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State Theatre Company South Australia presents the Sydney Theatre Company production

The 7 Stages of Grieving

By Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman

28 Jul — 7 Aug 2021
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

Dates & Times

Tangent

Subscriber Briefing

Season

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    • ON
    • QA
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Preview
ON
Opening Night
QA
Post-show Q&A

These are my stories. They need to be told.

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Bridge Walk for Reconciliation, where the word “Sorry” was written across the sky; an event recounted in Deborah Mailman and Wesley Enoch’s beloved 1995 Australian play. Much has changed since then, but not enough.

In this updated production, Shari Sebbens (Black Comedy, Thor: Ragnarok) directs Helpmann Award winner Elaine Crombie (Barbara and the Camp Dogs, Top of the Lake) in a tour de force performance tracing seven phases of Aboriginal history – Dreaming, Invasion, Genocide, Protection, Assimilation, Self-Determination and Reconciliation.

Defiantly funny and deeply moving, The 7 Stages of Grieving paints an intimate portrait of the First Nations experience in contemporary Australia. An ode to the power of storytelling itself and a potent but joyful expression of resilience and survival that we need now more than ever.

We were so sad to have to cancel The 7 Stages of Grieving in 2020. We’re thrilled that the virtuosic Elaine agreed again to perform this beautiful and important classic play for us. She is a true original and a goddess of the stage. Mitchell

 

Run time: Approx. 60 minutes (no interval)

Content:
Contains coarse language and adult themes
Age guide – 15+

  • Director

    Shari Sebbens
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Elizabeth Gadsby
  • Lighting & AV Design

    Verity Hampson
  • Composer & Sound Designer

    Steve Francis
  • With

    Elaine Crombie

Dates & Times

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      • ON
      • QA
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Preview
ON
Opening Night
QA
Post-show Q&A

Tickets

The 7 Stages of Grieving is currently available exclusively as part of our 2021 Subscription Packages.

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Single tickets will go on sale in early December 2020 – sign up to our mailing list for updates.

Events

Tangent

Join our esteemed panel on Monday 5 July for our Tangent Talk on The 7 Stages of Grieving.

Subscriber Briefing

2021 Subscribers are invited to join us for exclusive Subscriber Briefings to learn more about the creation of the show.

Post Show Q&As

We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.

Venue Information & Access

Venue Access

The 7 Stages of Grieving is being held at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.

The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.

Getting to the Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

For more information visit https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/

For information about parking near the Adelaide Festival Centre, please click here.

Revised Ripcord performance schedule due to COVID-19, click through for more information.