Welcome to Season 2018!

The magnificent river that defines our regional landscape, also nourishes our community spirit and creative energy. For so many of us, the Murray is the go-to place to gather joyfully, as well as to pause, refresh and reflect.

In Caleb Lewis’ The River at the End of the Road, we meet a man who finds such a place. A quiet bend in a seemingly magical river, where he can lay down his load. We proudly join with Sport for Jove and its acclaimed director Damien Ryan, to open our season with a large-scale show inspired by the Murray – which has been two years in the making.

Come April, we amp up the family fun, with a brief return season of Tom Flanagan’s joyous Kaput. Then in May (once the kids are safely tucked in bed), our Butter Factory Theatre transforms into a jivin’ gin joint for Mother’s Ruin. This delicious cabaret has become the darling of the festival circuit, delivering the colourful history of gin between shots of gorgeously re-rendered pop tunes.

Hot on its heels is another festival hit, director Susie Dee’s sensational production of Patricia Cornelius’ SHIT. Don’t let the robust title deter you: this knockout, award-winning show is unmissable!

Russell Cheek is an actor/writer/consummate storyteller who in 1993, attempted to win the Sale of the Century jackpot. His real-life, genius-fuelled tale Who Am I? is charming, funny and suspenseful. We roll into Spring with artists-in-residence, The Last Great Hunt. This ingenious troupe will journey from Western Australia to present three of its internationally acclaimed shows in October including It’s Dark Outside, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and Fag/Stag.

Our blockbuster season of eight shows has something for everyone. I warmly invite you to join us on a BIG creative adventure which explores the past, investigates the present, and shimmers with future possibilities. In 2018, we shine together!

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AT A GLANCE
9–17 MarchThe River at the End of the Road
6 AprilGalah Bar #1
20 + 21 April
Kaput
21–26 MayMother’s Ruin
15 JuneGalah Bar #2
17–21 JulySHIT
27 JulyGalah Bar #3
28 August – 1 September
Who Am I?
14 SeptemberGalah Bar #4
11 + 12 OctoberThe Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
17 – 19 OctoberIt’s Dark Outside
26 + 27 OctoberFag/Stag
30 NovemberGalah Bar #5

The River at the End of the Road 9–17 March

Galah Bar #1 6 April

Kaput 20 + 21 April

Mother’s Ruin
21–26May

Galah Bar #2
15 June

SHIT
17–21July

Galah Bar #3
27 July

Who Am I?
28 August – 1 September

Galah Bar #4
14 September

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer 11 + 12 October
It’s Dark Outside
17 – 19 October

Fag/Stag
26 + 27 October

Galah Bar #5
30 November

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