Welcome to Season 2021
It’s time to gather together again in 2021.
State Theatre Company South Australia’s 2021 program is a boisterous, topical and entertaining celebration of the power of theatre – to bring people together, to enchant and excite, to challenge and surprise.
Season 2021 looks to new horizons, as we raise the curtain on not one, not two, but three world premiere works from South Australian artists and an Australian premiere of an international hit. We’ll share a reinvigorated take on a timeless theatrical masterpiece. There are tales from and about our regional communities, comedies that delight, dramas that explode. This season is packed with unmissable theatre experiences.
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The Boy Who Talked To Dogs25 Feb — 14 Mar 2021
Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide ShowgroundSTATE EXTRAAn epic true story about a young Irish misfit who finds belonging in a most unusual place. What happens when this underdog finds his pack?
The Gospel According To Paul19 Apr — 1 May 2021
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreThe sermon from the mount arrives in Adelaide as one of Australia’s favourite comic actors, Jonathan Biggins, becomes Paul Keating – visionary, reformer, rabble-rouser.
Euphoria6 May — 15 May 2021
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreEducation ShowIn regional South Australia, school teacher Meg and former student Ethan are doing their best – to be healthy, to be happy, to decide what comes next…
The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race4 Jun — 19 Jun 2021
Royalty TheatreA small town committed to tradition. A woman urging change. A fight for equality. Elena Carapetis directs this big-hearted Australian comedy starring Genevieve Mooy.
The 7 Stages of Grieving28 Jul — 7 Aug 2021
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreDefiantly funny and deeply moving, Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s play traces seven stages of First Nations history, starring Elaine Crombie and directed by Shari Sebbens.
Hibernation13 Aug — 28 Aug 2021
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreIn 2030, worldwide human hibernation is seen as the solution to saving the planet in this epic premiere work from SA playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. But what happens after people wake up?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?24 Sep — 9 Oct 2021
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreAcclaimed director and actor Margaret Harvey reinterrogates Edward Albee’s classic exploration of reality, deception and desire through a dynamic new Australian lens.
Eureka Day12 Nov — 27 Nov 2021
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreFormer Artistic Director Rosalba Clemente will direct this hilarious, ultimately compassionate play about inoculation, disagreement and the lengths parents will go to keep their children safe.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey9 Jul — 24 Jul 2021
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreStatesideThornton Wilder’s thrilling tale of conspiracy, seduction and betrayal in 18th century Peru is reimagined by Brink Productions with a performance by the incomparable Paul Capsis and the Grigoryan Brothers.
DRY5 Nov — 13 Nov 2021
South Australian Regional TourSTATESIDEDirected by Catherine Fitzgerald, this dystopian western follows two sisters, the last inhabitants of a deserted industrial town, and exposes the way we relate to the land and one another.