The company is now in rehearsal for Terence Rattigan's "Lawrence of Arabia" play - ROSS - about the World War One hero's attempt to escape his mega-star fame, by enlisting in the RAF as a private airman. This brilliant play is being timed to commemorate the centenary of the Arab Revolt, and opens in The Space Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre on Remembrance Day, November 11th
April 21 – 29
Britain. 1948. The war is over, petrol and paté are still being rationed, good help is hard to find, and the Skinner family is getting ready to go to a garden party for the Bishop of Capetown. Their recently-widowed daughter, Laura, first shocks the family by wearing pink, instead of widow's black, and then by revealing that her late husband died of something other than malaria. The news threatens her snobbish sister's secretaryship of the golf club, and their father's candidacy for the Conservative Party.
Viennese court composer, Antonio Salieri is entranced when he first hears the music of Mozart, and immediately appalled that such beauty can emanate from "the voice of an obscene child".
- STAGED PLAYREADING -
August 4 – 12
Drawing on four of Shakespeare's history plays, director Rob Croser has woven an enthralling play, which charts the education of Prince Hal at the hands of his two father-figures, as the new king remembers, and tries to find a way to bind his people together.
November 17 – 25
Towards the end of World War II, Captain Charles Ryder finds himself billeted in the grounds of a stately English home. Recognising it, his memory immediately transports him back to the 1920s, and his association with the doomed Catholic aristocrats that lived there.