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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

Season Finished
Season Cancelled

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

Season Cancelled

In light of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions across South Australia and interstate, State Theatre Company South Australia has made the difficult decision to cancel our season of The 7 Stages of Grieving.

In response to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions across South Australia and the country, State Theatre Company South Australia has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2021 season of Sydney Theatre Company’s The 7 Stages of Grieving.

All ticket holders will automatically be issued a full refund by BASS. The refund will be issued to the card which was used in the original transaction. If your card has expired or your card details have changed please contact BASS on 131 246 to finalise your refund.

If you purchased tickets on behalf of others, please advise them of the cancellation. No other action will be required. We appreciate your patience at this time, as BASS are currently processing a high volume of refunds.

We’re so disappointed to be cancelling this powerful production once again. Our thoughts are with all our local and interstate colleagues and the artists who continue to be affected by shutdowns and restrictions.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this unpredictable time. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email us at tickets@statetheatrecompany.com.au.

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  • What performances have been cancelled?
    All performances in the 2021 season of The 7 Stages of Grieving have been cancelled, including school performances. The Subscriber Briefing scheduled for Monday 26 July has also been cancelled.

    Will the season be rescheduled?
    At this stage, due to ongoing restrictions in South Australia and interstate, we are sadly unable to reschedule the season.

    How do I get my refund?
    BASS will be automatically refunding all tickets for cancelled performances to the card used in the original transaction. Please call BASS on 131 246 if your card details have changed. If you booked on behalf of others, please advise them of the cancellations.

    Why didn’t I receive the notification about the cancelled performances?
    Only the head booker (the person who originally purchased the tickets) will have been contacted via SMS or email (please check your spam or junk folders). If you booked on behalf of others, please advise them of the cancellations.

    Can I exchange my ticket/s for another performance?
    At this stage we are unable to provide exchanges. However, should we be able to reschedule the season, cancelled ticket holders will be provided the first opportunity to rebook.

    Can I donate my ticket to State Theatre Company South Australia?
    All cancelled tickets have been automatically refunded to the original ticket buyer to reduce confusion. You can still support State Theatre Company South Australia with a tax deductible donation online here.

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.
This performance depicts cultural genocide, racial abuse and trauma, and police brutality.
This performance contains the names and voices of people who have passed away.


Age guide – 15+

Additional employment and training opportunities for First Nations cultural workers are made possible on The 7 Stages of Grieving through the generous support of Maxima Training Group, State Theatre Company South Australia’s Employment & Empowerment Partner and First Nations Program supporter, Wallmans Lawyers.

  • Director

    Shari Sebbens
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Elizabeth Gadsby
  • Lighting & AV Design

    Verity Hampson
  • Composer & Sound Designer

    Steve Francis
  • Assistant Director

    Ian Michael
  • With

    Elaine Crombie

Dates & Times

Tangent

Subscriber Briefing

Season

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

Venue 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.

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