Productions


  • My Life - The Songs & Stories of BILLY JOEL

    Produced by: KTC Entertainment ,
    Available from 30/03/2019 until 01/01/2022

    More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning nearly 50 years. The singer/songwriter not only has fascinating stories behind his music, but also compelling stories behind the man himself.

    Featuring live performances of his greatest songs, along with audio visual footage and narration.

  • KING

    Produced by: Shaun Parker & Company ,
    Available from 22/04/2019 until 10/12/2021

    KING is a new music-dance collaboration between award winning director and choreographer Shaun Parker and internationally renowned Bulgarian-born songwriter and vocalist Ivo Dimchev that throws masculinity into the spotlight.

    Set in a theatrical world that is part cocktail lounge, part jungle, KING interrogates the notion of male power, control and group dynamics amongst men.

    Over 70 minutes the gestures and fault lines of macho behaviour are played out, scored with humour and tenderness by Dimchev’s live song cycle. From laddish pranks to violent annihilation, from bravado and bullying to attempts at loving kindness, we see the extremes of what a so-called “man’s world” has been, and are invited to consider its all too often brutal consequences.

    The cocktail of Shaun Parker’s powerhouse choreography and Dimchev’s evocative compositions has left audiences mesmerised.

    KING underwent a number of creative developments prior to its World Premiere Season at the Seymour Centre for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.   It then toured to the Middle East and Europe in April 2019.

    Shaun Parker & Company is currently seeking presenters in Australia and internationally for KING touring in 2020 and 2021.

     

    Why would KING appeal to your audiences?

    KING is an outstanding example of Shaun Parker’s choreography – an accessible blend of high quality dance, cabaret, extreme physicality and witty humour.

    It features nine Australian dancers and vocals by Bulgarian cabaret star Ivo Dimchev. There’s highly synchronised runs, throws and flips, hand gestures (tutting), street dance and acrobatics.

    The dancers perform in suits and the lush green jungle scene is embellished by a suspended chandelier.  

    KING evolved from Parker’s research into the XY chromosome. It explores male behaviour and its affect on others within our society at a time when we are reflecting on male behaviour and toxic masculinity

     

  • Blue Love

    Produced by: Shaun Parker & Company ,
    Available from 19/01/2018 until 30/06/2021

    I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me…

    Artistic Director Shaun Parker takes to the stage to perform the role of Glenn Flune, alongside the hysterical and dynamic Jo Stone as Rhonda Flune.

    A delightful infusion of intense physical theatre, comedy and dance, BLUE LOVE offers a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda draw on popular works of art across theatre, music and film, parodying the lip-service given to love and its incarnations. BLUE LOVE is quirky, character-based theatre complete with a fat dose of funny!

    “So much fun it can’t possibly be good for you!” Sydney Morning Herald

    Did you miss out on BLUE LOVE when it toured nationally in 2017?  We're currently seeking interest from Australian presenters for our BLUE LOVE tour from July 2019 and into the future.

  • Swansong

    Produced by: Theatre Works ,
    Available from 15/07/2019 until 30/11/2020

    Swansong


    ONE MAN’S LIFE OF GRIT, TERROR AND HEARTACHE

    Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. Violent, tragic and hauntingly tender, Swansong is the story of a lost soul from one of the masters of Irish drama.

    SWANSONG ★★★★
    By Cameron Woodhead - The Age

    “De Vanny contrasts alarming aggression and piteous vulnerability to unnerving dramatic effect. It’s a protean incarnation of a damaged character, the sort of vehicle that wins Oscars”

    “such an intense, dynamic and technically assured performance it thoroughly deserves the standing ovations it receives.”

     

  • Wacky Magic and Mad Science

    Produced by: Pierre Ulric Mysteries ,
    Available from 11/07/2018 until 30/01/2021

    What new and strange discoveries has this mad scientist made as he tries to find a way back to his dimension? All will be revealed in this amazing and dynamic show that is part magic & illusion, part science, all fun learning!

    Award-winning mystery performer Pierre Ulric deliver antics that will appeal to imaginative and inquisitive minds of all ages.

    An exciting production that will appeal to school groups, families and inquisitive minds of all ages.

    The show is aligned with the Australian Educational Curriculum with a focus on delivering STEMS outcomes.

  • Confessions Of A Magician

    Produced by: Pierre Ulric Mysteries ,
    Available from 11/07/2018 until 31/01/2021

    Magicians have always been hiding in the shadows… It’s time for this one to confess. Why is he doing it, and what is there to tell?

    Can you keep a secret? Get ready to have your mind blown…metaphorically speaking of course!

    International mystery performer Pierre Ulric shares his deepest and most absurd revelations in a candid and thought-provoking account.

    He opens up about what it means to be a professional magician in this modern day era, what he loves about it, what he hates about it and even how some of it works. Can you keep a secret?

    Gobsmacking magic, audience participation, psychological ploys, music, laughter, and amazement are all part of the show. Some novel and original effects never before witnessed live will be showcased, while spectators learn more about the strange, and at times hilarious, world of magic and illusion.

  • RED

    Produced by: Liz Lea and Co ,
    Available from 24/08/2018 until 18/12/2020

    RED is fearless, RED is fierce, RED is powerful – a one-woman dance theatre work with a hint of fun and fabulousness. You will laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t forget.

    A poignant, riotous, glamorous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman’s story – an exquisite exploration of female endurance. 

    Described as unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, RED is a soul baring retelling of one woman’s journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future.

     

     

     

     

  • BABA YAGA

    Produced by: Windmill Theatre Co ,
    Available from 01/04/2019 until 31/01/2022

    Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open.

    Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner?

  • the perception experiment

    Produced by: ArtbackNTProducing ,
    Available from 15/02/2020 until 31/03/2020

    A trickle of salt becomes a torrent, becomes a cloud, becomes a pattern; capturing breath and heartbeat before slipping away.

    In their first work made in Central Australia, choreographers Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek invite you to explore time and space in this offering of live dance performance, sound and sculptural installation. Through provocative sensorial immersion, the perception experiment strives to examine our experience of the physical world, blur its edges and offer an alternative view of how we might navigate through it.

    “This beautifully created and incredibly well realised work achieved near-capacity across each of its performances and whether it was the general public or school matinee show it left each audience engaged and desiring more” – Dr. Mark Crees, Araluen Cultural Precinct

    With a confirmed national tour thanks to a successful application with Playing Australia, we are excited for 2020. If you are interested in being included on this national tour, please contact us and we will see how your venue might be part of it.

  • Nightsongs

    Produced by: Natasha Moszenin ,
    Available from 04/12/2018 until 04/12/2021

    Experience Nightsongs : a collection of beautifully evocative and lyrical jazz-based songs that explore the stories created by the mind when we’re alone ... at night ... in the dark ... without distractions.

    Nightsongs is a jazz cabaret /  song cycle about the dark, with songs interspersed by short stream-of-consciousness poems, that  will take its audience through a journey deep into the night.

     

    What do you think about, when you are alone, in the dark ?

  • A Journey in Song of a Ten Pound Pom

    Produced by: Clayton Sinclair ,
    Available from 04/07/2019 until 04/07/2022

    Maestro, Clayton Sinclair and his incredible vocal versatility, will take you on an enthralling and highly entertaining adventure from the East End of London to the land down under just in time to miss Barry McKenzie going the other way for his culture shock.

    Though there be mozzies and flies and no good pork pies, there's happiness under those great southern skies.
    We then head to New York for a bit of a peep at what can go wrong in the city that don't sleep.

    Expect to be interrupted along the way by :-
    Max Bygraves, Des O'Connor, Peter Allen, Cab Calloway, Jim Nabors,
    Mario Lanza, Tiny Tim, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, to name just a few.

    Following the sellout season of his hit musical "The Singing French Detective"
    Clayton Sinclair weaves his spell yet again with another stunning performance packed with wonderful storytelling, incredible singing and lots of laughs. See YouTube Clip

  • A Night in Paris

    Produced by: Louise Blackwell and the French Set ,
    Available from 01/05/2018 until 31/12/2021

     

    Adelaide singer and performer Louise Blackwell lived in France for many years. She submerged herself in French culture and the Parisian way of life and sang in the Paris jazz scene with many great jazz artists. With her show A NIGHT IN PARIS, she has brought her inspiration and the Parisian ambience back home, gathering some of Adelaide’s finest jazz musicians to take you out on a rollicking night in Paris.

    Accompanied by Mark Ferguson on keys, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Joshua Baldwin on drums, A NIGHT IN PARIS celebrates the great French chanson tradition.

    Louise Blackwell and the French Set perform a wonderful selection of songs by some of France’s many artists including Charles Trenet, Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Juliette Gréco, Boris Vian, Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Barbara and more! Louise depicts the world and context of the songs and recounts wonderful stories about the artists who once performed them, allowing the audience to engage with the songs as they are performed. It is an infectious and entertaining French variety hour with a genuine Parisian ambience!

    The French Set won a Weekly Fringe Music Award in 2018, and for their 2019 Adelaide Fringe season, they launched their new Cd A NIGHT IN PARIS and sold over 900 tickets, adding an extra show due to popular demand.

    You can find the CD easily by writing Louise Blackwell A NIGHT IN PARIS in the search window....it appears on Spotify, you tube and other digital platforms.

    GLAM ADELAIDE *****

    Reviewed at Nexus Arts on 20  February 20109 by Tracey Korsten 

    Louise Blackwell is one of Adelaide’s treasures. Each of the musicians is a treat to listen to in themselves; but put them together, and magic happens.

    The playing is as tight as the traffic on Place de la Concorde at rush-hour, and most of the arrangements have a punchiness to them that freshens, whilst remaining true to the original sentiment. The energy is unrelenting.

    Blackwell is in top, vocal form, her strong stage presence pulling the whole evening together.

    This is one of the gems of this year’s program: don’t miss it!

     

     

    The band made some video clips filmed by Red Fox Films and these can be viewed here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNPd-fx-BcA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXnu3a4_aV8 

     

     

     

     

  • GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH

    Produced by: Back to Back Theatre ,
    Available from 01/11/2018 until 31/12/2020

    GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH is poignant, beautiful, disarming, full of vulnerability and sly transparency.

    The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As this intrepid hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation.

    Cleverly interwoven in the play’s design is the story of a young man inspired to create a play about Ganesh, god of overcoming obstacles. He is an everyman who must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life, and defend his play and his collaborators against an overbearing colleague.

    The show is made before our very eyes and takes on its own life. It invites us to examine who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard. It explores our complicity in creating and dismantling the world, human possibility and hope.

  • small metal objects

    Produced by: Back to Back Theatre ,
    Available from 18/04/2019 until 31/12/2021

    An ingenious theatrical gem, small metal objects unfolds amid the pedestrian traffic against the backdrop of the city. On a raised seating bank with individual sets of headphones, the audience is wired in to an intensely personal drama being played out somewhere in the crowd.

    Gary and Steve are the kind of men who normally escape notice. But here they play an inadvertent but pivotal role in the night of two ambitious executives they’ve arranged to meet for a transaction. As the intimacy of their situation develops, small metal objects becomes a sly and luminous depiction of everyday issues most take for granted.

    Back to Back Theatre is driven by an ensemble of performers considered to have intellectual disabilities. Here, the company explores how respect is withheld from outsiders – the disabled or unemployed – who society deems ‘unproductive’. Set against the shifting backdrop of the city, the notion that everything has its price couldn’t be called into starker relief.

  • LADY EATS APPLE

    Produced by: Back to Back Theatre ,
    Available from 19/02/2018 until 19/02/2020

    Proving we are mortal, vulnerable and no more significant or enduring than any other animal or vegetable.

    Back to Back’s new large-scale theatrical work, Lady Eats Apple, examines the awesomeness of our existence and the simultaneous tragedy of our death. Travelling between time and place, fact and fiction, symbols and bodies, its concern is not the beginning and the end but the anxiety that sits in between.

    Staged in a large proscenium theatre, the audience sits on stage, facing the auditorium. A thin single cell inflatable surrounds, pressing against architectural features. The audience and actors are repositioned in another world, rupturing expectation of the conventional theatre experience.

    Set within the lush landscapes of the Garden of Eden, the void of nothingness and the frenetic urban jungle, Lady Eats Apple explores human nature and our search for immortality.

     
  • Matt Tarrant: UNSOLVED

    Produced by: MindBlown Productions ,
    Available from 27/03/2018 until 31/12/2020

    AWARD WINNING and SOLD OUT in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012; Matt Tarrant returns with the follow up to the smash hit "Honestly Dishonest" with his brand new show UNSOLVED.

    Adelaide Fringe 2017’s sold out sensation Matt Tarrant returns with a brand new solo show packed with interactive, engaging magic and mind-blowing mentalism. Matt Tarrant: UNSOLVED is a brand-new hour of impossibilities: it’s all-new tricks from an award-winning, critically acclaimed performer.

    Having sold out at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the last four years and earning awards for the last six, Matt’s been winning over audiences for over a decade and it’s clear he’s not messing around. Matt Tarrant: UNSOLVED promises to leave audiences happily bewildered – even the biggest sceptics won't be able to figure out how he does it.

  • Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest

    Produced by: MindBlown Productions ,
    Available from 20/03/2017 until 31/12/2020

    AWARD WINNING in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012; Matt Tarrant is back after returning as a contestant on Australian Survivor with his biggest show yet!

    Magician and Mentalist Matt Tarrant will read your mind, amaze you with world-class sleight of hand and have you leave questioning everything.

    Honestly Dishonest takes you on the journey of a magician and allows the audience to take an unexpected look into the secret life of becoming a magician - and how tough it's becoming to fool new audiences.

    Matt is one of Australia's Most Popular performers and his shows feel up-close and personal - and being highly interactive the audience becomes a huge part of the show.

    The magic in “Honestly Dishonest” is world class and has been created by Tarrant and his team of magicians including Kyle Marlett and Beau Cremer who are well known in the magic industry as being some of the most creative and innovative magicians – creating magic for the likes of Dynamo, Criss Angel and Darcy Oake.

    Matt will fool you, make you question everything you thought you knew - but you will love every second of it.

    He's dishonest, but at least he's honest about it.

  • Inside the Walls, A Giant Pop-up Book Ghost Story

    Produced by: Salt and Poppet Theatre ,
    Available from 08/07/2019 until 31/01/2022

    BankSA Best Children's Event, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019

    Experience a dark tale of spooky proportions that literally pops up from the page! Presented by Melbourne based Salt and Poppet Theatre prepare for unexpected surprises, scary shadows and shoes that walk themselves as performer and puppeteer Theresa O’Connor combines pop-up books, puppetry and ghost stories into an exciting adventure.  Add to the mix an exhilarating sound design by J David Franzke and you’ve got an experience not to be missed! 

    Inside the Walls is a cinematic puppet theatre show designed for children to overcome their fears and open up their imagination.  The intricate design mixes the age-old art of popup books and storytelling with modern technology and trickery.  Paper engineering, puppets, projection, videography, electronics, contraptions, shadow puppetry, magic and surround sound; what more could be jam-packed into one little show! 

    The performance includes a Q&A.  Workshops are also available in shadow puppetry or popup techniques.   

    http://www.saltandpoppettheatre.com/

  • The Little Prince

    Produced by: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ,
    Available from 01/03/2021 until 31/10/2021

    "The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart."

    With its timeless message about the importance of forming friendship, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the strength of a child’s imagination.

  • BEEP

    Produced by: Windmill Theatre Co ,
    Available from 01/01/2019 until 31/12/2020

    An original show from the makers of Grug.

    A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little.

    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 molly melon, 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.

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