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State Theatre Company Of South Australia Announces 2016 Season

10 September 2015 | 6:02 pm | Staff Writer

Including national and international collaborations.

The State Theatre Company Of South Australia have revealed their 2016 season tonight.

To open the season, Catherine McClements appears in The Events, a co-production with Sydney's Belvoir and Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre, 25 Feburary - 5 March, Her Majesty's Theatre.

Lisa McCune makes her STCSA debut in brand new Australian play Machu Picchu, by Sue Smith, a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company, 13 April - 1 May, Dunstan Playhouse.

The Education production for 2016 Gorgon, created for STCSA by Elena Carpetis, will tour to schools and communities in regional South Australia, following its mainstage run 3 - 7 May, Space Theatre, and features James Smith .

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Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True will have its world premiere at Dunstan Playhouse, 13 May - 4 June, an international co-production with London-based theatre company Frantic Assembly. The story of the Price family challenges the idea of the Australian dream, starring Paul Blackwell and Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

In collaboration with La Boite in Queensland, STCSA will present new American work, Straight White Men, by Young Jean Lee, 1 - 23 July, Space Theatre, and interrogate privilege and masculinity on Christmas.

The Red Cross Letters runs 3- 6 August, Space Theatre, and was devised by Verity Laughton from letters sent to and from the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau during WWI by people looking for news about their loved ones on the Front.

Patrick Barlow has adapted John Buchan's novel The 39 Steps for an Adelaide run, 19 August - 11 September, Dunstan Playhouse, following nine years of success on the West End. The comedy features four actors in 139 roles for 100 minutes.

From 8 - 30 September at Bakehouse Theatre, an independent production of Red Sky Morning by Tom Holloway will be supported by STCSA as part of the State Umbrella program.

New musical Rumpelstiltskin stars Paul Capsis, 11 - 30 October, Dunstan Playhouse, and puts the darkness back into the Brothers Grimm fairytale.

A brand new adaptation of Moliére's Tartuffe closes the season and stars comic Nathan O'Keefe in the lead role, 4 - 20 November, Dunstan Playhouse, with playwright Phillip Kavanagh taking the 17th century comedy into our 'age of entitlement'.