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Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2017 season, includes a superb array of theatre, dance, music, festivals and exhibitions. Firstly though let us remind you of our 2016 festive season with the popular Christmas Proms concerts and A Very Kransky Christmas. Also in December 2016, explore the lives and songs of Porter & Piaf. In January 2017, ring in the New Year with Dusty the Musical, featuring the return of Amy Lehpamer who charmed Adelaide in The Sound of Music. The multi-award winning and spectacular Matilda the Musical comes to Festival Theatre in May, and you will have the opportunity to purchase Matilda tickets as part of a subscription to our 2017 Season (selected shows only). Do consider buying four shows including Matilda to become a 2017 subscriber. On Stage, a fun two-week intensive arts summer school for children aged 8-16 returns in January. While celebrating its 40th year, Something on Saturday brings quality family programming from April to August. We will also celebrate the 10th birthday of GreenRoom, Adelaide Festival Centre’s arts membership program for 18 to 30 year olds.

Our festivals in 2017 are DreamBIG Children’s Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and OzAsia Festival. Five shows from Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival program are on sale now, with much more to come. Group pricing is available on many of our shows, so do get a group together and take advantage of this special ticket pricing! We’re delighted to work with South Australia’s leading performing arts companies, bringing you a range of programming from the Adelaide Festival, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian Dance Theatre, State Theatre Company, and the State Opera of South Australia. REDEVELOPMENT NEWS We are embarking upon an exciting period of renewal and change as redevelopment plans for the Adelaide Riverbank and Adelaide Festival Centre take shape. As part of these upgrades there will be some challenges for us all in 2017, but the result will be a Festival Centre which connects much more effectively with the facilities in the riverbank and the riverfront.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s foyers, food and beverage facilities and amenities will be upgraded to enhance the patron experience.


Construction will begin in 2016 and continue through 2017, with the Festival Theatre closing for five months from July. Other Adelaide Festival Centre venues, including Dunstan Playhouse, Space Theatre, Artspace Gallery and Her Majesty’s Theatre will all remain open during this period and we are looking forward to a year of great programming with your attendance. Adelaide Festival Centre car park will cease operations from January 2017. We have arranged discounted parking for patrons at Wilson Parking’s North Terrace car park and will provide information on how to access this customer parking with confirmation of your ticket purchase. We acknowledge that the redevelopment will result in some inconveniences but rest assured we are doing everything we can to minimise disruption. The end result will be a world class arts and entertainment precinct for all South Australians and visitors to our state to enjoy.

Our future is very exciting and I look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide Festival Centre in 2017. DOUGLAS GAUTIER


CEO and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre


Keep up to date with the latest news on our website. We will provide important information to patrons before their visit. Visit adelaide festivalcentre. and sign up to our Festival enewsletters to be the first to hear about the full festival programs when they are released. Our What’s On enewsletter will also keep you informed about events at Adelaide Festival Centre.


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

A VERY KRANSKY CHRISTMAS THE KRANSKY SISTERS The Queens of Kook Celebrate Christmas with the Kranskys. In a rickety old farmhouse, three dysfunctional sisters share their very peculiar Christmas rituals of egg nog, pantyhose and painted chokos along with songs from Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days of Christmas. With an unusual array of musical instruments from a cheese grater to a toilet brush, the Kransky Sisters throw the kookiest Christmas party yet. A not-so-silent night of whacky weirdness.

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Premiere Australia 8 – 10 December Space Theatre Suitable ages 16+

$44.90 Adult $39.90 Conc $34.90 GreenRoom (Opening Night only) $34.90 Groups 6+ SUBSCRIPTION $39.90 Adult $34.90 Adult Conc


PORTER & PIAF COLE & EXPOSING EDITH Michael Griffiths and Michaela Burger & Greg Wain

Anything goes when you have no regrets Join 2016 Helpmann winner Michael Griffiths and Helpmann nominees Michaela Burger and Greg Wain as they explore the colourful lives and timeless songs of Cole Porter and Edith Piaf in this extraordinary double bill of award winning cabaret. COLE features Porter’s classic songs such as You’re the Top, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and It’s De-lovely, while EXPOSING EDITH reveals the loves and losses of Piaf with well-known songs including Non je ne Regrette Rien and La Vie en Rose.

Get Frenchy with PORTER & PIAF, channel your inner kook with A VERY KRANSKY CHRISTMAS and be surrounded by festive fun with the family favourite CHRISTMAS PROMS, this year boasting a glamorous 1920s theme.

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Australia 10 December 2 & 7pm Dunstan Playhouse Suitable all ages $49.90 $39.90 $39.90 $34.90

A Res A Res Conc B Res B Res Conc

SUBSCRIPTION $44.90 A Res $34.90 A Res Conc

COLE Written by Anna Goldsworthy Musical direction and performer Michael Griffiths EXPOSING EDITH Created, written and performed by Michaela Burger and Greg Wain Photos: Nicholas Purcell and Andre Goosen (Michael Griffiths) Matt Craig (Michaela Burger)

CHRISTMAS PROMS 2O16 A merry measure of Yule tide treasure Her Majesty’s Theatre will come alive with the glitz and glamour of the 1920s as we present our Great Gatsby themed Christmas Proms. Starring jazz chanteuse Emma Pask (2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival) and the smooth sounds of Stephen Mahy (Grease the Musical, Jersey Boys), this will be a night of ‘20s elegance and entertainment – all wrapped up in traditional Christmas cheer. So get set to swing and sing along to Christmas classics in this heart-warming concert series that reminds us all about the magic of Christmas.


Australia 15 – 17 December Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable all ages $52 $46 $42 $42 $23

Premium A Res A Res Conc Groups 6+ GreenRoom

SUBSCRIPTION $42 A Res $38 A Res Conc Photo: Kelly Carpenter

Adelaide Festival Centre presents


Adelaide Exclusive Australia

Dream to be on stage? Want to get performing this summer? The Adelaide Festival Centre throws open its doors for a two-week intensive summer school for children aged 8-16. Learn new skills in musical theatre, singing, acting and dance with expert educators. You’ll develop confidence, communication skills and have a lot of fun along the way. You’ll present a professional performance to family and friends and strut your stuff at South Australia’s premiere performing arts venue! Hurry! Places strictly limited.


9 – 20 January Suitable ages 8 – 16 PRICE $450

Program Director Emma Staltari Photo: Kelly Carpenter


Photo: Cath Leo

FOR 2 TO 10 YEAR OLDS EVERY SATURDAY FROM APRIL – AUGUST Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday celebrates a milestone birthday in 2017 – it’s turning 40! This amazing program, which was originally called “An Alternative to Football”, has become a South Australian institution, entertaining and engaging generations of local families through the winter months. Many children have enjoyed their first theatrical experience through Something on Saturday, which incorporates a performance and free craft workshop each week. More than 15,000 children and their families participate in the program each year and Something on Saturday will continue to provide quality shows and workshops aimed at inspiring the hearts and minds of little South Australians – hopefully for the next 40 years! Adelaide grandmother Sue Collins is living proof that Something on Saturday is a pivotal program, captivating the audiences of yesterday, today and, most importantly, tomorrow… The program is released in early March every year. Check our website for full details.

FANFARE Fanfare is an annual competition open to young Australians aged 12-21 years. It invites young people to compose a 30 second Fanfare that call audiences to their seats in venues around Australia. The young composers are mentored by professionals and work with the Australian Youth Orchestra to record their compositions. Listen out for the Fanfares at the Adelaide Festival Centre throughout 2017. For more information go to:


“I brought my own three children along to Something on Saturday many years ago when it was called “An Alternative to Football” and now, 40 years down the track, it’s a great opportunity to bring along my grandson Charlie. This program is a great way to get them interested in the arts, music and craft – Charlie already has a great interest in the arts at four years of age, as do my children who are now in their 30s and 40s. Having a program like Something on Saturday aimed at children is just a wonderful thing. I’m so pleased I could introduce my children to it, as well as Charlie and hopefully the younger grandchildren as well over the next few years. It has truly become a tradition in our family.” Sue Collins (patron)

EXHIBITIONS COME AND ENGAGE WITH OUR YEAR-LONG EXHIBITION PROGRAM Enjoy a unique cultural experience when you visit one of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s many exhibitions. The exhibition program is as diverse as the spaces it occupies. From outdoor sculptural works to new media exhibitions, the program provides the chance to educate, interact and enjoy. Highlights of the program include our annual artist-in-residence program, solo exhibitions by local artists and world-first performance projects by international artists. The program demonstrates excellence and leadership in the arts through the display of its significant permanent collections, a rich and diverse ongoing curated exhibition program and associated public programs throughout the Adelaide Festival Centre in the Artspace Gallery and theatre foyers.

PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION Every show comes to a close but its memory is forever captured and preserved within the Performing Arts Collection. Dame Edna’s iconic glasses, Judith Anderson’s ashes and an astonishing program collection dating back to 1881 – the Performing Arts Collection is home to these and hundreds of unique objects. These objects tell the dramatic on-stage and behind-the-scenes stories of performing arts in South Australia. Established in 1979, the collection is an amazingly rich resource. It holds a stunning array of costumes, set models, designs, posters, ephemera, photographs and programs from theatre, music, music theatre, opera, dance, circus, festivals, theatre décor and design. Items are donated to the collection by the performers, creatives and family members who want a permanent home to preserve and display our illustrious performing arts history.


Researchers to the Collection by appointment only.

John Dowie AM, John Helpmann, 1986, bronze

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists

2O17 Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to be celebrating the 12th OUR MOB program. Over the years, since it began in 2006, we have continuously celebrated the diversity and talent of South Australia’s Aboriginal artists through OUR MOB exhibitions. OUR MOB, a state-wide community program, presents artworks by South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in curated exhibitions held in the Adelaide Festival Centre foyers and Artspace Gallery. The program ensures that significant and varied art works are seen by theatre patrons, visual art lovers and those keen to learn about the stories of South Australia’s talented Indigenous artists. Over the years the OUR MOB project has boosted the careers of numerous Indigenous artists and generated sales to support their art practices and families.

Entries to OUR MOB are open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in South Australia. This includes young or emerging artists, as well as established art makers. Applications open in April 2017 and close in August. All eligible artists are encouraged to “give it a go”. Entry forms are available on the OUR MOB web page. Emerging artists can also apply for the Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob Emerging Artists Prize of $5,000, while artists under 18 are eligible to win the OUR YOUNG MOB prize. The work of South Australian Aboriginal artists are as diverse as the environments in which they live. This is your chance to buy new work for home or office; see fascinating, innovative pieces in one place – a tribute to the Indigenous talent that exists right here in South Australia.

Unrupa Rhonda Dick Ngayuku kami inmaku pakani – My grandmother dancing inma 2016 © Courtesy of Tjala Arts Imuna Kenta Kamula Munu Anangu Kutjara 2015 © Courtesy of Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Cindy Watson Puyu Pulka (Big Smoke) Maralinga 2016 © Courtesy of Oak Valley Women’s Centre


Ten years since its Australian debut, it’s time to fall in love with DUSTY all over again.


Adelaide Festival Centre and The Production Company present

31 December – 22 January


Festival Theatre

The Look. The Legend. The Musical Re-live the magic of the swingin’ sixties with Dusty the Musical! Starring Amy Lehpamer (The Sound of Music), Todd McKenney (The Boy From Oz), Virginia Gay (Winners & Losers) and a stellar cast. Dusty Springfield took the world by storm with hits including I Only Want To Be With You, Wishin’ and Hopin’, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself and Son of a Preacher Man. Director Jason Langley Musical Director Michael Tyack Choreographer Michael Ralph Costume Designer Isaac Lummis

Set Designer Anna Cordingley Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest Sound System Sound

Suitable ages 12+ $99.90 A Res $94.90 A Res Conc $79.90 B Res $74.90 B Res Conc $59.90 C Res $54.90 C Res Conc $94.90 Groups 6+ (A Res) $49.95 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $91.90 A Res Adult $86.90 A Res Conc

NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW + ‘60s PARTY available (see website for package details)


Andrew Kay and Associates and Adelaide Festival Centre present

World Premiere


United Kingdom


6 – 7 January

The hit of ABC Me live on stage!

Her Majesty’s Theatre

The terrific twins, Dr Chris and Dr Xand are coming to Adelaide! Kids will know them from the hit ABC Me television series, Operation Ouch! Explore the fascinating world of biology with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing medical facts. What does it look like inside Dr Xand’s head? Can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month’s worth of farts? TV’s favourite identical twins have the answers, all in the name of medical science.

Suitable ages 5+ $59.90 $49.90 $44.90 $150

A Res B Res B Res Conc Family (2+2) B Res

SUBSCRIPTION $54.90 A Res $49.90 A Res Conc

Dr Xand van Tulleken Dr Chris van Tulleken


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

Adelaide Premiere


United Kingdom


14 – 15 January

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall, the star of one of the most popular children’s shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC series, “Deadly 60 Pole to Pole”. Come on a theatrical journey with Steve as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe. Join Steve on his journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment, live on stage this January.


Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 5+ $59.90 $49.90 $44.90 $150

A Res B Res B Res Conc Family (2+2) B Res

SUBSCRIPTION $54.90 A Res $49.90 A Res Conc

Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra, Zhejiang Song & Dance Theatre Co Ltd

Australian Premiere

Adelaide Festival Centre and China Cultural Centre (Sydney) present



21 January 7.30pm Dunstan Playhouse

CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2017 Float like a butterfly, play like a dream Delightful and delicate, China’s aptly named Butterfly Ladies Band leads you on an epic journey through the sights and sounds of China. Soaring bamboo flute, strings and woodwinds expertly played by selected performers of the Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra. The Butterfly Ladies play with beauty and simplicity. Photo: Zhejiang Song & Dance Theatre Co Ltd


Suitable ages 6+ $49 Premium $39 A Res $34 A Res Conc $34 Groups 6+ $20 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $34 A Res $29 A Res Conc

This presentation with China Cultural Centre (Sydney) will be followed by an exhibition of Chinese contemporary art in the Artspace Gallery throughout February and March.

Adelaide Festival Centre presents


France 18 January 7.30pm


Her Majesty’s Theatre

Joyful Joie de Vivre

Suitable ages 12+

Hot Parisian punk-pop outfit, Nouvelle Vague storm the Bastille with their unique blend of French Noir cool. Kick back to some of the best music from France in the latest So Frenchy So Chic event that has captivated audiences across Australia. Nouvelle Vague are known the world over for their melodic and sensuous sounds. Haunting and unquestionably beautiful, let them transport you to the streets of Paris.


$55 Premium $45 A Res $40 A Res Conc $35 B Res $30 B Res Conc $30 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $40 A Res $35 A Res Conc Photo: Shane Rosario

“…he sounded more like a member of Radiohead than a composer trained at Milan’s Conservatorio Verdi.” Evening Standard

Arts Projects Australia in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents



8 February 8pm


Festival Theatre Suitable ages 12+

“Expect to feel transported and mesmerised”

$96 Premium $86 A Res $76 B Res $60 B Res Conc $66 GreenRoom

Daily Telegraph

Ludovico Einaudi returns to Australia with the release of his highly anticipated album Elements. Breathtaking and extraordinary, Elements is an exceptionally beautiful, moving work brought to life on stage with his band and a striking multimedia & lighting display. Ludovico Einaudi’s hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts in the UK and Europe, and he was BAFTA-nominated for his score of This is England. His genre-defying music has been described as minimalist, alt-classical, ambient and contemporary. Inspired by classical, African music to folk and rock, Ludovico Einaudi is arguably one of the most influential and popular composers in Europe.



Piano Ludovico Einaudi Violin, guitar, keyboards Federico Mecozzi Cello Redi Hasa Live electronics, bass, synth Alberto Fabris Guitar, waterphone, percussion Francesco Arcuri Frame drum, percussion, vibraphone Riccardo Laganà Milo Beneric


Australian Premiere Adelaide Exclusive

by GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Directed by Barrie Kosky

United Kingdom

Massive choruses, a heartbreaking score and a lavish, baroque world

3 – 9 March Festival Theatre Suitable ages 7+

The brilliant and provocative Barrie Kosky returns to Adelaide with his masterpiece, George Frideric Handel’s Saul. Kosky, who directed the now-legendary 1996 Adelaide Festival, has created an operatic work of stunning beauty with rich theatrical imagination and human drama. Massive choruses, a heartbreaking score and a lavish, baroque world bring this mythic tale of a Lear-like mad king and his crumbling family to life. After inspiring euphoric reviews upon its premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2015, Kosky’s virtuosic Saul will play to Adelaide Festival audiences in March 2017 in an Australian exclusive performance series. A Glyndebourne Opera production, originally performed in the Glyndebourne Festival 2015. Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia. With support from Adelaide Festival Centre. Photo: Bill Cooper


$195 A Res Adult $155 A Res Conc SUBSCRIPTION $175 A Res Adult $155 A Res Conc

Conductor Erin Helyard Director Barrie Kosky Designer Katrin Lea Tag Lighting Designer Joachim Klein Choreographer Otto Pichler Revival Director Donna Stirrup Chorus Master/ Associate Conductor Brett Weymark With Christopher Purves, Christopher Lowrey, Adrian Strooper, Mary Bevan, Taryn Fiebig, Kanen Breen and Stuart Jackson With the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the State Opera Chorus

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present a Sydney Symphony Orchestra production

Adelaide Premiere


16 – 17 February

Australia Festival Theatre

NOTHING HAS CHANGED We can be heroes, just for one day

From the producers of A Long Way to The Top artists iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah Conway and Adalita join forces with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Following sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, conductor Nicholas Buc returns to the ASO with hits including Changes, China Girl, Life on Mars, Let’s Dance, Starman and many more. A spectacular tribute to David Bowie in full symphonic sound.


Suitable all ages $124 Premium Adult $114 Premium Conc $55 Premium Child $110 A Res Adult $100 A Res Conc $45 A Res Child $104 B Res Adult $94 B Res Conc $45 B Res Child $85 C Res Adult $75 C Res Conc $45 C Res Child Bowie mural by James Cochran (Jimmy C)

Adelaide Festival Centre presents



A musical triathlon – with bells on

17 – 18 February

Clever and witty, Tubular Bells has never been more raw or vital. This is Oldfield’s music as it should be heard, rocking out live and loud. One album, two men, too many instruments. Two blokes juggle more than twenty instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance. Tubular Bells for Two will enthral you with its mixture of theatricality and musicianship that brings the soundtrack of the ‘70s back to life in an intense reprise of Oldfield’s quirky masterwork. Photo: Shane Rosario


Dunstan Playhouse Suitable ages 12+ $49 A Res $45 A Res Conc $35 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $45 A Res $40 A Res Conc WINNER Best Music Adelaide Fringe 2015


Andrew Kay and Associates and Adelaide Festival Centre present the Kings Head & In Your Face production of


Choose life A pumping rave. A no-holds-barred, action-driven story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the ‘80s. Recapture the passion and the controversy of Irvine Welsh’s famous novel and then globally successful film in this all-new immersive production where the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene. This award-winning 21st anniversary production performed by In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast affirms the power and humour of this piece which left Welsh himself “blown away”. For avid fans this is a must-see and for Trainspotting virgins this is one you won’t forget! “I was shocked and I wrote the f*cking thing!” Irvine Welsh.


Directors Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Playwright Harry Gibson based on the novel by Irvine Welsh Lighting Designer Clancy Flynn

“Horrific, disgusting, highly visceral and probably downright offensive show – but that’s what makes it so damn good…” Views From the Gods

“Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced.” Box Dust

Adelaide Premiere United Kingdom 17 February – 19 March Secret CBD location (see website for announcement) Limited capacity per show Suitable ages 16+ $45 General Admission $39 Conc SUBSCRIPTION $39 General Admission


Photos: Andreas Grieger Original cast photos

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

An Evening with



24 – 25 February Her Majesty’s Theatre

Punk Cabaret Provocative, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist. Known internationally as one half of the acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer combines music, theatre and art with her love of Australia in a hymn to Vegemite – aka “The Black Death”. An irreverent night of acerbic wit and subversive ideas with music from her highly successful crowd-funded album Theatre is Evil.


Suitable ages 18+ $69 Adult $59 Conc $49 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $59 Adult $49 Conc Photo: Kyle Cassidy

Adelaide Festival Centre presents


THE SONGS THAT MADE MEMPHIS The greatest story in rock ‘n’ roll history Imagine Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison all recording their hits in one recording studio. Well that’s what happened at the famous Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee and they weren’t alone! Critically acclaimed production Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis pays tribute to the artists and music from Sun Records in a spectacular cabaret show that has sold out across Australia. A rock ‘n’ roll ride of incredible music and amazing stories about Memphis royalty.


Australia 24 – 25 February Dunstan Playhouse Suitable ages 12+ $49.90 $39.90 $39.90 $34.90

A Res A Res Conc B Res B Res Conc

SUBSCRIPTION $44.90 Adult $34.90 Conc

Written by

David Cosma and Damon Smith


Damon Smith, David Cosma, Adam Coad, Trent McKenzie and Adrian Whyte

International Piano Series and Adelaide Festival Centre present

MORGAN’S INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES 2O17 DENES VARJON World class crescendo Considered as one of the world’s greatest chamber musicians, Denes Varjon brings his prodigious talents to Adelaide. With his immaculate technique, Varjon is frequently invited to work with some of the world’s leading symphony orchestras such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Russian National Orchestra among others. Join Denes Varjon as he makes his debut in our piano series playing a program of Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt and Bartok. Adelaide Premiere Hungary

Suitable ages 14+

22 February 7pm Space Theatre

BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV A rising star Behzod Abduraimov will bring his staggering technique and artistic genius to bear in this recital of Liszt, Bach–Busoni, Schubert and Prokofiev. Abduraimov’s interpretation of the Rachmaninov Second, combines spectacular technique and graceful finesse. This is a pianist who has it all: silky delicacy, mighty thunder-power, rare clarity and the ability to draw a remarkable variety of tonal colours from the instrument. Uzbekistan

Suitable ages 14+

3 July 7pm Space Theatre

ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK Extraordinary virtuosity A dark, intense, and ferociously concentrated performance. Alexander Gavrylyuk is a prodigiously gifted young pianist who delivers a big scale recital with works by Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Balakirev. A staggering technical show of mastery, Gavrylyuk is a tour-de-force performer. With equal skill in machine-gun speed and a delicate touch on the lingering respite passages, Gavrylyuk is a pianist on the global rise. Ukraine 26 October 7pm Space Theatre

Suitable ages 14+


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

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Andrew McKinnon, in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present

24 – 25 March Festival Theatre


Suitable all ages Adult Conc Child Groups 10+

Highland Tribute “Grand enough to curl ye kilt” Dominion Post NZ The international smash hit Scotland the Brave has captivated audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America over the past decade. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is joined on the Festival Theatre stage by over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers. Featuring popular works such as Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, The Gael, Ye Banks and Braes, Auld Lang Syne, Blue Bells of Scotland and many others. Photos: Branco Gaica



$70 – $115 $60 – $99 $35 – $45 $99


Sean O’Boyle


Greg Moore Elder Conservatorium Chorale and Graduate Singers

Celtic Fiddler

Marcus Holden

Pipe Major, City of Adelaide Pipe Band Andrew Fuller

Brink Productions in association with Adelaide Festival Centre and State Theatre Company of South Australia present

World Premiere Australia 31 March – 8 April Space Theatre

LONG TAN By VERITY LAUGHTON In August, 1966 108 Australian soldiers of D Company 6RAR clashed with 2,500 North Vietnamese troops. This is their story. Long Tan is a deeply immersive audio-theatre production that parachutes you into the soldiers’ experience – gunfire, mortar fire, pounding rain – orchestrated with sonic intensity. Adelaide’s acclaimed Brink Productions (When the Rain Stops Falling) creates this theatrical event by award-winning playwright Verity Laughton. Composed from interviews with surviving Australian soldiers, and their families, as well as Vietnamese contributors, Long Tan is a meditation on our common humanity. Cast includes: David Andri, Stuart Fong, Patrick Graham, Antoine Jelk, Patrick Klavins, Nic Krieg, Guy O’Grady, Chris Pitman, Mémé Thorne and Taylor Weise

Director Chris Drummond

Composer/Sound Designer Luke Smiles

Designer Wendy Todd

Lighting Chris Petridis Photo: James Hartley

This project has been assisted 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 Ministry for the Arts Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.


Suitable ages 15+ $55 Adult $49 Conc $45 Preview SUBSCRIPTION $49 Adult $45 Conc $30 GreenRoom $42 Preview



Since it was named a UNESCO City of Music in December, 2015, Adelaide’s reputation as a vibrant musical mecca has continued to grow. This global recognition shines a spotlight on Adelaide’s thriving music scene and provides a platform on which to build further exchange programs and musical collaborations within the worldwide Creative Cities Network of UNESCO. One of those collaborations is UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, held annually on April 30. This is a global celebration that recognizes the incredible artform of jazz – and it has the backing of some big names including legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador. In 2017, Adelaide Festival Centre will play a major role in these worldwide jazz celebrations, with International Jazz Day forming a springboard into a week of jazz events in May. Expect international artists, world premieres, grassroots talent and so much more. Celebrations will also include Generations in Jazz, an incredible event bringing together thousands of young jazz musicians in Mount Gambier each year. Adelaide Festival Centre and jazz legend James Morrison are working in close collaboration to ensure the eyes of the world will be on South Australia throughout April and May as we salute all things jazz.

James Morrison

“We really are turning this into a celebration that I believe the rest of the world will look at and say, ‘now that’s how it’s done’. It’s going to be huge!” JAMES MORRISON

“We all want to live in a jazz world where we all work together, improvise together, are not afraid of taking chances and expressing ourselves.” HERBIE HANCOCK



Big Brother is always watching Don’t miss the chance to see one of the 20th century’s greatest novels be given new life by some of the British theatre’s fastest rising stars. April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and muchlauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. State Theatre Company in association with Adelaide Festival Centre and by arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group present the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse & Almeida Theatre production of

Adelaide Premiere United Kingdom 13 – 27 May Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 15+ Adult from Conc from Under 30 from

$61 $51 $33

SUBSCRIPTION Adult from Conc from

$53 $48

Directors Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Associate Director (Australia)

Corey McMahon Designer Chloe Lamford Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers Sound Designer Tom Gibbons Video Designer Tim Reid Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan


Adelaide Festival Centre and The Music House present



25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You Can you believe it’s 25 years since The Whitlams launched onto the Australian music scene?

6 May 8pm Festival Theatre Suitable ages 12+ $84.90 Premium $79.90 A Res $74.90 A Res Conc $69.90 B Res $39.95 GreenRoom

To celebrate, the band returns to Adelaide and joins forces with the Adelaide Pops Orchestra to perform their classic hits including ‘Blow Up the Pokies’, ‘No Aphrodisiac’, ‘I Make Hamburgers’ and more.

SUBSCRIPTION $74.90 Adult $69.90 Conc

Piano and vocals Tim Freedman Guitar Jak Housden Bass guitar Warwick Hornby Drums Terepai Richmond

Superbly orchestrated with a sophistication of sound rare in a pop gig. Beautifully crafted and textured arrangements, The Whitlams and the full orchestra deliver a show of wit, risk and flair.


Adelaide Festival Centre presents


(*It’s Twice as Good as 3D) By Regional Arts Victoria An award-winning comedy show all about the movies! Australia’s most sought-after kids’ comedians star in an interactive show that will make you LOL (laugh out loud), ROFL (roll on the floor laughing) and even ROFLSHALBOWCO (roll on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out). Are you sick of reinvented fairy tales? The Listies tosses all that aside and instead you can expect haunted backpacks, ninja nans, vomiting puppets and fully automatic toilet paper cannons. The best part? In every performance, through the magic of a helmet powered GoPro, an actual movie is made – which you can star in!

DreamBIG is South Australia’s iconic arts event for schools and families, amongst the biggest, brightest and boldest of its kind in the world.

South Australian Premiere Australia 20 – 21 May Space Theatre Suitable ages 5 – 12 Image: Andrew Wutke

For full program details see:

BIG FAMILY WEEKEND 20 – 21 May 2017

A joyous, fun, BIG event that will span many and varied locations along North Terrace and a few to the side. It’s a trail of art and wonder for children and their families over two days with shows, workshops, activities, exhibitions, performances and more. Program of events released in April 2017.


$25 Adult $20 Child $20 Groups 6+ $80 Family SUBSCRIPTION $20

Adelaide Festival Centre presents a CDP Kids Production

Adelaide Festival Centre presents




Written by Roslyn Oades Produced by The Inhabitors

A play by Maryam Master Based on the book by David Walliams Directed by Jonathan Biggins

An exciting new adventure game set in a magical pop-up forest, played in the dark!

“Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…”

Once upon a time, an enchanted forest was in trouble. The ancient trees that had once bathed in shafts of golden sun had been plunged into darkest shadow. The story begins when a tribe of brave children set forth into the darkness on a daring quest to return the light and save the beautiful forest. Guided by the Storyteller you will undergo a series of fun challenges to complete the quest and bring to life this classic storytelling adventure. The quest is limited to 12 brave people per adventure – book early before it sells out!

It all starts when Chloe, just about the loneliest girl in the world, makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Sure he smells a bit, but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her. So, when Mr Stink needs a place to stay, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Now Chloe’s got to make sure no one finds out her secret, but she’s about to learn that some secrets have a way of leading to disaster. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose… Mr Stink is a touching, twisted, hilarious, and very smelly tale by David Walliams of Little Britain fame… hold on to your nose! Australia 20 – 21 May Dunstan Playhouse

$25 Adult $20 Child $20 Groups 6+ $80 Family

Suitable ages 6 – 12


South Australian Premiere Australia 20 – 21 May Rehearsal Room 1, Adelaide Festival Centre Suitable ages 7 – 11


$25 Adult $20 Child $20 Groups 6+ $80 Family SUBSCRIPTION $20

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents



By Powerhouse Youth Theatre and Force Majeure Directed by Byron Perry

By She Said Theatre “I was always like, like a magnet with my Dad, like everywhere he went I was right next to him… He never got rid of me…”

Urban Dance Meets Parkour Jump First, Ask Later embodies the spirit of Parkour. This powerful work tells the collective stories of six young champions of Parkour – stories of first and secondgeneration Australians overcoming social isolation and stigma through movement. It may be an adrenaline-pumping extreme sport, but at the heart of Parkour is a mindset of creativity. Scrambling, jumping and tumbling through the urban landscape; Parkour sets up a notion that the obstacles you encounter shouldn’t be avoided but rather deliberately engaged with in order to find your path – ‘jump first, ask later’. South Australian Premiere Australia 27 May 1pm Dunstan Playhouse

$25 $20 $20 $80

Between the years 1900-1970, an unknown number of Indigenous Australian children were forcibly removed from their families. Using testimonials from survivors of the Stolen Generations, Noongar man Ian Michael shares the silenced stories of this country in a multi-award-winning performance that is moving and heartfelt, giving a voice to members of our community who have often been silenced. Winner Best Emerging Artist, Adelaide Fringe 2016, and Best Emerging Indigenous Artist, Melbourne Fringe 2015.

Australia 22 May 6.30pm Space Theatre

Adult Child Groups 6+ Family

Suitable ages 12+


Image: Gabi Briggs

Suitable ages 10+


$25 $20 $20 $20 $80

Adult Child GreenRoom Groups 6+ Family


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents



By Arch 8

By Drop Bear Theatre, The Seam and Edwina Cordingley A mesmerising, interactive sensory experience for babies and their carers.

A dynamic interpretation of the classic electronic game that has become part of video game history. Arch 8’s incredible acrobatic quartet explores how we connect with one another through movement, humour and some awesome audience participation. The extreme physicality, energy and enthusiasm of the performers is contagious, delighting audiences as they watch a game of interlocking shapes unfold. Receiving enthusiastic responses everywhere they appear, and winner of ‘Best Show’ at the International Performance Arts for Youth 2015, Tetris is for the kids who see patterns, can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls and those who can imagine further than they can see. South Australian Premiere The Netherlands 27 May 1pm & 3pm Space Theatre

Grown-ups and their littlest ones are immersed in an installation space full of surprise, delight and opportunities for connection through music, touch and performance. Two performers and a cellist create a space that welcomes babies, drawing them in and allowing them to relax and take in the sights and sounds. Parents, caregivers and babies will wonder and wander together in the rhythm of the rain. South Australian Premiere Australia 23 – 27 May 10.30am, 12 noon & 1.30pm daily

$25 Adult $20 Child $20 Groups 6+ $80 Family

Rehearsal Room 1, Adelaide Festival Centre Suitable ages 0 – 12 months – pre-walkers only.


$25 for one baby and up to two adults

Suitable ages 5+

Image: Mardi Thorpe, The Seam


The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt present

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 70 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical. After playing to sell out crowds and rave reviews across Australia, Matilda The Musical is the must see theatre event of 2017.


Adelaide Premiere Australia 19 May – 16 July Festival Theatre Suitable ages 6+

Book Dennis Kelly Music and Lyrics Tim Minchin Prices from $150 Premium $120 A Res $99 B Res $55 C Res (Restricted view)

SUBSCRIBERS If you purchase to four or more Adelaide Festival Centre Season 2017 shows at once, from 24 October, you will have the first access to tickets for Matilda the Musical. Discounted A Reserve tickets are available across selected performances. $85 A Res

“It’s hard to imagine a show capturing the spirit of Roald Dahl’s literary world more perfectly than this one” Observer


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents





Double the delight, double the trouble It’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s big opening night of big stars, big fun and serious variety… times two! Featuring the best of what the opening weekend has to offer, the Variety Gala Performance is packed with glamour, comedy and stunning performances not to be missed. We dare you to defy winter’s clasp and spend a night (or two) in cabaret revolutionary bliss.

After last year’s roaring response, the Family Gala is back again - ensuring that even the littlest cabaret lovers can get in on the fun. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Something on Saturday in true Adelaide Cabaret Festival style. Dress up, strut your stuff on the red carpet and show off your dance moves at this year’s Family Gala! Sample this mixed-bag of goodies hosted by Artistic Directors Ali McGregor (Jazzamatazz) and Eddie Perfect (Play School).

Adelaide Exclusive Australia

$104.90 Premium $84.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $69.90 B Res $64.90 B Res Conc $39.95 GreenRoom

Adelaide Exclusive Australia

$25 Adult $20 Conc $80 Family (2+2)

10 June 2.30pm Her Majesty’s Theatre


SUBSCRIPTION $79.90 A Res $74.90 A Res Conc

Suitable ages 2 – 100

9 – 10 June Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 16+ Photo: Claudio Raschella

A pint-sized Variety Gala!

Photo: Claudio Raschella


A Far and Away production in association with Brink Productions, co-commissioned by Melbourne Festival and Adelaide Festival Centre as part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival presents

ANCIENT RAIN Paul Kelly & Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray

The words of great Irish poets are given new breath in this premiere collaboration between three inimitable artists. Paul Kelly is a master chronicler of love, loss, guilt and redemption. His songs are filled with deeply flawed and hungry humanity, recognisable to us all. Camille O’Sullivan, either in full flight or stillness, is powerful, vulnerable, complex and shape-shifting. With pianist Feargal Murray, Camille and Paul have set poems to original music – some well known and loved by Yeats, Heaney and Kavanagh. Others by Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan and Jessica Traynor emerging in recent years are already becoming classics. Adelaide Premiere Australia 15 – 16 June Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 13+ Photo: Sean and Yvette/Martin Philbey

$79.90 Premium $69.90 A Res $64.90 A Res Conc $59.90 B Res $54.90 B Res Conc $39.90 GreenRoom

SUBSCRIPTION $64.90 Adult $59.90 Conc

Original music Paul Kelly, Feargal Murray and Camille O’Sullivan Director Chris Drummond Musical Director Feargal Murray Designer Gaelle Mellis Lighting Designer Neil Simpson Sound Designer John O’Donnell Performers Paul Kelly and Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray (piano), Dan Kelly (electric guitar) and Sokol Koda (cello)

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents





Indulge the Senses One of the hottest tickets at this year’s Festival will again be the Cabaret Dinner. Now in its third year, this Dinner is a threecourse extravaganza for the senses with Adelaide Cabaret Festival artists dishing up a serve of cabaret matched perfectly to sumptuous food and wine. For one night only, come and celebrate South Australia’s best produce prepared by one of the state’s finest chefs inspired by fine wines and passionate performers. Immerse yourself in a smorgasbord of artistic and culinary delights.

One Last Encore

Adelaide Exclusive Australia

Adelaide Exclusive Australia

You asked for it, and now it’s here to stay – a variety gala to close out the Festival. Join us for the final night spectacular of the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, concluding 16 nights of world–class cabaret and featuring the hottest acts from the closing weekend. Celebrate with our Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect as we sign off for another year with our trademark Cabaret flair.

Suitable ages 18+

24 June 8pm Her Majesty’s Theatre

14 June 6.30pm Banquet Room PRICE $179.90 Performance, food and beverage included

Suitable ages 16+ Photo: Claudio Raschella

Photo: Claudio Raschella


$104.90 Premium $84.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $69.90 B Res $64.90 B Res Conc $39.95 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $79.90 A Res $74.90 A Res Conc

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

HERMAN AND ROSIE An Adelaide Symphony Orchestra production as part of Something on Saturday

Adelaide Exclusive Australia 30 June – 1 July Space Theatre Suitable ages 4 – 9 $15

Happiness is just a song away Herman likes the smell of hot dogs and the sound of his oboe. Rosie likes the buzz of the city as she sings the sounds of jazz. This is a tale about a big city: a summertime subway breeze, singing on the rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth. Herman and Rosie share a special friendship over music and the sounds of the city. Be enchanted as the ASO bring this delightful children’s story to life.



Based on the book Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon Text and illustrations © Gus Gordon 2012 First published by Penguin Viking This production produced by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under licence Score by Mark Simeon Ferguson

Adelaide Festival Centre presents


Australia 15 July 1.30pm and 7pm Space Theatre

Love, loss and sacrifice The great Romantic poet Alfred Lord Tennyson’s epic poem Enoch Arden set to music by German composer Richard Strauss. The poem tells the tragic tale of a shipwrecked seaman who returns home to find his adored wife married to his best friend and ultimately dies of a broken heart. John Bell AO OBE, founder of Bell Shakespeare, and internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi bring their undisputed magic to this tragic yet uplifting story of love and loss.


Suitable ages 12+ $75 Premium $69 A Res $62 A Res Conc $62 Groups 6+ $45 GreenRoom SUBSCRIPTION $62 A Res $55 A Res Conc

Narrator John Bell Piano Simon Tedeschi

World Premiere Australia 27 – 29 July Space Theatre

Adelaide Festival Centre as part of its inSPACE program presents


Suitable ages 12+ $36 $32 $20 $32


A technicolor action-adventure Intensely physical. Highly theatrical. Split Second Heroes is an imaginative return to contemporary dance as story. Sci-fiesque technology, virtuosic dance and some weird and wonderful tales share the stage as one man delivers his not-Ted-talk story of himself. Starring everyone’s favourite anti-heroes – White, Black and Grey – Split Second Heroes is an endearingly eccentric, superbly physical, high-tech take on the age-old quest for self-discovery. Photo: © Chris Herzfeld Camlight Productions


Adult Conc GreenRoom Groups 6+

SUBSCRIPTION $32 Adult $29 Conc

Concept, Direction, Text & Choreography Gabrielle Nankivell Original Score, Sound Design & Interactive Software Luke Smiles/motion laboratories Dramaturgy Will O’Mahony Set & Lighting Benjamin Cisterne Performers Vincent Crowley, Gabrielle Nankivell & Luke Smiles

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

COCKTAIL CONCERTS Intimate music at cocktail hour



Kodály models perfectly the crosspollination of Hungarian folk materials and the formal structures of art music. His populist, folk-based approach provided a model for educational systems worldwide. Written in 1914, the Duo for violin and cello, Opus 7 maintains a perfect balance between the two instruments with Hungarian contours, rhapsodic textures and enigmatic virtuosity. “Our movement rejects all distinctions based on class or social status. Music belongs to all.” Zoltán Kodály

“Music carries me instantly and directly into the state of consciousness that was experienced by the composer. My soul merges with his, and together with him I’m transported from one state of consciousness into another” Leo Tolstoy. Beethoven’s heroic sonata for violin and piano inspired Tolstoy’s dark and disturbing novella linked by the same name: the Kreutzer Sonata. The ninth of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for violin and piano it is the grandest and most impressive of them all. The dedicatee of Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata considered it so impenetrable that he never even played it.

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7 (1914)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’ (1803)

13 July 6.30pm Space Theatre

17 August 6.30pm Space Theatre

Violin Niki Vasilakis Cello Simon Cobcroft

Violin Niki Vasilakis Piano Anna Goldsworthy


Adelaide Festival Centre presents


FRAME OF MIND A double bill


Super charged superlative dance A wildly powerful double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s multi award-winning Frame of Mind and the smash hit Wildebeest by Adelaide’s own Gabrielle Nankivell. Featuring a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (American hit rock band The National) and recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet. Wildebeest examines the power of dance en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy, industrial score by Luke Smiles. A gripping evening of high-octane dance. A strictly limited Adelaide season. FRAME OF MIND Choreography Rafael Bonachela Designer Ralph Myers Costume Design Realisation Aleisa Jelbart Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne Music: Original compositions Bryce Dessner in a recording by the Kronos Quartet Dramaturgical Consultant Samuel Webster


Adelaide Premiere Australia 15 – 19 August Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 8+ $60 Premium $55 A Res $45 A Res Conc $35 Pensioners $17 Student $27.50 GreenRoom $50 Groups 6+ SUBSCRIPTION $55 A Res $45 A Res Conc Photo: Peter Greig

WILDEBEEST Choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell Costume Designer Fiona Holley Sound Designer & Composer Luke Smiles, motion laboratories Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne

Adelaide Festival Centre presents


Australia 8 September Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 9+


$55 A Res $45 A Res Conc $25 GreenRoom/Music students

Brilliant Big Band On their 2017 national tour, the James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra brings an exhilarating program of exciting arrangements of well-known jazz standards as well as a raft of new work by young and established Australian jazz artists. The James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed James Morrison Academy at UniSA based in Mt Gambier, South Australia. With master jazz musician and an allround entertainer James Morrison as director and soloist, this 20-piece big band will blow your mind!


SUBSCRIPTION $45 A Res $40 A Res Conc


Witty and deeply incisive There’s a woman. She’s new here. She makes excellent tea and she’s desperately polite, but behind closed doors she’s just desperate. Her neighbour on one side is crazy, the family on the other are (probably) terrorists, and then there’s the guy downstairs... Rabbits asks: How can we live together? What does it mean to be ‘home’? And what if you took your worst thoughts about the people around you, and said them out loud? Presented by Steel & Brown in association with State Theatre Company and Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the inSPACE Program. Supported by The Misery Children

World Premiere Australia 21 September – 14 October Plant 1, Bowden Suitable ages 15+ $27 $37 $32 $22

Preview Adult Conc Under 30s/GreenRoom

SUBSCRIPTION $35 Adult $30 Adult Conc

Director Daisy Brown Designer Wendy Todd Sound Designer Mario Späte Cast Emily Steel Performance Support Dee Easton and Sam Calleja Photo: James Hartley


Windmill Theatre Co in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present



An hilarious, table-turning tale that will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place. He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. From the acclaimed children’s theatre company that brought us Pinocchio and Grug comes an Australian work for audiences aged five and over. Featuring many of our favourite fairytale characters, this hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.


10 – 21 October Space Theatre Suitable ages 5+ $25 Per person $20 Groups 6+ $80 Family SUSBSCRIPTION $20

Director Rosemary Myers Writer Matthew Whittet Designer Jonathon Oxlade Image: Shane Reid

Sound Designer Harry Covill Lighting Designer Chris Petridis Movement Carol Wellman Kelly

Windmill Theatre Co in association with Adelaide Festival Centre present

World Premiere Australia


23 August – 3 September Space Theatre

A brand new show from the makers of Grug. In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast pancake, who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home? With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town. A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit, and learning to mix it up a little.


Suitable ages under 5 $25 Per person $20 Groups 6+ $80 Family SUSBSCRIPTION $20

Co-Creator/Director Sam Haren Co-Creator/Designer Jonathon Oxlade Co-Creator/Writer Katherine Fyffe Image: Shane Reid/Design: Jonathan Oxlade

Experience the rich colour and culture of OzAsia Festival OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premiere annual international arts festival focusing on Asia. The 2017 festival program will deliver an outstanding array of contemporary theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia. This is more than a Festival – it is an opportunity to step into another world and experience something amazing. Don’t miss the OzAsia action in 2017.


Check for 2017 Festival dates Photos:

Claudio Raschella Trentino Priori


Presented by Insite Arts and Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the inSPACE program

ANGELIQUE by isthisyours?

Follow Angelique behind the mirror and be prepared to expect the unexpected. Angelique is beginning to see the world crack open in front of her very eyes. Her sister is missing, her parents are acting like strangers, and a talking bird haunts her day and night. Adelaide’s own acclaimed theatre company isthisyours? and a stellar creative team invite you to lift the veil on what ordinarily remains unseen in the beloved Her Majesty’s Theatre.

World Premiere Australia 13 – 21 October Her Majesty’s Theatre Suitable ages 14+ $37 Adult $33 Conc $25 GreenRoom $33 Groups 6+ $30 Preview SUBSCRIPTION $33 Adult $29 Conc

Photo: Cynthia Gemus with Sam Barratt

Director Tessa Leong Written by Duncan Graham Performed by Jude Henshall Louisa Mignone Nadia Rossi Ellen Steele

Designer Jonathon Oxlade Graphic Design Sam Barratt Lighting Chris Petridis Composer Alice Keath Sound Design Mick Jackson

This project is supported by Vitalstatistix and their Incubator residency program and assisted by State Theatre Company SA


Adelaide Festival Centre presents


Various venues – check website for public showing times Entry to showings by donation

Program Partner

The Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program is a cutting-edge, grassroots, innovative program that supports some of Australia’s most talented, independent artists. See some of the hottest 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 the Adelaide Festival Centre’s foundation philosophy that the arts belong to everyone.


Superstition and old wives’ tales reflect a time of tradition and rituals, stories to live by, to make sense of the world and make meaning. CREATIVE TEAM Choreographer Jessie McKinlay Dancers Madeline Edwards, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Ruby Dolman, Catherine Wells Dramatrug Craig McArdle


Life from inside the crystal epidemic. An immersive virtual reality experience with real accounts of how lives are destroyed by methamphetamines. CREATIVE TEAM Producer/Director Jamie Harding Writer Finegan Kruckemeyer Designer Becky Dee Sound Designer DJ TR!P Virtual Reality Novus Res Lighting Designer Chris Petridis Performer/ Associate Director John Crouch Performer/ Choreographer Gavin Clarke Performer Carissa Lee


Demons is a dark comedy that is an expressionist take on Albee’s A Delicate Balance and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf set in an apartment on the eve of a funeral. CREATIVE TEAM Director Paulo Castro Written by Lars Noren Cast includes Luke Mullins, Jo Stone, Sophia Simmons Set Design David Lampard Lighting Design Daniel Barber Independent Producer Insite Arts


A Theatre Republic production Nil by Mouth begins the moment the Lindt Café siege in Martin Place, Sydney, ends. What happens when the state steps in to control the message and begins to manage a public trauma? Whose story do we choose to tell? What happens to the truth? CREATIVE TEAM Playwright Duncan Graham Director Corey McMahon Featuring Matt Crook, Jo Stone, Rory Walker


Is history linear or cyclical? Can we learn from the past and change our futures, or do we forever repeat ourselves? A subtle and abstract exploration of the complexity of time. CREATIVE TEAM Choreographer Erin Fowler Lighting Design Christopher Petridis Performed by Australian Dance Theatre



Girls snuggle into sleeping bags, picking lollies out of their teeth and suppressing giggles. Excited whispers travel across the room... Sometimes I... is a performance exclusively for girls aged 9-11 which explores the chaos, heartache, confusion and joys of being a pubescent girl. CREATIVE TEAM Creators/Performers Ashton Malcolm and Josephine Were Creator/Designer Meg Wilson Creative Producer Jennifer Greer Holmes Provocateur Roz Hervey


The heart is often referred to as the symbolic centre of thoughts and emotions. It represents the place of connection, wholeness, intuition and trust. The question is ‘Why the heart’? CREATIVE TEAM Director/Choreographer Katrina Lazaroff Performers/ Artistic Collaborators Stephen Noonan, Veronica Shum, Robert Griffin & Katrina Lazaroff Sound Designer Sascha Budimski Dramaturg Dave Brown

One Point 618 Dance Theatre


An investigation of how people experience and value music in an age of 24-hour connectedness and distraction. A new work for piano and audience-played smartphone choir that questions how humanity’s increasing reliance on connected technology has affected the nature of listening and performing, our distraction and attention. CREATIVE TEAM Composer Hilary Kleinig Pianist Erik Griswold

Adelaide Festival Centre presents


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

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! Photo: Kelly Carpenter


$54 Premium $48 A Res $44 A Res Conc $30 Child under 18 $24 GreenRoom $44 Groups 6+ $141 Family 2+2 $24 Family (add child) SUBSCRIPTION $44 A Res $40 A Res Conc

ADELAIDE’S WORLD OF CULTURES The 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, including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, India and many more. Through collaborations with organisations such as the Australian Migrant Resource Centre

and others, the AFC ensures all South Australians from all cultural backgrounds have a voice and are able to create, perform and share their rich cultural history in the State’s most prestigious arts centre. Breaking down barriers between people, embracing all communities and celebrating cultural exchange and diversity is at the heart of the AFC’s multicultural agenda.

Australian Migrant Resource Centre and Adelaide Festival Centre present


IN THEIR OWN VOICES Stories from the Middle East through writings of the 13th century poet Rumi Through music, dance, poetry and storytelling we trace the story of Australia’s Middle Eastern new arrival communities – their experience of journey and arrival, bringing with them a culture steeped in history and richness of human experience. Australian Premiere

Middle Eastern Communities Council of SA and Australian Migrant Resource Centre

25 March 7pm Her Majesty’s Theatre

$25 Adult $20 Concession $18 Groups 6+

Suitable all ages

The SA Council for the Greek Cultural Month and Adelaide Festival Centre presents


An eclectic selection of Greek songs Festival Hellenika 2017 will embrace you with the warmth and excitement of the sounds of Greece and it’s people through an eclectic selection of Hellenic songs performed with passion by an ensemble of fine musicians. Australian Premiere Australia/Greece

Presented by the South Australian Council of the Greek Cultural Month Incorporated and Adelaide Festival Centre as part of Festival Hellenika® 2017

1 April 8pm Dunstan Playhouse

Suitable all ages Tickets from $45

Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts and Adelaide Festival Centre present

AMAZING INDIA This will be a multi-media production that depicts the rich and vast Indian arts and culture through dance and music. There will be classical, folk dances and music presented along with Bollywood Musicals. Australian Premiere Adelaide Exclusive Australia/India

Conceived and Directed by Ramesh Menon, Artistic Director, Kalalaya Choreography by Priya Ramesh

29 July 6.30pm Dunstan Playhouse

Suitable all ages Tickets from $33.30


Adelaide Festival Centre presents


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centrED program for all South Australian schools 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 life-long learning opportunities at Adelaide Festival Centre. Engage, explore and experience innovative workshops, creative learning and unique professional development. Full program will be available online in early 2017. Enquiries 08 8216 8861

Providing access to our community Adelaide Festival Centre’s Overture program commenced in 1989 and continues to provide people who may otherwise be unable to attend, with performances presented by Adelaide Festival Centre. To qualify for the program participants must be members of a registered not for profit organisation with an objective for the achievement of social justice for a disadvantaged group within society. The sectors of the community that benefit from the program will include minority ethnic groups (including refugees), lowincome earners, people with physical or intellectual disabilities and socially marginalised groups. Download the application form on our website.

SOMETHING ON SATURDAY For 2 to 10 year olds every Saturday The Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday program 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. Check website for full program details. 23 April – 27 August

MORNING MELODIES Nothing lifts the spirits like a great performance. Music, theatre, dance or cabaret. This program has it all, at a time and price to suit everyone. Morning Melodies is your chance to experience a superb selection of daytime entertainment at affordable prices in the comfort of Adelaide Festival Centre venues and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Photo: Cath Leo


Adelaide Festival Centre’s


“Being a GreenRoom Advocate is a gift that just keeps on giving. I have found it truly invaluable in developing my skills and industry network all while having the best fun with the greatest people!” Jana Drummond, GreenRoom Advocate 2016

Background images: UniSA students – Daniel Rylance, Gemma Wallis, Jake Wyatt, Jasmine Phan, Kevin Yen, Laura Marcus, Liyan Zhang, Sam Hills, Suet (Sally) Wing Wong and Louis Bullock

GreenRoom will turn double digits in 2017, celebrating 10 years of enriching the lives of young people with vibrant arts experiences. GreenRooom is exclusively for 18-30 year olds and the idea is to encourage and inspire the next generation of arts lovers, giving them access to great deals and offers. GreenRoom also opens up opportunities for young arts professionals, giving their careers a kick start in the arts industry. There has never been a better time to join GreenRoom and celebrate this 10-year milestone! On offer are $10 memberships (save up to $20) all year long. Members can exclusively access heavily discounted tickets to select shows. Members can access free workshops with artists, giving them priceless experiences with some of the world’s most acclaimed artistic minds. There are also giveaways and other backstage opportunities all year long.

Join GreenRoom between 1 January and 10 December 2017, and follow GreenRoom’s Facebook or Instagram, and you could WIN THE ULTIMATE ARTS WEEKEND GETAWAY IN MELBOURNE FOR 2 PEOPLE! T&Cs apply. GREENROOM ADVOCACY PROGRAM is a successful professional development program that gives young members the opportunity to develop hands-on arts industry experience. Advocates get to coordinate their very own arts project during one of Adelaide Festival Centre’s major festivals and are mentored and encouraged across a variety of areas. This is not just work experience – this is real work in the field and helps form an important building block in the CV of young, aspiring arts professionals.


The Adelaide Festival Centre catering team has the experience, talent and creative flair to deliver memorable events in the ultimate setting.

We offer unique function facilities with picturesque views of Elder Park and the River Torrens that complement all occasions. To ensure the perfect setting for your next event allow us to walk you through our spaces and tailor all aspects of the function to exceed your guests’ expectations. Our focus is presenting quality South Australian food and wine matched with skilled service to deliver a memorable event. Whether it is an awards night, wedding, cocktail party or conference, we have the facilities and expertise to present quality functions for up to 700 people. To discover more about our venues, catering and functions, contact our sales team on: Phone 08 8216 8633 or email Photos: Claudio Raschella


WINE AND DINE IN OUR VENUES A visit to Adelaide Festival Centre isn’t just about seeing an amazing show – it’s about a great time out, a food and wine experience with friends and family. Adelaide Festival Centre’s in-house team delivers a range of dining options for your next experience. The AFC not only offers a diverse range of dining experiences for those intimate dinners, it is also a venue for hire for those special occasions, such as weddings. Our unique dining venues and creative flair will ensure your expectations are exceeded and your special night remembered for all the right reasons. PRE-SHOW DINNERS A favourite amongst regular patrons, the pre-show dinners are located a short walk away from your venue. Choose from a select menu of the finest produce accompanied by a glass of premium South Australian wine or Coopers beer. Pre-show dinners are the perfect way to sit back and take in the pretheatre atmosphere. Open for evening performances in the Festival Theatre. Pre book at BASS 131 246 or add it to your booking.

FOYER BARS Open 60 minutes prior to each performance and during intervals for drinks and light platters in the Festival Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Wining and dining has never been so convenient! FOYER CAFÉ Casual meals and light refreshments. Located in the Festival Theatre Foyer, the Foyer Café offers convenient, fresh, ‘grab and go’ or casual meals, coffee and light refreshments.

THE BISTRO The Bistro offers a delicious à la carte menu, pre and post theatre drinks and is conveniently located downstairs at the Dunstan Playhouse. Relax with great views over the River Torrens. Open for dinner prior to evening performances in the Festival Theatre, Space Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse. Also available for corporate and private functions at other times. For reservations phone 08 8216 8744.

CORPORATE ENTERTAINING Here’s how to mix business with pleasure. Impress your clients with a show-stopping night at the theatre, with a diverse selection of performances on offer. We can tailor an experience that suits your needs. Corporate boxes available for Festival Theatre performances. Phone 08 8216 8919 or email corporate.entertainment@ INTERVAL DRINKS Beat the interval rush! Pre-order your interval drinks when making your booking. Drinks will be available from the Festival Theatre Coopers Bar. Only available for Festival Theatre performances with an interval. FUNCTIONS Indulge your senses. Phone 08 8216 8633 or email



$20,000+ Robert Gerard AO Peter & Pamela McKee

$5,000+ Barry Fitzpatrick AM Gillian McBride Pauline Menz Eman Serhan Leroy Sims Dr Joe Verco Pamela Wall OAM and Ian Wall OAM Pamela Yule

$2,000+ Michael Abbott AO QC Leigh Emmett Marjorie Fitz-Gerald OAM Peter Griffiths Lady Hardy OAM Jim Hazel Margaret Hilliard Bin Irwin Peter Kay Julia Mackintosh Paul Nash Andrew Sutherland AM and Sibby Sutherland Anthony and Sylvia Toop Sally Zou

$1,000+ Albert Bensimon Angelique and Michael Boileau The Hon Catherine Branson QC Robyn Brown Joanna and Richard Collins John Crosby OAM

Kathy Crosby Charles Figallo Rosemary Hill-Ling Elizabeth Ho OAM Oren Klemich Selwyn Lipscombe Anna Muller Pam O'Donnell James Porter Don Sarah Norman Schueler OAM Antony and MaryLou Simpson Joanne Staugas Peter Stobie Andrew Van Essen and Julie Moralee Barbara Wall Robert Warner Irena Zhang


Trusts & Foundations Coopers Foundation High Noon Trust James & Diana Ramsay Foundation The Advertiser Foundation Thyne Reid Foundation

Radio Partner

Thank you to our CORPORATE MEMBERS Thank you to our PROGRAM PARTNERS Something on Saturday Morning Melodies


HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE In October 2014 we launched a successful major Foundation Appeal to raise funds to purchase 62 Grote Street, next door to Her Majesty’s Theatre. This purchase enables us to increase the seating capacity of this iconic theatre from 950 to 1450. In July 2016 we received the exciting news that the State Government were injecting $35.2 million to this redevelopment project. Our Foundation needs to raise $3 million in 3 years to complete the project. Please support the largest capital campaign ever managed by our Foundation – get behind this worthwhile project and donate online via our website: Support Us/Her Majesty’s Theatre Renewal Project or phone us on: (08) 8216 8826. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Byron and Kally Egan CG Family Law Ian Wall OAM and Pamela Wall OAM Macks Advisory Mott MacDonald Mykra Pty Ltd Sarah Constructions Pty Ltd Stephen Millar AM and Kay Millar Veolia Environmental Services VIP Home Services


Supporting Adelaide Festival Centre programs

The Adelaide Festival Centre’s Foundation is committed to inspiring and stimulating young people by providing disadvantaged school students with the opportunity to attend live theatre performances for the first time in their lives. The Foundation also subsidises tickets purchased by disadvantaged schools through Equity Tix for Adelaide Festival Centre shows. Programs such as Something on Saturday’s Foundation Corner for 2-10 year olds and the GreenRoom youth membership for 18-30 year olds are funded by our Foundation. The first three (3) cash prizes for the Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Classical Guitar Competition are also provided by the Foundation to attract and support young aspiring guitarists from all over the world to travel to Adelaide for this internationally acclaimed competition. The Foundation also offers career development opportunities through the Steel Ryan and Bob Hawke Fellowship programs. There are many ways to support the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation including online donations via our website under Support Us/Giving. Please call 08 8216 8919 for more details.

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY NOTHING IMPRESSES LIKE CORPORATE HOSPITALITY If you are interested in premium seating, priority booking or corporate boxes, an Adelaide Festival Centre Corporate Box Membership is a great way to entertain your guests. A membership of four, eight or 12 boxes over a 12 month period is available. Boxes of six or 11 people can be booked for various shows throughout the year, including delicious pre-show food and beverage packages. See the Adelaide Festival Centre website for more details of Corporate Box Membership and pre or post-show functions. Phone 08 8216 8919 or email



Add your pre-show dinner and interval drinks when booking.

DECEMBER 2016 A Very Kransky Christmas Porter & Piaf Christmas Proms Dusty the Musical


JANUARY 2017 Operation Ouch On Stage Summer School Deadly 60 – Pole to Pole Nouvelle Vague –

6 – 7 Jan 9 – 20 Jan 14 – 15 Jan 18 Jan

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Herman and Rosie

Behzod Abduraimov

21 Jan

Young Barbarians 8 Feb 16 – 17 Feb

Enoch Arden Split Second Heroes Amazing India 2017

15 Feb – 31 Mar 17 – 18 Feb 17 Feb – 19 Mar 22 Feb

AUGUST Kreutzer and Tolstoy Frame of Mind Beep

24 – 25 Feb 24 – 25 Feb

James Morrison Jazz Academy Orchestra Rabbits OzAsia Festival

3 – 9 Mar 24 – 25 Mar 25 Mar 31 Mar – 8 Apr

15 – 19 Aug 23 Aug – 3 Sep

8 Sep 21 Sep – 14 Oct See website

OCTOBER Angelique Big Bad Wolf Alexander Gavrylyuk

APRIL Festival Hellenika 2017 International Jazz Day

17 Aug


MARCH Saul Scotland the Brave RUMI In Their Own Voices Long Tan

15 Jul 27 – 29 Jul 29 Jul

Cocktail Concerts

International Piano Series

Amanda Palmer Sun Rising

13 Jul

Cocktail Concerts

Nothing has changed

China Culture Centre Sydney Exhibition Tubular Bells for Two Trainspotting Denes Varjon

3 Jul

International Piano Series

FEBRUARY Ludovico Einaudi David Bowie:

9 – 24 Jun 30 Jun – 1 Jul


So Frenchy So Chic

Butterfly Ladies Band

Experience one of our gallery spaces or curated exhibitions in our foyers throughout the year. See pages 8 and 9 for details

8 – 10 Dec 10 Dec 15 – 17 Dec 31 Dec 2016 – 22 Jan 2017

1 Apr 30 Apr

13 – 21 Oct 10 – 21 Oct 26 Oct

International Piano Series

See website

Our Mob MAY The Whitlams


6 May

25th Anniversary Tour

1984 dreamBIG Children’s Festival Matilda the Musical

Christmas Proms

14 – 16 Dec

13 – 27 May 18 – 27 May


19 May – 16 Jul




LOYALTY REWARDS We value all our patrons and appreciate your loyalty to Adelaide Festival Centre. We believe in rewarding loyalty and regular attendance at our events that enrich your lives.

SUBSCRIBE If you are able to commit to buying tickets to 4 or more shows in Adelaide Festival Centre’s Season 17 (including our Festival and Something on Saturday offerings), in A Reserve seats (where applicable), purchasing them at the same time and in the one transaction you will become an AFC Subscriber. Benefits of being an Adelaide Festival Centre Subscriber include: • Once you have qualified as a Subscriber for Season 2017, you can purchase further tickets to shows presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, including shows in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival and Something on Saturday programs, as well as new shows we may present during the year at the Subscriber discount price.

BECOME AN ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FRIEND If you are a regular patron of the Adelaide Festival Centre but prefer not to purchase a subscription, we would still like to recognise your loyalty and so, once you have purchased tickets to the value of $600 for shows during Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2017 Season, you will automatically become an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend. BENEFITS of becoming an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend: • Once you have qualified as an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend, you will receive an email from us (please ensure we have your email address) welcoming you as a Friend and offering you a 2 for 1 dinner at Adelaide Festival Centre.

• You will be among the first to hear about special offers to events and activities via email.

• You will be among the first to hear about special offers to events and activities via email.

• An invitation for you and a guest at a VIP event in 2017. We will need your email address to send you your invitation.

• An invitation for you and a guest at a VIP event in 2017. We will need your email address to send you your invitation.


BUY FOR A GROUP We offer special group discounts across our season so get a group of friends, family or work colleagues together and SAVE!

TRANSACTION FEES APPLY A one off, nonrefundable, service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

RAA MEMBERS RAA Members are eligible for discounts on selected performances. For more information please visit adelaidefestival centre

ACCESS, TRANSPORT & TICKETING ACCESS SERVICES When booking your tickets, please inform the BASS operator if you have any specific access requirements. For all other disability access enquiries please contact Patron Services at access@ or phone +61 8 8216 8600.

TRANSPORT CAR & DRIVER SERVICES Smart Car Australia 1300 130 020 Citicar 08 8440 0777 Uber TAXI COMPANIES Suburban 131 008 Adelaide Independent 132 211 Yellow Cabs 132 227 Access Cabs 1300 360 940 TRAMS/BUSES/TRAINS Adelaide Metro 1300 311 108 or 133 677 (hearing impaired) Lines are open 7am to 8pm daily.

REDEVELOPMENT & CAR PARK NEWS The redevelopment of the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a once in a generation opportunity for South Australia. Throughout the redevelopment, access points to Adelaide Festival Centre may change, depending on the construction timetable. The latest information will be available on our website and signage will be provided on site to guide you. adelaidefestivalcentre. redevelopment-project/ Due to the redevelopment the Adelaide Festival Centre car park is scheduled to close 31 December 2016. Adelaide Festival Centre has partnered with Wilson Parking to offer patrons discounted rates at Wilson Adelaide Central car park at 255 North Tce. Full details au/parking

CONDITIONS OF TICKET PURCHASE Lost or stolen tickets In most instances reserved seat tickets may be replaced however, general admission tickets cannot be replaced. Please call BASS on 131 246 for assistance. Concessions Pensioners, seniors, unemployed 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 transaction fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions. For further information regarding our fees, visit our website: adelaidefestival tickets-info/ general-ticketinginformation/

Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets Government policy requirements. DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and other information contained herein are correct at time of publication.

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THE LISTIES 6D* (*It’s Twice as Good as 3D)





This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts




Michael Abbott AO QC Chair Jim Hazel Deputy Chair Carolyn Mitchell Susan Clearihan Phil Hoffmann AM Kate Thiele Jo Chapley

CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM Chief Operating Officer Carlo D’Ortenzio Director of Programming & Development Liz Hawkins Director of Venue Operations Michael McCabe Director of Marketing & Communications Mary-Anne O’Leary Director of Ticketing & Venue Sales Greg Adams Manager Finance Christine Dunthorne Executive Producer – Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Commercial Ventures John Glenn Manager Development Robyn Brown Manager Food & Beverage Peter Morelli Manager Public Affairs Dominic Stefanson Manager Business Support Andrew Wroniak Manager Human Resources Claire George Cabaret Festival Co-Artistic Directors 2017 Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect OzAsia Festival Artistic Director 2017 Joseph Mitchell DreamBIG Children’s Festival Artistic Director 2017 Susannah Sweeney

FOUNDATION BOARD Albert Bensimon Joanna Collins Angela Condous AM Legh Davis Helen Fidock Marjorie Fitz-Gerald OAM Phil Harris Paul Kitching The Hon John Sulan QC Marion Tropeano Dr Joe Verco Francis Wong OAM

Adelaide Festival Centre is the heart of the arts in South Australia Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue, hosting more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain audiences. We welcome audiences of all ages, across lifestyles and cultures.

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