The thinking behind the idea of a dump near Whyalla goes back 60 years.
Neil Armfield’s production of the Benjamin Britten opera is a triumph of sure-footed direction, subtle vocal shadings, brilliant comic timing and orchestral precision.
This new work from Restless Dance Theatre is staged in a bowling ally, and asks us to consider the possibilities of perspective.
This new play based on Martin McKenna’s memoir tells a difficult story with theatrical skill and artistic heart.
Four choirs in 12 concerts cover 500 years of musical terrain, connecting the psalms to the contemporary world for the Adelaide Festival.
This new production from State Theatre Company South Australia and Belvoir explores the messy and contradictory inner selves of pre-teen girls.
Australia’s three major summer festivals in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide give an interesting insight into how festival programming is changing – or not.
Hofesh Shechter’s latest contemporary dance work is not the rousing narrative its title might suggest. Its dancers inhabit a global catastrophe and then a brutal new world order.
This verbatim drama presenting the stories of eight Iranian asylum seekers detained on their island prisons delivers uncomfortable home truths.
In A Man of Good Hope, an energetic cast of over 20 performers take the audience on a journey through the life of Somali refugee Asad Abdullahi.
La Reprise is remarkable theatre about the murder of a gay man, Ihsane Jarfi, in Belgium in 2012.
Acclaimed dance choreographer Meryl Tankard’s show Two Feet premiered in 1988. Now it returns to the Adelaide Festival, recreated for one of today’s most brilliant dancers.
The Great War uses scale models to give a worm’s eye view of titanic violence. In Kings of War, by contrast, lethal events are viewed from the unsteady perspective of leaders.
Memorial brings Alice Oswald’s poetic retelling of the Iliad to the stage, with its furious indictment of war and its aftermath.
The beguiling works on display in an exhibition by Muslim Australian artists are grounded in the realities of their daily lives.
This year has got off to an awful start. Thank God for the Adelaide Festival, a blaze of hope, skill and fun. Here are our critics’ highlights of a beautifully crafted program.
Canadian artists Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young take the audience on a searing journey through the emotionally stunted landscape of a grieving father.
With its themes of family dysfunction, love, death, madness and the supernatural, this Old Testament story is ready-made for opera.
Every part of this production - staged outdoors in a quarry - shows evidence of the highest degree of collaboration and the greatest subtlety of decision.
Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton’s ferocious exploration of female power.