By Emily Steel

Season Finished
Odeon Theatre

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School teacher Meg wants to start a new festival called “Euphoria” to celebrate everything her country town has to offer. Former student Ethan doesn’t think there’s much to celebrate at all until he meets Annie and hatches a plan for a campervan escape. Meg’s husband Nick wants Meg to slow down, but there’s still so much to do – get grants, make run sheets, hurry to Adelaide to win the support of the Premier. She’s spinning fast. And the rest of the town is beginning to notice.

An Antipodean Under Milk Wood, Emily Steel’s Euphoria brings to life a South Australian regional community, full of love, pain, complexity and humour, with two virtuosic actors, James Smith and Ashton Malcolm, playing a range of idiosyncratic characters.

After its triumphant season in 2021 and an extensive regional South Australian tour, Euphoria embarks on a national tour in 2023 which includes this limited return Adelaide season.

“A must-see…one of the finest pieces of new stage writing to grace an Adelaide stage.” The Advertiser

“The seriousness of the issues explored in Euphoria are counterbalanced by the extraordinary charm of this tight, entertaining production. Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre.” Limelight

Audiences loved this show so much in 2021, leading to a sold-out season and 5-star reviews. So many have asked when it was returning to Adelaide. We’re thrilled to answer those calls and we’re so eager to watch this talented team take us into their town and their pain and joy once more. Mitchell

Show Information

Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)

Strobe lighting, coarse language and adult themes referencing mental illness and suicide.


Creative Team

  • Playwright

    Emily Steel
  • Director

    Nescha Jelk
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Meg Wilson
  • Lighting Designer

    Nic Mollison
  • Composer & Sound Designer

    Andrew Howard
  • Performer

    Ashton Malcolm
  • Performer

    James Smith


Single tickets are now on sale!

Get discounts on State Extra tickets when you book with a mainstage subscription package.


Single Ticket Prices

Adult $75.00
Concession $65.00
Under 30, Full Time Student $39.00

A booking fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions.
Visit the Ticket Price page for the full list of subscription and single ticket prices.



This show will be performed at the Odean Theatre at 57a Queen Street, Norwood SA 5067.

Located at 57a Queen Street, Norwood, there is a range of free street parking options around the Theatre and in sections of side streets of Norwood. Time limited parking options are available on The Parade and car park facilities are available at several locations in Norwood. Click here for details.

Please make sure you plan your journey to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance start time as it can take more than 10 minutes to find a park, get to the Theatre and be seated in time.

There is a loading zone at the front entrance of the Theatre which can be used as an accessible drop off point.

Public Transport

Bus Stop 10 The Parade – North Side

Bus Stop 10 The Parade – South Side

Pre and Post-Show Dining

The Parade in Norwood offers a wide variety of dining options, from fast food to pubs to restaurants.

The Cinnamon Club Indian Cuisine: Open from 5pm and across the street from the theatre.

The Bath Hotel: Restaurant and casual pub dining open from 5pm Tuesday – Sunday, located right next to the theatre.

Hanamura Norwood: Japanese restaurant open from 5pm, opposite the cinema on The Parade, less than 5 mins walk from the theatre.

Access Services

Wheelchair access & Companion Cards
Wheelchair accessible seats, companion cards and other accessible bookings can be made via phone on 08 8415 5353 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or via email at

Pay-what-you-can tickets
As a special offer for the remaining Euphoria performance, pay-what-you-can tickets are available for people who hold a Healthcare Card and Pensioner Concession Card. Simply donate a minimum of $5. Pay-what-you-can tickets can be purchased at the venue box office from 60 minutes before the performance and must be paid for via credit/debit card as the venues are now cashless.

Please note: Pay-what-you-can tickets are subject to availability. We do not offer pay-what-you-can tickets to opening night performances. Pay-what-you-can tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

Company Rush tickets
As a special offer for the remaining Euphoria performances, last minute tickets are available on all performances at the box office 60 minutes before the show starts for only $39. Booking fees apply.

Please note: Company Rush tickets are subject to availability and no other offers or conditions apply. Rush tickets will not be available to opening night performances. 

Under 30s /Full-time Student Offer
We offer heavily subsidised tickets to young people aged 30 or under and full-time students (school-aged or tertiary), as part of our role in promoting the future of South Australian culture. Tickets are only $39 for any performance date and can be booked online. Simply show your Proof of Age Card or Student Card when purchasing your ticket or at the venue. Booking fees apply.

MEAA Member
We offer exclusive discounted ticket prices for all our shows for MEAA Members. MEAA tickets must be booked via phone, call our Ticketing team on 08 8415 5353 for more information and to book, or email Booking fees apply.

More Information
Visit the Access page for more information on our Access Program.

School Shows

State Theatre Company South Australia is offering three school performances as part of our season of Euphoria.

School performances
Odeon Theatre, Norwood

  • Tuesday 22 August 11.00am
  • Wednesday 23 August 11.00am
  • Thursday 24 August 11.00am

Check performance availability here

Complete book form here

Visit the State Educate Resources page for the Study Guide and other education resources

Any enquiries should be directed to



  • Purchase your copy of the script for EUPHORIA by Emily Steel, published by Currency Press.

    Cost: $20 including shipping

    Purchase here

National Tour

Euphoria embarks on a national tour in 2023 with Country Arts SA! The team will make their way through Regional NSW, Victoria and WA before heading back to South Australia for multiple venues, including our return season at the Odeon Theatre. For more information, tour dates and to book tickets, visit the Country Arts SA website.