craig McLachlan as the scandalous Frank N Furter. Bursting at the seams with the timeless classics including ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Damn it Janet’, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting ‘Time Warp’, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party!

“Still the funniest and sexiest show in town” London Evening Standard



“McLachlan is absolutely fabulous” The Morning Bulletin

Australia Festival Theatre 28 Dec – 14 Jan Suitable ages 12+ Warnings Coarse language; Haze; Strobe lighting Prices from Premium $119.90 A Res $99.90 A Res Groups 8+ $79.90 B Res $69.90 C Res $59.90 Subscription A Res $79.90 Available Tues & Wed evenings

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW + PARTY AVAILABLE for package details Image: 2014 Australian production





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HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE FROM 19 JANUARY 2018 #AMERICANIDIOTAU Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia. 12 Presented in association with shake & stir theatre co and QPAC

Green Day’s award-winning Broadway phenomenon, American Idiot, is getting set to take Adelaide by storm as it embarks on a national tour. Winner of two Tony Awards® and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 Trumpian suburbia, discovering love, loss, drugs, sex and rock and roll along the way. The show features the music of Green Day with lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. This electrified rock musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style. American Idiot features every song from the album of the same name as well as several songs from the follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. Come and discover what all the noise is about! This spectacular musical theatre rock show showcases an all-Australian cast including the phenomenally talented, and multi–Helpmann Award nominee, Phoebe Panaretos as Whatsername and rock legend Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) as St Jimmy*. *Internationally, the role of St Jimmy has been played rotationally by rock personalities including: Billie Joe Armstrong, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Cheney and Phil Jamieson, keep your eyes peeled for more exciting Aussie cast announcements.

Rock out in the Hysteria Zone! Includes exclusive pre-show access to a private bar, priority access to your Hysteria Zone seats in the front two rows and take home a souvenir program and lanyard. Adelaide Premiere USA / AUS Her Majesty’s Theatre 19–28 January Suitable ages 15+

VIP Hysteria Zone $139.90 A Res $89.90 B Res $79.90 Conc $39.90 GreenRoom $39.90

Warnings Coarse language; Strobe lighting; Simulated smoking; Violent themes/ imagery; Haze; Simulated Drug Use


FEATURING AUSSIE ROCK LEGEND PHIL JAMIESON (GRINSPOON) Image: Dylan Evans original Australian cast pictured


Adelaide Festival Centre presents


h c n e r F l a v i t s e F 12-14 January


Celebrate life, summer and the best of French culture over one weekend magnifique!

Parlez-vous Français? Anglais? We don’t mind! Come and celebrate all things French. Kicking off with So Frenchy So Chic in the Park on Friday 12 January, Adelaide Festival Centre’s inaugural Adelaide French Festival will be a veritable feast of food, wine, fashion, music, visual arts, film and more… Vive les arts à Adélaïde!

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park Wine. Dine. Dance at Sunset! Featuring the best new music from France: Féfé, Juniore, General Elektriks and L.E.J. So Frenchy So Chic is a summer festival of pleasures. It is a party, a picnic, a celebration of life and culture—the Frenchy way. Lose yourself and find our joie de vivre. See you there, mes amis! Adelaide Premiere France Pinky Flat 12 January Suitable all ages


Free for kids 12 and under Image: Karl Schwerdtfeger

1st release


2nd release


(Limited Time Only) (Ends Thurs 11/1)

Door price $89 Teenager $45 (13 to 17 years old)

Subscription Ends Thurs 11/1 $75

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

So Frenchy So Chic – Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains An aural atlas of gorgeous pop melody, zestful rhythm and lush ballads. One of France’s most exciting live acts takes to the stage at Dunstan Playhouse as part of the inaugural Adelaide French Festival. For their new album Domino, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains fuse a mixture of afro pop, French chanson and with more Anglo-phonic guitar pop to create a distinctive new sound. Combining intense percussion, soaring melodies, and unexpected moments of euphoria in an electrifying performance that’s made them favourites at festivals across Europe.

“A band who so deftly combine African rhythms, French melodies, indie-pop jangle and new wave quirkiness” The Sunday Times

Adelaide Premiere France Dunstan Playhouse 13 January Suitable ages 12+ Premium $50 A Res $45 A Res Conc $40 Groups 6+ $40 GreenRoom $25 Subscription A Res A Res Conc

$40 $36


Andrew Kay and Associates and Adelaide Festival Centre present

Operation Ouch! Live On Stage! Following their sold out Australian tour in January 2017, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the stars of hit ABC Me children’s television series Operation Ouch!, are coming back to Australia with a brand new show! TV’s favourite identical twins have been hard at work creating more incredible medical stunts and even crazier experiments. The all-new show is packed with fascinating facts about biology and the awesome things your body can do. Plus they’ll share their favourite bits from the TV show. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand LIVE ON STAGE as they explore medical science from a kid’s-eye view!

World Premiere United Kingdom Her Majesty’s Theatre 3–5 January Suitable ages 5+ Warnings Haze A Res A Res Conc B Res B Res Conc B Res Family (2+2)

$59.90 $54.90 $49.90 $44.90 $154

Subscription Adult $54.90 Conc $49.90 16

Andrew Kay and Phil Bathols in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present

Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Down Under After two sell-out Australian tours, Steve Backshall, the star of the hit TV show Deadly 60 is returning to Australia with his brand new stage show. However this time there is a big difference. This summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals! Join Steve as he shares some of the wildest Deadly footage of his times in Australia: being lowered from a helicopter to dangle into a crocodile’s nest, or hand catching the world’s most venomous octopus just off Sydney Harbour. Plus there will be loads of audience participation and lots of on stage fun! Don’t miss Steve Backshall and some of Australias deadliest wildlife on stage this summer.

World Premiere United Kingdom Her Majesty’s Theatre 6–7 January Suitable ages 5+ Warnings Haze A Res $59.90 A Res Conc $49.90 B Res $49.90 B Res Conc $44.90 Family B Res $160 Subscription A Res $54.90 A Res Conc $49.90 17

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

On Stage Summer School Calling all future stars! Are you a budding singer, actor, or dancer between the ages of 8 and 16? Then this is your moment. Adelaide Festival Centre is running a two week intensive summer school in performing arts for ages 8-16 this January. The very best dance, theatre, vocal, and musical theatre instructors will teach all areas of performing arts and encourage confidence, communication and leadership skills, all while remembering that theatre is fun. No auditions required, but numbers are capped so get in quick!

Adelaide Exclusive 16–27 January Suitable ages 8–16 Price


Program Director Emma Staltari

“The girls had a ball and so did we. What invaluable experience for them both at such a young age and just so much fun to be involved in”


Image: Kelly Carpenter

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Something on Saturday Fun and inspiring Saturdays introducing arts, music and craft to 0 to 10 year olds from April–August. For over 40 years, Something on Saturday has enchanted thousands of children. What better way to spend a Saturday during those cold winter months than diving into craft workshops and live performance? Over 15,000 children participate every year in this Adelaide Festival Centre favourite, many enjoying their first theatrical Image: Cath Leo

experience or unlocking an artistic flair they never knew they had. Fun and inspiring, it’s the perfect way to spark a light that will burn forever. Program released in early March every year. Visit the website for full details.


A-List Entertainment presents

Carl Barron Drinking with a fork Australia’s most popular multi–award winning comedian returns to Adelaide. The son of a sheep shearer and a roof tiler by trade, Barron has delighted audiences at home and abroad with his laconic wit and distinctive take on observational comedy. Don’t miss this brand new show in which Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it—drinking with a fork.

“Barron’s show is one asthmatic laugh after the other. It’s a marvel the packed audiences had pause for breath, the lady next to me almost required medical assistance” Inpress, Melbourne


Adelaide Premiere Australia Festival Theatre 20 Jan – 1 Feb (Selected dates only)

Strictly 15+ No infants thank you Warnings Haze; Coarse language Adult $59.90 Conc $54.90 Subscription Thursday 1 Feb only Adult $54.90 Conc $49.90

Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Chugg Entertainment presents

Ben Folds Paper Aeroplane Request Tour, with special guest Lucy Rose Airmail your request. The master songsmith returns to Adelaide for an intimate evening with a twist, or at least a fold. Ben’s first set will be a career spanning selection of hits and favourites delivered with his customary panache. But for his second set he’ll open the stage to his fans as they throw requests via paper aeroplane. Randomly selecting songs from the floor, Folds will delight and amaze as he works through a playlist by plane.

“One of the greatest modern song-writers” The Australian

Adelaide Premiere USA Festival Theatre 9 February Warnings Coarse language Adult $79.90 Conc $69.90 GreenRoom $49.90 Subscription Adult $71.90 Conc $61.90


Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents

George Michael: Listen to Your Heart “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart” ‘Kissing a Fool’, George Michael Insanely catchy songs, tailored black leather, glittering gold earrings, immaculately groomed stubble, and those sunglasses… George Michael was a singer songwriter whose music spanned many genres through the 80s, 90s and into the 21st Century.

World Premiere Australia Festival Theatre 15–16 February Suitable all ages

In this special concert event, your ASO pays tribute to the singer songwriter and transcendent world pop star that was George Michael.

Adult $89–$129 Conc $78–$117 Child $47–$57 Groups 10+ $78–$117

Relive his greatest works in full symphonic sound: ‘Careless Whisper’, ‘Faith’, ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’, ‘Freedom’.

Single tickets on sale 1 Dec 2017

Cast announced 1 December.


Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival Centre present

Chinese New Year Concert A concert that unites cultures through the power of music Bring in the Year of the Dog and join us as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra start a new tradition. This concert of popular masterworks and traditional Chinese favourites will be performed by artists direct from China: Muhai Tang, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tianjin Opera and Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Shanghai Philharmonic and Zhenjiang Symphony Orchestras and, making his Adelaide debut, pianist sensation Warren Lee. Also on the program is the Australian premiere of a specially commissioned crosscultural work, ‘Rooster Fanfare’, which premiered at the historic AFL match in Shanghai in May 2017. The music represents the coming together of Australian and Chinese sounds and features the talents of Australian didjeridu virtuoso, William Barton plus drummers from the Shanghai Empireast Culture Group.

Australia/China Festival Theatre 18 February Suitable ages 6+ Adult $58–$108 Conc $48–$98 Child $35–$45 Group 10+ $48–$98

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Conductor Muhai Tang Piano Warren Lee Didjeridu William Barton Drummers from the Shanghai Empireast Culture Group Sean O’Boyle Rooster Fanfare (Australian premiere) Xian Xinghai The Yellow River Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker Liu Yuan TrainToccata Ravel Boléro


This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival. This project has been supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund. This project is co-commissioned by the 14-18 NOW: WWI Centenary Art Commissions, UK, and the Barbican. Image: Sand In Your Eye

Adelaide Festival and Brink Productions in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present

Memorial Written like Homer’s poem to be spoken aloud, Oswald’s universally lauded Memorial strips the narrative from the Iliad and concentrates on personalising the deaths of the two hundred and fifteen soldiers named in the epic. Chris Drummond of Adelaide’s Brink Productions has, over the past four years, earned both the trust of the poet and her exclusive collaboration in this international theatrical adaptation on a gigantic scale. One of the leading actresses of her generation, Helen Morse brings her decades of experience in theatre and recitals to the transforming poetry of Alice Oswald’s Memorial, and performs the superb dramatic text with a new score by Golden Globe nominated UK composer Jocelyn Pook for a live ensemble of international singers and musicians. On a magnificent set designed by Michael Hankin and lit by Nigel Levings, Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz will create haunting physical shapes with performers drawn from the Adelaide community. You can’t miss this major Australian theatre event in its world premiere season.


“Oswald has achieved a miraculous feat. The Telegraph UK

World Premiere Australia Dunstan Playhouse 1–6 March Suitable ages 15+ Preview $69 Preview conc $59 Preview AFCT Subscriber price $62 Season $79 Season Conc $64 Season AFCT Subscriber price $71

Performer Helen Morse Concept Chris Drummond and Yaron Lifschitz Director Chris Drummond Composer Jocelyn Pook Movement Yaron Lifschitz Design Michael Hankin Costumes Renate Henschke Lighting Nigel Levings Sound Jane Rossetto Associate Director Benjamin Knapton Music Director Jonathan Peter Kenny Producer Lee-Anne Donnolley

Let It Be Australia in Association with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival Centre presents

All You Need is Love 30 Breathtaking Beatles Masterpieces

Featuring: Jack Jones, Ciaran Gribbin, Jackson Thomas & Rai Thistlethwayte

The Fab Four like you’ve never heard them before Hear the innovative orchestral arrangements that famously made George Martin the fifth Beatle, as Jack Jones, Ciaran Gribbin, Rai Thistlethwayte, and Jackson Thomas collaborate with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The full live orchestra brings closer intimacy to ‘Yesterday’, fresh exuberance to ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, more whimsy to ‘Yellow Submarine’, and that final crashing chord to ‘A Day in the Life’, as Martin’s studio sound is brought to life in all its majesty.

Australia Festival Theatre 23–24 March Suitable all ages Premium $151.90 A Res $131.50 B Res $100.95 C Res $80.55 Subscription A Res $117.25


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Her Majesty’s Theatre Closing Benefit Send the Grand Old Dame off in style! Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Grand Old Dame of Grote Street, has been serving and entertaining South Australia for over 100 years and she’s finally getting the facelift she deserves. Opened in 1913, she is the last operating theatre remaining from the famous national Tivoli vaudeville circuit. Her last hurrah will celebrate the rich history of Adelaide’s iconic theatre with performances by incredible artists who have previously graced her stage.

“We need to bring it back to the state it was in originally. It is one of the great theatres of Australia.” Barry Humphries, Patron of HMT Renewal Project.


Adelaide Premiere Australia Her Majesty’s Theatre 24 March Suitable all ages Premium $150 A Res $125 A Res Conc $120 B Res $110 B Res Conc $105 C Res $100 C Res Conc $95 Subscription A Res A Res Conc

$120 $115

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Provenance Vince Jones with Paul Grabowsky One voice. One piano. An unspoken language. After years of juggling their own remarkable careers, Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky recently reunited for two rare, but very special, nights at Melbourne’s Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, and a subsequent studio recording. If 2016’s ARIA winning album Provenance is proof of anything, it’s that the years apart have only brought the two men closer. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see two heavyweights of jazz in intimate musical conversation as they play Provenance and more.

2016 ARIA Jazz Album of the Year (Provenance)

Australia Space Theatre 7 April Suitable all ages Premium $60 A Res $55 A Res Conc $50 Groups 6+ $50 GreenRoom $25 Subscription A Res $50 A Res Conc $45


John Frost and Suzanne Jones present



Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Leading the company of over 40 performers will be Australian musical theatre legend Anthony Warlow as the Wizard and Professor Marvel, and leading ladies Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West. Rising star Samantha Dodemaide will play the coveted role of Dorothy, her first leading role in a major musical.

“Brilliant…a ten-star production if ever there was one!” The Sunday Telegraph, UK

Adelaide Premiere Festival Theatre 3–29 April Suitable ages 8+ Warnings Haze; Smoke effects Music Harold Arlen Lyrics E.Y. Harburg Additional Music Andrew Lloyd Webber Additional Lyrics Tim Rice Adaptation Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams

Prices from Producer $149.90 Premium $119.90 A Res $99.90 B Res $79.90 C Res $59.90 Groups 12+ $79.90 A Res Conc Groups 12+ Wed matinee $69.90 Subscription Save up to $20 on Adult A Res tickets if you purchase to four or more Adelaide Festival Centre Season 2018 shows at once. Excludes Saturday evening performances. See for more information

Image: Daniel A. Swalec


Windmill Theatre Co in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Grug and the Rainbow More stories based on the picture book character created by Ted Prior Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Fascinated by the world around him and full of determination, Grug embarks on an epic journey to reach the rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp. Will our grassy little friend find what he’s looking for? And what fun and adventure will he have along the way? Featuring exquisite puppetry, plenty of surprises and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this show has been especially created for our littlest theatregoers (and Grug fans of all ages).

"Far more than your average children’s show" The Barefoot Review


Australia Space Theatre 10–22 April Suitable ages 2–6 Per person Groups 6+ Family of 4

$25 $20 $80

Subscription Per person $20

Director Sam Haren Designer Jonathon Oxlade Composer DJ TR!P Lighting Designer Chris Petridis Puppet Maker Tamara Rewse

Adelaide Festival Centre presents a CDP Kids production

The 78-Storey Treehouse A play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

The treehouse is bigger and better than ever, just watch out for the cows! A stage adaptation of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s hit kids book, this fourth instalment is the biggest, and brightest so far. But thirteen new levels aren’t all that’s new to the treehouse, Mr Big Shot has come all the way from Hollywood to make a blockbuster. But when he replaces Andy with a gibbon called Mel (think about it), then the battle really begins. Will the treehouse blockbuster ever get made? Find out in this rambunctious romp of a good time.

"Lively, colourful and very funny… A cool, clever show that all youngsters will love" The Daily Telegraph on The 52-Storey Treehouse Australia Space Theatre 24 April – 5 May Suitable ages 5+ Per Person $30 Conc/Groups 6+ $25 Family $100 Subscription Per person


Please note this performance is in Space Theatre and seats are limited. Book early!


State Theatre Company South Australia by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc. presents

Sense and Sensibility By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen on theatrical steroids. In the hands of the State Theatre Company ensemble it will be a night at the theatre that you won’t want to miss. The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not lead to a reduction in troubles of the heart. Suitors circle and gossip swirls as all of the Dashwoods try to find their place in the world. Jane Austen’s masterpiece is a precision guided literary missile of wit and warmth. In playwright Kate Hamill she’s found her theatrical match as verve and invention is brought to bear on the Dashwood’s every move. “Kate Hamill’s marvelous play is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic. Our Jane would have expressed her approval”


Australia Dunstan Playhouse 4–26 May Suitable ages 14+ Prices from Adult $74 Adult Conc $64 Under 30s & GreenRoom $38 Subscription Adult $66 Adult Conc $61

Director Geordie Brookman Designer Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham Cast Includes State Theatre Company Ensemble Rachel Burke Miranda Daughtry Rashidi Edward Dale March Nathan O’Keefe Anna Steen The World Premiere Of Sense And Sensibility Was Produced By Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker Producing Director Andrus Nichols

Adelaide Festival Centre and Insite Arts present

Concrete Impermanence By Alison Currie

A thoughtful expression of our fragility An engaging piece of contemporary dance that reminds us of the inevitable reality of our fragile existence. Concrete Impermanence interrogates global and personal instability through the dynamic use of sculptural objects, moving landscapes, and the body as form. Don’t miss this beautiful meditation on what it means to be human.

"When performance art is good it hums and vibrates with energy. It reaches out to the audience and brings them in like 42a"

World Premiere Australia Space Theatre 17–19 May Suitable ages 12+ Adult $29.90 Adult Conc $27.90 GreenRoom $20 Subscription Adult $27.90

Concept & Choreographer Alison Currie Dancers Jessie Oshodi, Lewis Rankin and Stephen Sheehan Creative Assistant Carlie Angel Sound Design Alisdair Macindoe Sculptural Objects molo Costume Anny Duff - Good Studios Produced by Insite Arts

Kelty, R 2008, Artlink Volume 28 No 3 (regarding Alison Currie’s 2008 work 42a)

Image: Rodeo


Keep an eye out for the full 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival program launch in March! The largest cabaret festival in the world will be back under one roof, led by Artistic Director Ali McGregor and featuring acts from all over the world.


Image: Claudio Raschella

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Variety Gala

Family Gala

Too much fabulous is never enough

Mini gala, maximum variety!

Get caught up in the glitz, glamour, and camera flashes of the opening night red carpet before taking in tantalising performances of what’s in store over the opening weekend of the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Variety Gala is a long running festival highlight, and this year Ali McGregor’s carnival of cabaret promises to dazzle and delight. This tasting plate of talent makes the Variety Gala a perfect start to your Adelaide Cabaret Festival season.

Expect the unexpected as Artistic Director Ali McGregor hosts a rollicking festival of fun for all ages. In its third year running, this mini cabaret gala has seen everything from singing gorillas and roller-sating rogues to merry-go-rounds and a ball-pit blitz. Living up to its name, this gala promises fun for the whole family, filled with plenty of chances for the next generation of cabaret fans to get up and strut their stuff.

“If this cocktail of cabaret stars isn’t enough to tempt you away from the heater then you just don’t know talent when you see it”

Adelaide Exclusive Australian & International Artists Festival Theatre 8 June Suitable ages 16+ Warnings Coarse language; Nudity; Haze Premium $109.90 A Res $89.90 A Res Conc $84.90 B Res $79.90 B Res Conc $74.90 GreenRoom $39.95 Subscription A Res $84.90 A Res Conc $79.90

Adelaide Exclusive Australian & International Artists Dunstan Playhouse 9 June Ages 1–100 A Res $25 A Res Conc $20 Family (2+2) $80 Subscription A Res Adult $20

"The best thing about the show was just how family friendly it was, with something for every age" GlamAdelaide, 2017

InDaily, 2017 Image: Claudio Raschella

Image: Claudio Raschella


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Bosom Buddies Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney

Candid confessions from beyond the curtain She is Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre. He is Australia’s leading song and dance man. Pals, chums and bosom buddies, together they shine brighter. Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney reminisce on the highs and lows they’ve shared over the years in a candid glimpse of life backstage. Moving, poignant and hilarious, Bosom Buddies once again proves all the world is indeed a stage.

“Todd McKenney is magnetic, exciting and, above all, memorable” Radio 2GB

“Hayes gives an exhilarating and seemingly inexhaustible performance” Melbourne Review


Adelaide Premiere Australia Dunstan Playhouse 10–11 June Suitable all ages Premium $56.90 A Res $46.90 A Res Conc $41.90 Subscription A Res $41.90 A Res Conc $36.90

Director Jason Langley Producer Christine Dunstan Musical Director Michael Tyack Lighting Designer Trudy Dalgleish

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Cabaret Dinner

Closing Variety Gala

Cabaret, cabernet, and canapés

Sign off with a sensational flourish

Cabaret Dinner revamps ‘dinner and a show,’ as an emcee, a special guest chef, and a wine maker extraordinaire join forces to guide an astonishing dégustation of cabaret acts. The banquet of talent on stage will be paired with a hand-picked selection of South Australian produce and wine for a very special evening of decadence and delight. Prepare your tastebuds for the finest sights, smells and sounds at Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s exclusive Cabaret Dinner.

Armed with glitz, glamour and lashings of dry wit waiting in the wings, the Closing Variety Gala is one last night of sequinflashing cabaret madness packed with outstanding performances by world class artists from the closing week of Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Hosted by Artistic Director Ali McGregor for the final time, the Closing Variety Gala has cemented itself as a favourite of both artists and audiences alike, and proven it is one farewell party not to be missed!

Adelaide Exclusive Australian & International Artists Banquet Room 13 June Suitable ages 18+ Warnings Coarse language; Nudity; Haze Price: $179.90 Food & Beverages inclusive

“... both the entertainment and the dining measure up, and even better are presented as a seamless, thematic package...” Adelaide Now

"A fitting festival finale – the professionalism and energy were faultless" InDaily, 2017

Image: Claudio Raschella

Image: Claudio Raschella

Adelaide Exclusive Australian & International Artists Festival Theatre 23 June Suitable ages 16+ Warnings Coarse language; Nudity; Haze Premium $104.90 A Res $89.90 A Res Conc $84.90 B Res $79.90 B Res Conc $74.90 GreenRoom $39.95 Subscription A Res $84.90 A Res Conc $79.90 37

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Release Creative production

The Studio: 54 Reasons to Party Can you feel it? You’re on the dancefloor of the legendary New York nightclub, renowned for its celebrity guest list and hypnotic atmosphere: Studio 54 Join us as your ASO creates an inferno, paying tribute to the disco music of the era and to those that just wanted to dance, dance, dance. National treasures Kate Ceberano and Doug Parkinson will lead a stellar cast of performers (more to be announced) celebrating the electrifying music from artists like Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, through to Sister Sledge’s ‘We are Family’ and Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ plus much more. Join us as we light up a dancefloor for the very first time and turn the Festival Theatre into the best disco in town!


World Premiere Australia Festival Theatre 29–30 June Suitable ages 16+ Warnings Haze; Smoke effects; Strobe lighting Adult $89–$129 Conc $78–$117 Child $47–$57 Groups 10+ $78–$117 Dancefloor access seats available enquire when booking. Single tickets on sale 1 Dec 2017

Australian Dance Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents

The Beginning of Nature A visceral expression of nature through movement Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre. Portrayed by the nine incredible dancers of ADT, this extraordinary work includes live accompaniment by the acclaimed Zephyr Quartet and two vocalists singing in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains. At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative, this stunning work will delight and inspire.

“This is a powerful work, in which music, movement and design make a coherent whole, and it drew a rapturous reception from the spellbound crowd” Dance Australia

Image: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions

Australia Dunstan Playhouse 11–14 July Suitable ages 12+ Warnings Partial nudity; Haze; Strobe-like effects Premium $59 A Res $50 A Res Conc $45 B Res $35 Restricted $25 GreenRoom $38

Conceived and Directed Garry Stewart Choreography Garry Stewart and the ADT dancers Lighting Designer Damien Cooper Composer: Brendan Woithe (KLANG) Music Performers Zephyr String Quartet Costume Design Davis Browne

Subscription A Res $45 A Res Conc $40.50


This project has been assisted by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Country Arts SA and Creative Scotland. This project has been generously supported by Australian Dance Theatre’s Enhancement Program and Dance Base Edinburgh.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program presents

The Spinners Limosani Projekts produced by Far and Away Productions

Dancing with fate In an exhilarating journey into myth and imagination, choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani and Scottish director Al Seed with fellow dancers Tara Jade Samaya and Kialea-Nadine Williams tell the story of the Moirai, or Fates, of Greek mythology. As the Fates spin, measure and cut the thread of life, this emotionally charged and visually stunning dance theatre performance questions life, death, and our perceptions of choice.

“Limosani is to be congratulated. She has produced an exquisite piece of theatre that strikes at the heart of a subject so close to all of us, but so often pushed aside. This is what modern dance should be; striking, theatrical and human” GLOBAL MEDIA POST – on ‘A Delicate Situation’


Image: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions

World Premiere Australia Space Theatre 11–13 July Suitable ages 12+ Warnings Haze Adult $32.90 Conc $29.90 Group 6+ $29.90 GreenRoom $20 Subscription Adult $29.90

Presented by The Australian Ballet and proudly supported by Adelaide Festival Centre

The Sleeping Beauty Opulent splendour, fairytale charm: this reawakened classic will sweep you off your feet The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular The Sleeping Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur. Gleaming with Baroque golds and creams, glowing with vivid colour, and spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs and story-book charm, this ballet casts a spell of delight all the way to true love’s kiss. Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score and blessed with breathtaking designs by Gabriela Tylesova, David McAllister’s new production stays true to the magic and majesty of the original and showcases the talents of the entire company in iconic moments like the Rose Adage and the Bluebird Pas de deux.

Adelaide Premiere Australia Festival Theatre 6–12 July Suitable ages 6+ Warnings Haze; Smoke effects; Strobe lighting For prices please visit

Choreography Marius Petipa Production and additional choreography David McAllister Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova Design Associate Kat Chan Dramaturge Lucas Jervies Lighting design Jon Buswell with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

“The production offers a gold-class experience and the magical escape that will forever draw so many audiences to the fairytale world of ballet” The Herald Sun

Image: Kevin Jackson & Benedicte Bemet – Photography Justin Ridler


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Tommy Emmanuel and Friends Featuring Tommy Emmanuel, Pedro Javier González and Richard Smith

A giant of guitar is joined by his masterful friends for a night of virtuosity and groove Famous for his technical gifts and innate sense of melody, Emmanuel’s signature sound threads up to three different parts together as a kind of one man band. In this world premiere, he joins friends Pedro Javier González (Spain) and Richard Smith (USA) pushing his playing into new and exciting territory. A performance for guitar enthusiasts and music lovers alike, this powerhouse trio will push the boundaries of what is possible on an acoustic guitar and take the audience on an unforgettable musical experience.

World Premiere AUS / ESP / USA Festival Theatre 9 August Suitable ages 12+ Premium $89.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $69.90 B Res $65.90 Groups (6+) $74.90 GreenRoom $39.90 Subscription A Res $74.90


"There's the top guitarists in the world – and then there's Tommy" Barry Gibb

Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra presents

Guitar Festival Symphony Gala 2018 A classical collaboration between Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Guitar Festival For one night only, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Beijing Guitar Duo, guitarist Vladimir Gorbach, and soprano Jessica Aszodi join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Boasting evocative compositions by Spanish composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla, as well as newly commissioned music by renowned Australian composer Cathy Milliken. All stars in their own right, this special collaboration is not to be missed.

Adelaide Exclusive Australia/China Festival Theatre 10 August Suitable ages 12+ Adult $58–$108 Conc $48–$98 Child $35–$45 Groups 10+ $48–$98 Single tickets on sale 1 Dec 2017 43

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Albert Lee A real guitarist’s guitarist Grammy Award winning legend Albert Lee celebrates over 50 years in the business, bringing his band on a rare Australian tour. After decades playing with everyone from Eric Clapton to the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker, Lee brings his rock and country roots to Adelaide Guitar Festival. Known for fiery fast fingers and inimitable playing style, Lee’s solo career distils one man’s decades of experience into simple musical mastery: a virtuoso’s virtuoso; a guitarist’s guitarist.

“One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth” Vince Gill

Australian Premiere England Festival Theatre 11 August Suitable ages 12+ Warnings Haze Premium $69.90 A Res $59.90 A Res Conc $54.90 B Res $49.90 A Res Groups 6+ $54.90 GreenRoom $30 Subscription A Res $54.90



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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Guitars in Bars, Resonance and Guitar Festival Winter School

Martha Masters & Vladimir Gorbach

Striking a chord in the community Guitars in Bars In its third iteration, Guitars in Bars takes Adelaide Guitar Festival out into the local scene where careers are born. This open access program celebrates the venues and musicians that support live music around the state. Resonance Music is for everyone, but not everyone has access to music. Resonance recognises the inherent need for music and well-being, and in its third year will deliver world class musicians to hospitals, aged care facilities and community centres across metro and outer metro Adelaide. “The important connection between music and wellbeing is the driving force behind Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Resonance program” Slava Grigoryan Guitar Festival Winter School Run by some of the country’s finest guitar players and teachers this week-long intensive program has seen two immersive streams, blues and roots and classical, provide dramatic results for all ages and skill levels.

A celebration of classical guitar from two exquisite artists In a dynamic double bill, these two exquisite guitarists come together for a performance that embodies the universality of music as a Russian and an American take to an Australian stage. Both past winners of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America competition, the subtle and delicate virtuosity of Vladimir Gorbach plays off against the seductively natural elegance of Martha Masters as the two friends come together for this charming world premiere event.

World Premiere USA / Russia Space Theatre 11 August Suitable ages 12+ Adult $45 Conc $40 Group 6+ $40 GreenRoom $22 Subscription A Res $40

"Dynamically supple...vivid and assured...graceful performance" The New York Times

Image: Dario Griffin


International Piano Series and Adelaide Festival Centre present

Morgans International Piano Series Artistic Programmer – Guy Barrett

Simon Trpceski

Paul Lewis

Piers Lane

Fresh interpretations from one of the most exciting young pianists.

One of the great pianists of his time.

A series favourite returns with another stellar program.

Having electrified audiences around the world, one of the world’s most exciting young pianists joins the International Piano Series for a performance of searing intensity and amazing artistry. Making his name with fresh interpretations of even the most well-worn work, Trpceski brings a brand new repertoire of Grieg, Mendelsohn and Rimsky-Korsakov for this 13th anniversary series. His uninhibited musicality is matched by a warm personality which he shares both on and off the stage.

Playing with a physicality as intense as his intellect, Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the great musicians of his generation. With a list of awards longer than his hand-span, it’s his cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert that have solidified his reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of central European classical repertoire. Returning to Adelaide he makes his debut in the International Piano Series to perform his signature Germanic repertoire.

International Piano Series veteran Piers Lane returns for his seventh appearance with an inspired repertoire. Engaging and versatile, Lane is famous for his tasteful interpretations, his virtuosic performances, and for leaving adoring audiences in his wake. A vast and varied repertoire has seen him work extensively in many settings around the world and his deep knowledge of music, popularised by his presenting work for the BBC. Adelaide is in for a treat.

Adelaide Exclusive Macedonia

Adelaide Exclusive United Kingdom

Repertoire Beethoven: Eleven Bagatelles op. 119

Adelaide Exclusive Australia

Repertoire Scarlatti: Sonatas in B minor and G major

Space Theatre 22 September 7pm Suitable ages 14+

Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat major Hob XVI/49

Space Theatre 19 October 7pm Suitable ages 14+

Bach: Preludes and Fugues Book 1 in C# major and Bb minor

Space Theatre 3 July 7pm Suitable ages 14+

Repertoire Mendelssohn – Songs without words – selection Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

A Res $65 B Res $45 B Res Conc $25

A Res $65 B Res $45 B Res Conc $25

Subscription A Res $60

Subscription A Res $60


Interval Haydn: Piano Sonata in B minor Hob XVI/32 Brahms: 4 Klavierstücke op.119

A Res $65 B Res $45 B Res Conc $25 Subscription A Res $60

Beethoven: Sonata in F minor Op 57 (Appassionata) Interval Chopin/Balakirev: Romanze Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op 22

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Andrew McKinnon and State Opera of South Australia in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present

Sumi Jo: Mad for Love with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo, will make her eagerly anticipated Adelaide debut in a thrilling programme entitled Mad for Love She will be partnered by dashing Argentine born José Carbó, now one of Australia’s best loved baritones. Together they will ignite the stage with renditions of the most passionate repertoire from opera and operetta, as well as popular canzoni and tangos, and meltingly beautiful folk songs from Sumi Jo’s native Korea. Described by the legendary maestro Herbert von Karajan as having “a voice from above”, Sumi Jo is one of the most in demand singers on the international stage. Her astonishing vocal technique and purity of tone captivate audiences, as do her many exquisite dresses, adding to the glamour of the concert.

Adelaide Premiere Korea Festival Theatre 15 July Suitable ages 12+

Soprano Sumi Jo Baritone José Carbó

Adult $89–$129 Conc $78–$117 Child $47–$57 Groups 10+ $78–$117 Single tickets on sale 1 Dec 2017

This will be an unparalleled night of romance which will live long in the memory of all who attend. 47




TICKETS ON SALE IN 2018 Join the produ cers waitlist at priscillathemu to be first in lin e for tickets

Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia’s most successful homegrown musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT rocks into Adelaide! The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a non-stop parade of dancefloor classics including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘Finally’ and many more. Based on the Oscar winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. After originating the role in the Australian premiere production, Olivier and Tony nominee, Tony Sheldon, is back in the driving seat as Bernadette. By his side with feather boas at the ready will be David Harris (‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Miss Saigon’) as Tick and Euan Doidge (‘Les Misérables’, ‘Kinky Boots’) as Felicia. PRISCILLA will premiere in Adelaide in August 2018 for its 10th anniversary celebration tour.

Adelaide Premiere Australia Festival Theatre 16 Aug – 16 Sept Suitable ages 8+ Warnings Some minor coarse language - parent supervision is recommended Prices from Price Level 1 Price Level 2 Price Level 3 Price Level 4 Price Level 5 Price Level 2 Groups 10+ Price Level 3 Groups 10+ Price Level 3 Groups 10+

$135.90 $114.90 $89.90 $59.90 $49.90 $94.90 $69.90 $55

Subscription Price Level 3 Tues evenings $69.90 (save up to $20)

Wed & Thu evenings


(save up to $20)

Photo of international cast


Windmill Theatre Co in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Amphibian Chloe and Hassan are under suspicion for stealing money while feeding the class axolotl. Sent outside to work out who’s responsible, the unlikely pair find they have something in common. Each of them has been forced by their parents to leave their respective homes and face life as the new kid at school.

World Premiere Australia

As their personal histories are revealed, Chloe hears the incredible firsthand account of a 12-year-old boy who’s travelled alone, thousands of kilometres across land and sea, for a better life.

Per person $25 Groups 6+ $20 Family of 4 $80

Is the discovery of Hassan’s back story enough to save him from Chloe’s desire to protect her position in her new-found friendship group? Amphibian is an epic story of displacement, loss and adapting to different worlds.


Image: Shane Reid

Space Theatre 5–15 September Suitable ages 10+

Subscription Per person $20

Writer Duncan Graham Director Sasha Zahra

Patch Theatre Company in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Cranky Bear A rollicking romp for the little ones Join flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose as they do their darndest to cheer up Cranky Bear in this delightful stage adaptation by Patch Theatre. But with each extravagant attempt, the friends only manage to get Bear’s goat even more. Who would have thought that plain and boring Sheep would be the one to save the day? A mad cabaret of a show packed with music and laughter that will keep kids enthralled from start to finish.

"They sing, they dance, and thoroughly delight a theatre full of adoring, interactive children on the importance of ironing out the grumps in life if we want happiness"

Australia Dunstan Playhouse 9–13 October Suitable ages 3–8 All tickets


Collaboratively devised by Dave Brown, Geoff Cobham, Dave Gadsen, Belinda Gehlert, Cameron Goodall, Jude Henshall, Tim Overton, Ailsa Paterson and Stephen Sheehan Composer and Musical Director Belinda Gehlert Designer Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham Director Dave Brown Remount Director Naomi Edwards

Sunday Mail

Image: Nick Bland


Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick present




The party of the year is coming to Adelaide in October 2018!

Adelaide Premiere Australia

Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in a stunning new production, we invite you to fall in love all over again!

Festival Theatre 9 Oct – 18 Nov Suitable ages 5+

‘Voulez Vous’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘Take a Chance On Me’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and so many more hits you know and love make this worldwide phenomenon a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages. A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is exactly what the world needs right now.

Director Gary Young Choreographer Tom Hodgson Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos Set Design Linda Bewick Costume Design Suzy Strout Lighting Design Gavan Swift Sound Design Michael Waters

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Pty Ltd, exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)

Prices from Premium $110 A Res $95.95 B Res $75.95 C Res $59.95 A Res Groups 12+ $79.95 A Res Conc Groups 12+ (Wed matinee) $59.95 Subscription Wed & Thu evenings only (save up to $15) Adult A Res $94.95 Single tickets on sale Dec 2017

Experience the best in contemporary art at OzAsia Festival. Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival dedicated to engagement with Asia. The 2018 festival program will deliver an outstanding collection of contemporary theatre, dance, music, film and visual art. Step into another world and experience something amazing. Check for 2018 festival dates.


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Between Light Zephyr Quartet An immersive adventure of sight, sound and space Between Light returns with its critically acclaimed immersive promenade performance, visually and sonically exploring the chiaroscuro of art and life. Commissioned by Zephyr Quartet, leading jazz artists Andrea Keller, Tony Gould, Stephen Magnusson, Matt Keegan, and Lyndon Gray were invited to write compositions for string quartet that explore themes of light and dark. Lighting designer Geoff Cobham returns for this special performance, creating unique spaces to house each composition resulting in a truly transcendent journey through light and sound.

“...this musical experience transports you to another time, another dimension” InDaily


Adelaide Space Theatre 22–24 November Suitable all ages Warnings Strobe lighting; Haze

Performed by Zephyr Quartet Music Andrea Keller, Tony Gould, Lyndon Gray, Stephen Magnusson, Matt Keegan Lighting Design Geoff Cobham

Adult $40 Conc/Groups 6+ $35 GreenRoom $25 Family $140 Subscription A Res $35 Conc $25

Image: Sam Oster

Presented by State Opera SA in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár directed by Graeme Murphy

Eminent director and choreographer Graeme Murphy brings a fresh dimension to this classic operetta, reimagining it in the glamour of 1920s Paris Genuinely entertaining from start to finish, this much-loved operetta features exquisite music, catchy melody lines and magnificent waltzes. Spectacular art-deco sets and lavish ballgowns create the perfect opulent backdrop to this farcical romantic comedy as Baron Zeta attempts to arrange a successful marriage to save his homeland Pontevedro from bankruptcy. The runaway hit of its time, this fresh production is as beautifully romantic, and devilishly funny as ever.

“Every act is a party fizzing with romance and comedy... a truly beautiful production” Limelight Magazine

Image: James Rogers courtesy of West Australian Opera

Adelaide Premiere Australia Festival Theatre 29 Nov – 6 Dec Suitable ages 5+ State Opera Subscription Prices Premium $130/$120 A Res $120/$110 B Res $100/90 C Res $75/$65 General Public Prices Premium $140/$130 A Res $130/120 B Res $110/100 C Res $80/70

An Opera Conference production presented by State Opera SA in association with Adelaide Festival Centre. Conductor Dale Ringland Director Graeme Murphy Set Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin Lighting Designer Damien Cooper Starring Greta Bradman Desiree Frahn Alexander Lewis John Longmuir State Opera SA Chorus Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


Adelaide Festival Centre and Spirit Festival presents

Divercity …we carry country in our bodies… In this timely performance, two female dancers, each living in separate Australian cities and belonging to different Aboriginal countries, contemplate the complexities of a transplanted life. Drawing on contemporary and traditional dance practices, storytelling, and ritual, Divercity gives shape and form to the women’s connection to the land and culture, sharing cultural diversity through dance. A breathtakingly nuanced yet playful and multi-layered exploration of place, people, landscapes and language.

“I have never seen Bundjalung/Yaegl choreographer Mariaa Randall’s work before and I can attest it is affecting, good-humoured, generous and packs a gorgeous, playful punch” Bryan Andy, Blak Critics, NITV.


Adelaide Premiere Australia Space Theatre 15–17 November Suitable all ages Warnings Haze Adult $35 Conc $30 Group 6+ $30 GreenRoom $25 Morn Melodies $35 Family 2+2 $140

Producer/ Artistic Director/ Choreographer Mariaa Randall Sound, Video and Projection Artist Keith Deverell Performer/ Choreographer Henrietta Baird Performer/ Choreographer Ngioka Bunda-Heath Choreographer Waiata Telfer Lighting Designer Jenny Hector Costume Designer Sophia Idreos

Subscription Res $30 Conc $20

Image: Bryony Jackson

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Christmas Proms 2018 Be good for goodness sake! Sing the songs of Christmas and bring all the family together with Adelaide’s all-time favourite, Christmas Proms Enjoy a heart-warming concert series featuring popular Christmas songs mixed with traditional carols. Grandparents, mums and dads and the kids will love this fun-filled event that will have you singing carols all the way to Christmas. So come on, join in the fun. Christmas Proms is coming to town!

Adelaide Exclusive Australia Festival Theatre 14–16 December Suitable all ages Premium $54 A Res $48 A Res Conc $44 Child Under 18 $30 Group 6+ $44 GreenRoom $24 Family 2+2 $141 Family (add child) $24 Subscription A Res A Res Conc

Image: Kelly Carpenter

$44 $40





Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has opened to rave reviews in Australia. Critics have hailed it as a ‘RESOUNDING HIT’ (Daily Review) that is ‘ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL’ (Channel Seven). Featuring hit songs including ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ and many more! Beautiful tells the inspirational true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from songwriter to superstar. It’s the story of a girl who fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, was writing #1 hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice, to become one of the most successful solo acts in pop music history.

Adelaide Premiere Australia Festival Theatre Suitable all ages Opens December 2018 Join the waitlist now


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Program Partner

inSPACE: Development January – December Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program is a cutting-edge, grassroots, innovative program that supports some of Australia’s most talented, independent artists. See hot new talent across all art forms including theatre, dance, visual arts and music. Be part of the artistic conversation: sharing, contributing and discovering how art is created behind the scenes. This creative blurring of the line between artist and audience reinforces Adelaide Festival Centre’s foundation philosophy that art belongs to everyone.

In The Dark

The Wedding


In The Dark is a sensorial experiential theatre piece set almost entirely in the dark. In The Dark will take you on a journey into darkness.

The Wedding is a new immersive and interactive dance theatre work that will explore what we are capable of doing to each other as humans.

In 2007 astronaut Lisa Nowak drove across America to confront her lover’s lover. Drive explores lost women set against long stretches of road and outer space.

Director Tim Overton

Creative Director Tobiah BoothRemmers

Writer Rebecca Meston

Performers Rebecca Mayo Elizabeth Hay James Smith Nathan O'Keefe

Composer/ Musician Rachel Bruerville

Director/ Dramaturg Steve Mayhew Designer Meg Wilson Musician Dan Thorpe

Digging a hole to China A journey to the centre of the earth and beyond. Two performers explore what it means to be united and isolated in the modern world. Performer/ Deviser Ellen Steele Collaborator Erin Fowler


Technology Creative and Outside Eye Dan Koerner

Documentation Tim Standing Performers/ Collaborators Joshua Hoare, Roz Hervey, Jo Stone, Thomas Bradley, Katherine Gurr, Jordan Cowan and Tyson Olson.

Contact Contact is a multi-art performance using music, film and design to explore the opposite and contrary forces of human emotions.

Composer Kiah Gossner Designer Jill Halliday Film Morgan Wright

Director Daniel Evans Actors Jo Stone and Ashton Malcolm Physical Performer Leah Shelton

Choreographer Larissa McGowan Sound Designer Ian Moorhead Lighting Designer Chris Petridis Dramaturg Saffron Benner Outside Eye Roz Hervey

The World is Looking For You An exploration of identity and place, loss and rediscovery and how suddenly we no longer seem to recognise the person staring back at us in the mirror. Writer Finegan Kruckemeyer Director Daisy Brown Performer Sarah Brokensha

Various venues – For public showing dates and times visit: adelaidefestivalcentre. Entry to showing by donation.

Choreographic Futures The Mill’s Choreographic Futures program invites nationally or internationally acclaimed dance artists to participate in a mentorship/ workshop program. Choreographic Futures is focused on connecting South Australian artists with artists and artistic fields outside of the state and around the world. For the 2018 inSPACE partnership, a selected group of artists will showcase work developed as part of Choreographic Futures.

Adelaide’s World of Cultures Adelaide Festival Centre’s multicultural program is as diverse, colourful and creative as the audiences it serves. Adelaide’s World of Cultures program showcases performances from a wide variety of cultures that now call Adelaide home.

Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts and Adelaide Festival Centre present

Australian Migrant Resource Centre, Middle Eastern Communities Council of S.A. and Adelaide Festival Centre present

Amazing India

In Our Own Voices

A dazzling display of Indian song and dance

Stories of achievement of people from the Middle East

After the tremendous success of previous years’, Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts return with Amazing India 2018. This year’s vibrant variety show plots a course through a brief history of Indian classical, folk, contemporary, and Bollywood styles. This explosion of colour, movement, and sound uses multimedia elements to explore the depth of Indian art showcasing the cultural breadth of teachers and students at Kalalaya.

World Premiere Australia Dunstan Playhouse 28 July – 6.30pm Suitable all ages Tickets from $33.30 Concept and Direction Ramesh Menon Artistic Director Kalalaya Choreography Priya Ramesh Associate Director of Kalalaya

This special evening launches a powerful new book about MiddleEastern settlement in South Australia. The compelling photography from the publication will be displayed in an evocative and eye-opening exhibition. Held at the Dunstan Playhouse, the launch will be followed by a vibrant and joyous concert of music, songs, dance, poetry and stories as people from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Kurdistan and Syria express their own experiences of settlement in the face of adversity.

Adelaide Exclusive Australia Dunstan Playhouse 24 March – 7pm Suitable ages 12+ Adult $25 Concession $20 Groups 6+ $18

“It was a truly beautiful event to bring all of the communities together and speak with one voice.” Sherry Esfandiari President Persian Cultural Association

Image: Anish Nair – Twin Frames Media Shyju Ittan – Olive Photography


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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Special Programs Full program details: Schools Program centrED program for all South Australian schools

Morning Melodies Daytime arts and entertainment

centrED provides exciting performing and visual arts learning opportunities for Reception to Year 12 teachers and students and is part of a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities at Adelaide Festival Centre. Engage, explore, and experience innovative workshops, creative learning, and unique professional development. Full program available online in early 2018. Enquiries 08 8216 8861

Nothing lifts the spirits like a great performance. Music, theatre, dance, or cabaret, Morning Melodies has it all. Experience a superb selection of daytime entertainment at affordable prices in the comfort of Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Something On Saturday For 2 to 10 year olds every Saturday between April and August Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday continues to delight and entertain more than 15,000 people every year. Something on Saturday is an Adelaide institution with many South Australian children enjoying their first theatrical experience through the program. From performances to exhibitions and hands on arts and crafts, this is every child’s chance to experience the transformative world of the arts.

Overture Access for our community Adelaide Festival Centre’s Overture provides theatre experiences to groups who would not ordinarily be able to attend. Program participants are members of a registered not for profit organisation with an objective for the achievement of social justice for individuals experiencing disadvantage within society (including minority groups and refugees, low income earners, groups experiencing social marginalisation, and people with physical or intellectual disability). Download the organisation application form on our website.


Her Majesty’s Theatre Renewal Treasuring the past, building for the future When Her Majesty's Theatre opened in 1913 it sat 2170 patrons and was acclaimed as the finest theatre in Australia. It is the last remaining operating Tivoli theatre and is in desperate need of renovation. Remodelled in the 1970s, Her Majesty's Theatre now seats only 970 and has lost much of its grandeur and commercial appeal. This is all about to change but we need your help. The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation has committed to raising $5 million over the next three years to ensure completion of this vital and exciting upgrade.


• Increased seating capacity from 970 to almost 1,500 seats • A more attractive venue for large-scale musical productions • New foyers with contemporary food and beverage outlets and function spaces • Improved disability access and facilities • Activation of the Central Market and Chinatown area with cultural and entertainment connections from Adelaide Oval through to Gouger Street To make a tax deductible donation visit or contact Robyn Brown, Manager Philanthropy (08) 8216 8826

Foundation Donors Thank you to our supporters $50,000+

Bin Irwin

Alfie and Heather Caddick

Julia Mackintosh

Legh and Helen Davis Lang Foundation

Hugh MacLachlan and Fiona MacLachlan OAM

Thyne Reid Foundation

Pamela O’Donnell


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John Bishop AO

Professor Ruth Rentschler OAM

Peter & Pamela McKee

Dominic Stefanson

Ian Wall OAM and Pamela Wall OAM

Zing Hai Tan


Foundation Programs The Art of Giving The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation is committed to inspiring and stimulating young people by providing students experiencing disadvantage with the opportunity to attend live theatre performances. The Foundation subsidises discounted tickets to Adelaide Festival Centre shows for schools with disadvantage through centrEd and the Equity Tix program. The Foundation funds Something on Saturday’s Foundation Corner for 2-10 year olds and GreenRoom Arts Membership for 18-30 year olds. The first three cash prizes for Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Classical Guitar Competition are provided by the Foundation, supporting young guitarists from all over the world to attend this internationally acclaimed competition.

Barry Gerald Rath

Paul and Pam Barlow The Hon David Bleby QC and Mrs E.M Bleby The Hon Catherine Branson QC Coopers Brewery Foundation

John and Joy Taplin $1,000+ Rick Allert AO Marjorie Andrew Max Brennan AO and Ionie Brennan Robert and Marjorie Brown Robyn Brown

John Crosby OAM and Kathy Crosby

Grant and Helen Burge

Robert Gerard AO

Frank Ford AM

High Noon Trust

Douglas Gautier AM

North Adelaide Dental Care

Lisa George

Rosemary Hill-Ling AO

Peter and Rosemary Griffiths

James & Diana Ramsay Foundation

Peter Dobson

John Heard AM

Richard Ryan AO

Andrew Hirst

The Foundation also provides career development opportunities through the Steel Ryan and Bob Hawke Fellowship programs.

The Advertiser Foundation

Amy Ide

There are many ways to support the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. Donate online or create a lasting legacy by remembering Adelaide Festival Centre in your Will. For further information and details, contact: Robyn Brown, Manager Philanthropy (08) 8216 8826

Adelaide Theatre & More (ATAM) Social Club

$5,000+ Michael Abbott AO QC

Peter and Margaret Kay Joan Lea Vanessa Lionello Peter and Jennifer Malycha

Josephine Cooper

Skye McGregor

Carolyn Hewson AO

Victoria McGregor-Reid

Michael Iwaniw

Bill Menz

Margaret Lehmann

Rick Michell

Theo Maras AM

Anna Muller

Paul Nash

Julia O’Neil

Bruce Saint

Eric Robins

Norman Schueler OAM

Professor Rick Sarre and Debra Sarre

Antony and Mary Lou Simpson

Peter Stobie

The Hon John Sulan QC and Alison Sulan

Colin Telfer and Alison McDougall

Robert Warner

Emma Trengove

$2,000+ Ollie Clark AM Joanne Griffiths

Barbara Wall Mary Wilson Pamela Yule

Lady Hardy OAM Image: Cath Leo

Jim Hazel


Performance Partnership Acknowledgements A Very Kransky Christmas

Adelaide French Festival

Walk of Fame Gala


The 78-Storey Treehouse

Concrete Impermanence

Sense and Sensibility

Bosom Buddies

The Beginning of Nature

Cranky Bear

The Spinners

The Merry Widow

Between Light



Sense and Sensibility has been assisted by State Theatre Company South Australia’s Dramatic Women Collective.

Thank you to our 2018 Adelaide Festival Centre Partners

Adelaide Festival Centre Season Partners

Accommodation Partner

Wine Partner

Media Partners

Foundation Sponsor


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Food and Beverage in our venues A visit to Adelaide Festival Centre is about seeing an amazing show and having a great time. We have plenty of places with spectacular views over the River Torrens that offer excellent food and wine experiences: from coffee and casual meals to pre or post show wine, dine and function options.

Foyer Bars


Open for 60 minutes prior to each performance and during intervals for drinks, coffee and light bar platters.

We offer unique function facilities for 20 to 600 guests with picturesque views of Elder Park and the River Torrens. Presenting quality South Australian produce and beverages with our skilled staff, our focus is to create a truly memorable event.

Pre-Show Dinners Open for evening performances in the Festival Theatre. Festival Theatre pre-show dinners are the perfect way to start a memorable night. Choose from a select menu of South Australian produce and premium wines and Coopers beer. Pre-book at BASS on 131 246 or add it to your booking.

Interval Drinks Available at Festival Theatre performances with intervals. Beat the rush and pre-order your interval drink when you book online. Drinks are available for collection from the Quartet Bar.


To ensure the perfect setting for your next event, allow us to walk you through our spaces and tailor all function aspects to exceed your guests’ expectations. For enquiries: 08 8216 8633 or “With quite literally ten days’ notice to pull the event together and the many changes and last minute alterations, your team delivered an outstanding event and generated a memory we will cherish for a long time.” Julia Franklin, Director White Space Events

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Corporate Partnership and Hospitality Packages Adelaide Festival Centre has developed a sound foundation of corporate support through a wide range of creative and mutually rewarding partnerships with the corporate sector. Business benefits are customised to suit your needs. Whether your focus is on branding or activation opportunities, corporate entertaining, and/or networking with our international delegations, we will work with you to tailor a mutually beneficial partnership. With over 1,000 events and more than one million visitors each year, we deliver unique opportunities tailored to meet your company’s specific objectives. We boast a yearlong season jam packed with music, dance, theatre and exhibitions, and produce five world class festivals: Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, DreamBIG Children’s Festival, and the new Adelaide French Festival. Our Corporate Boxes for six or eleven people can be used for various shows throughout the year and provide guests with further opportunity for pre and post show catering, private functions and Meet & Greet experiences. Our experienced

Development Executives will work with you to develop a uniquely crafted partnership. For more information on partnerships with Adelaide Festival Centre, please contact: Teresa Whitehorn (08) 8216 8577 Priscilla Barletta (08) 8216 8544 Thank you to our Corporate Members: Byron and Kally Egan / CG Family Law / Ian Wall OAM and Pamela Wall OAM / Macks Advisory / Mykra Pty Ltd / Sarah Constructions Pty Ltd / Stephen Millar AM and Kay Millar / Veolia Environmental Services


Adelaide Festival Centre’s GreenRoom Membership Program inspires and supports young people and their involvement in the arts, giving members a backstage pass into the dazzling world that is the arts. Members enjoy exclusive benefits such as heavily discounted ticket prices, special event invites, and FREE workshops run by some of the world’s most artistic minds, plus other backstage opportunities all year long. If you’re thinking about a career in the arts, our GreenRoom Advocacy Program might be for you! This program helps members gain hands on industry experience in all aspects of Adelaide Festival Centre, from event management, marketing, programming, and production to backstage help, and more.

Learn how we do it! Members have the opportunity to work on their very own arts project during one of Adelaide Festival Centre’s major festivals, and work on other major festivals throughout the year. Adelaide Festival Centre is passionate about supporting young adults to explore arts careers. We provide members with pathways so they can form building blocks to pursue the career of their dreams. Our alumni have gone on to land jobs in the arts here at Adelaide Festival Centre and around the world. If you’re a young adult interested in the arts, join Adelaide Festival Centre’s GreenRoom program. Let’s keep the arts alive in SA!

“The GreenRoom Advocacy Program allowed me to work on real world projects and gave me the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to work in a dynamic arts environment.” Alana Giaccio, 2017 Advocate 72

Join and Save Join the Adelaide Festival Centre family and save! We value our patrons and appreciate your loyalty to Adelaide Festival Centre. Thank you for your support.


Buy for a group

To become a subscriber, purchase A Reserve tickets to at least four shows in one transaction from Adelaide Festival Centre’s Season 2018* (including our festival and Something on Saturday offerings). You’ll receive fantastic savings on tickets throughout the year as well as other subscriber benefits.

Get a group of friends, family or work colleagues together and save with special group benefits.

• Be the first to hear about special events and activities with our monthly newsletter

RAA Members

• Receive an invitation to an exclusive Subscriber event in 2018 • Purchase additional Season 2018 tickets throughout the year at the subscription price • Receive Subscriber discounts on selected Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, OzAsia Festival and Something on Saturday programs

RAA Members are eligible for discounts on selected performances. For information visit *For a list of shows that form part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Season 2018, visit

• Receive discounts and special offers from our partner organisations Tickets subject to availability and prices subject to change. Subscription price valid for Adult A Reserve or equivalent only. For some productions, tickets are valid for select performances only. Refer to the relevant production’s webpage at

Become an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend Can’t decide on four shows right now? We would still like to recognise your loyalty! Once you’ve purchased tickets Season 2018* to the value of $800, you will automatically become an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend. • Receive a 2 for 1 dinner at Adelaide Festival Centre • Receive discounts and special offers from our partner organisations • Be the first to hear about special events and activities with our monthly newsletter


Season 2018 Calendar December 2017 12–31 Dec

14–16 Dec

15–16 Dec

28 Dec – 14 Jan

Club Swizzle

Christmas Proms 2017

A Very Kransky Christmas

Rocky Horror Show

3–5 Jan

6–7 Jan

12–14 Jan

12 Jan

13 Jan

16-27 Jan

Operation Ouch!

Deadly 60 Down Under

Adelaide French Festival

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains

On Stage Summer School

19 Jan

19–28 Jan

20 Jan – 1 Feb

Walk of Fame Gala

American Idiot

Carl Barron

9 Feb

11 Feb

15-16 Feb

18 Feb

Ben Folds

Open Day

George Michael: Listen to Your Heart

Chinese New Year Concert

1–6 March

23–24 March

24 March

24 March


All You Need is Love

In Our Own Voices

Her Majesty’s Theatre Closing Benefit

3–29 April

7 April

10–22 April

24 April – 5 May

The Wizard of Oz


Grug and the Rainbow

The 78-Storey Treehouse





May 4—26 May

17–19 May

Sense and Sensibility

Concrete Impermanence

June 8 June

9 June

10–11 June

13 June

23 June

29–30 June

Cabaret Variety Gala Performance

Cabaret Family Gala

Bosom Buddies

Cabaret Dinner

Cabaret Closing Variety Gala

The Studio: 54 Reasons to Party


July 3 July

6–12 July

11–13 July

11–14 July

15 July

28 July

Piano Series: Simon Trpceski

The Sleeping Beauty

The Spinners

The Beginning of Nature

Sumi Jo: Mad for Love

Amazing India

9 August

10 August

11 August

11 August

16 Aug – 16 Sept

Tommy Emmanuel and Friends

Guitar Festival Symphony Gala

Albert Lee

Martha Masters & Vladimir Gorbach



September 5–15 September

22 September


Piano Series: Paul Lewis

October 9–13 October

9 Oct – 18 Nov

19 October


Cranky Bear


Piano Series Piers Lane

OzAsia 2018

15–17 November

22–24 November

29 Nov – 6 Dec


Between Light

The Merry Widow


December December dates to be announced

Beautiful, The Carol King Story

14–16 December

Christmas Proms 2018

Plan Your Experience


Keep up to date with the latest news, season 2018 additions, and full festival details on our website.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s free exhibitions program offers visual and performing arts exhibitions throughout the year. See pages 4 and 5 for details.

Sign up online for festival enewsletters to be the first to hear about full festival programs. Our What’s On enewsletter will also keep you informed about Adelaide Festival Centre events.

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Venue access and redevelopment

How to book

Exciting changes are underway around Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza. Throughout the redevelopment, venue access and pathways to Adelaide Festival Centre will change. For new routes and a map, road closures, drop off zones, and alternative parking, please visit the website:


Register your details online or with your ticket purchase to receive an important SMS and email with up to date access details before your show.

By phone BASS 131 246

Parking Adelaide Festival Centre’s car park is closed. Alternative parking is available around the precinct. Full details:

Access services Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible and your time with us is enjoyable. We provide a number of accessible facilitates including: wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/pickup locations. When booking tickets, please inform the BASS operator if you have specific access requirements. For all other access enquiries please contact Patron Services on (08) 8216 8600 or

In person Adelaide Festival Centre and all BASS outlets

Conditions of ticket purchase Lost or stolen tickets Reserved seat tickets may be replaced in most instances however general admission tickets cannot be replaced. Please call BASS on 131 246 for assistance. Concessions Pensioners, seniors, patrons experiencing unemployment, and full time students are entitled to concession prices. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue. Please make sure you carry your concession cards. Transaction fees A fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions. For further information regarding fees, visit our website: Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets Government policy requirements. Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and other information contained herein are correct at time of publication. Refer to for current information and full terms and conditions.


Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees


Chair Michael Abbott AO QC

CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM

Head of Public Affairs Ruth Sibley

Chair Legh Davis

Deputy Chair Jim Hazel

Chief Operating Officer Carlo D’Ortenzio

Angela Condous AM

Jo Chapley

Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Liz Hawkins

Executive Producer Cabaret & Commercial Ventures John Glenn

Phil Hoffmann AM Carolyn Mitchell Kate Thiele Sandy Verschoor Mary Hamilton

Director of Venue Operations Michael McCabe Director of Marketing Danielle Watts Director of Ticketing & Digital Projects Greg Adams Associate Director of Programming Beck Pearce

Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music. Adelaide joins 115 other cities in 54 countries as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

Foundation Board

Nimfa Farrell Helen Fidock

Manager Philanthropy Robyn Brown

Marjorie Fitz-Gerald OAM

Manager Finance & Business Support Christine Dunthorne

Sue Pearce

Manager Human Resources Claire George Manager WHS & Risk Carolyn Laffin Manager Food & Beverage Peter Morelli

Phil Harris Tony Smith John Sulan QC Marion Tropeano Joe Verco AM Francis Wong OAM Patron Lady Joan Hardy OAM Ex Officio Robyn Brown

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