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1927

From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene. With a debut album that became a smashing success that went five times platinum, stayed in the ARIA chart for 46 weeks, selling an excess of 400,000 copies and winning Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for best debut single and album, 1927 became a household name in Australia overnight. The album was …. ish. Ian McFarlane in his opus The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, put it perfectly when he wrote “…. ish is brimful of stirring, stately rock anthems.” It is one of the top 10 most successful debut albums for an Australian artist, to multiple ARIA awards, a multi-platinum second album, chart success in Europe and America. 1927 live is a show not to be missed. Running Time: 2hrs & 30min

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AMY SHARK

Amy Shark is embarking on her biggest tour EVER! The “I Said Hi” and “Everybody Rise” singer scored nine nominations at the 2018 ARIA Awards and four wins, including Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release. Having just wrapped up her major-city arena tour, there are no signs of slowing down for Amy Shark! The 'See U Somewhere Australia' Tour is set to be one of the biggest tours the country has ever seen, with Amy hitting over FOURTY towns and cities across every single state and territory. Amy has toured internationally and performed on several major US television shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and collaborated with renowned musicians in many genres such as Ed Sheeran, Travis Barker, and Keith Urban. Don’t miss out as Amy Shark hits near you this year!

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BJORN AGAIN

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!

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CATHEDRAL

A man kneels by his dive gear. It’s late afternoon on the Limestone Coast. He has a story to tell. It starts in the water. A powerful, visceral and form-busting new work by award-winning South Australian born playwright Caleb Lewis, Cathedral is a thriller, a family drama and an epic journey of self-discovery. From Mount Gambier to Thailand to the North Sea, from soaring first love to shattering loss to ultimate hope, this powerful story ponders a diver’s life shaped by the ocean, and its power to both upend and heal. Beloved Adelaide actor Nathan O’Keefe (Gaslight, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors) returns to State Theatre Company South Australia to become the man at the centre of this riveting and suspenseful one-person show directed by rising South Australian star Shannon Rush (Limit). Like Complicite’s The Encounter, Cathedral uses technology and soundscape to provide the theatrical pool in which this compelling story will swim. An ultimately life-affirming piece of storytelling, Cathedral asks the question: do we turn away from our pain, or dive right in?

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CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before as it celebrates its 10yr anniversary. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2021. Running Time:1hr & 50min

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DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (M)

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Running Time: 2hrs & 6min

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DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA (PG)

From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Running Time: 2hrs & 5min

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FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

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HICCUP

It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

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HOME

It’s a feeling, not a place. A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to return to. Is there any one place more important than our home? At first, a child's home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world they discover that not all homes are alike, and neither are the people within them. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devising methods of Restless, Home will enlighten and delight.

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LOVE BURNS

A darkly funny chamber opera by Graeme Koehne with libretto by Louis Nowra. Love Burns delivers mischievous comedy with masterful musicality. Jack is a gigolo, a con and a ladies’ man, feigning love to steal money from lonely widows. Angela, initially one of his victims, pairs up and assists him in his deception. She loves the con but not the ladies and when jealousy sets in, she persuades Jack to kill his victims. One murders for love, one for money. Will they get away with it, or will the honeymoon finally be over? Based on the true crime story of the 1940s American serial killer couple the Honeymoon Killers, Love Burns takes the premise and gives it a distinctly Aussie treatment. COMPOSER Graeme Koehne LIBRETTO Louis Nowra Published by G. Schirmer, Australia. By kind permission of the Wise Music Group Conductor Anthony Hunt Director Nicholas Cannon Designer Simone Romaniuk Lighting Ben Flett

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MISCELLANY: A STORY TELLING SHOWCASE

Join us at Miscellany for a night of discovery, performances and an exhibition highlighting the stories nestled our regional creative's souls. Miscellany is a showcase celebrating Riverland storytellers, and giving them the stage for a night. This is a chance to unlock those secret little doors, peek into our local creatives' minds, and bask in the gold that's been hidden away. Eight storytellers will share a wide breadth of varying pieces throughout the night, alongside a small exhibition of pieces brought to life with Writers SA's No Limits program. You are encouraged to bring your own nibbles/platter to enjoy. Stage will be setup in a relaxed cabaret style for a more intimate setting with bar facilities available. Running Time:1hr & 30min

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NOW WE'RE SWINGIN

This dazzling, energetic show presents a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to the songs made famous by supercool swingers of the current era - Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a seven piece band,including some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

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NUNGA SCREEN 2022

Film program announced soon! Free entry, bookings essential. Nunga Screen is held annually during National Reconciliation Week, is a FREE short film showcase that shares and celebrates Aboriginal culture, stories and language, through the diversity of Indigenous film culture. Formerly know as Black Screen, Nunga Screen features an entertaining program of independent films for all ages from emerging to the more established film-makers. Inspiring docos, compelling dramas, quirky animation, contemporary to traditional storytelling – this film event is dedicated to bringing communities together to share in culture.

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OUTSIDE WITHIN

ADT returns to South Australia’s regional communities once again in 2022 with a brand-new double bill Outside Within, showcasing the extraordinary work of two of the country’s best First Nations choreographers - ADT’s new Artistic Director, Daniel Riley, and 2021 Associate Artist, Adrianne Semmens. Immerse, from Adrianne, is centred around water, and our essential relationship with both freshwater and saltwater. The work draws on Adrianne's identity as a proud descendent of the Barkindji people of western NSW - freshwater country - who was born and raised on Kaurna land in South Australia - by the saltwater. Her choreography explores both the healing and comfort provided by water, but also our vulnerability in relation to it. Daniel Riley, a Wiradjuri man from western NSW, will develop his first choreographic work for the company early in 2022, with its World Premiere in May in Adelaide before heading out on this tour. Riley’s choreographic work aims to prioritise ideas and ideals that resonate with the next generation of storytellers and audiences; moving between artforms, generations and pushing boundaries offered by traditional performance spaces. Later in 2022, Daniel’s mainstage commission will premiere at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide. This double bill will also be the first appearance of Australian Dance Theatre’s 2022 Company Artists, welcoming a diverse range of new dancers to the company.

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ROBERTSON BROTHERS

Do you dream of reliving the good old days? Well don't miss THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 1960's TV VARIETY SHOW with special guest Simon Brook McLachlan - from the original cast of the hit musical Jersey Boys. The boys are back with a brand new show! Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from: The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!

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THE BOY WHO TALKED TO DOGS

“This is a place I can be. This is a place I can be me”. Young Marty is a triplet. One of three, only he is the odd one out, the runt of the litter. No one understands him, except his dogs. Locked in the coal shed at night, Martin finds solace from the iciness of a troubled home in 1970’s Ireland, by cuddling up to his German Shepherds, Major and Rex. When he runs away at thirteen, Marty is adopted by a pack of six stray dogs. Together they survive on the road, ignoring “do not enter” signs, dodging trains, stealing milk bottles and meals from open kitchen windows, fizzing and whizzing with energy - outcasts on the outskirts. Emerging as pack leader, Marty discovers deeper ways to communicate with the dogs, learning tricks that lead him back to human company - and a new place where he “can be me”. Based on the true story of Nimbin’s famous “Dogman”, who grew up in Garryowen, Limerick, this tough but tender tale is a celebration of the love of animals we share our homes and lives with, starring acclaimed Dublin actor Bryan Burroughs amidst a dazzling array of shadows, songs and stellar musicianship. DIRECTOR: Andy Packer SONGWRITER: Lisa O’Neill COMPOSER: Quincy Grant DESIGNER: Wendy Todd LIGHTING DESIGNER: Chris Petridis COSTUME DESIGNER: Ailsa Paterson STARRING: Bryan Burroughs, Victoria Falconer, Quincy Grant and Emma Luker Adapted for the stage by Amy Conroy from the book "The Boy Who Talked To Dogs" by Martin McKenna with Skyhorse Publishing and developed with the assistance of Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Ireland

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THE DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

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THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON (MA)15+

The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story. A searing Australian western thriller asking the question: how far do you go to protect your loved ones? Running Time: 1hr & 49min

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THE LAKE OF SCARS DOCUMENTARY

‘“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” - Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist. An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change. The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

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THE WIGGLES - SUPER HERO TOUR!

Calling all superheroes… The Wiggles are flying onto stages this June & July with their brand-new action-packed Superhero Tour! The world's most popular children's entertainment band, The Wiggles are travelling across regional Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to perform for you! Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy and Simon are super excited to once again sing, dance and play music for their fans, and will be bringing along their Wiggly friends too! Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn are coming along for the fun PLUS special appearances by Caterina Wiggle and John Wiggle from the Fruit Salad TV Wiggles series! The Wiggles Superhero Tour will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, as well as new and catchy tunes such as Dippy Do Dinosaur Dance! It’s time to sing and dance to your favourite Wiggles tunes both old and new! The Wiggles Superhero Tour! goes on sale at 10am on Friday 13 May… but you better be quick, tickets will sell like hot potatoes! Running Time: 1hr

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK (CTC)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Running Time: 2hrs & 11min

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1927

From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene. With a debut album that became a smashing success that went five times platinum, stayed in the ARIA chart for 46 weeks, selling an excess of 400,000 copies and winning Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for best debut single and album, 1927 became a household name in Australia overnight. The album was …. ish. Ian McFarlane in his opus The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, put it perfectly when he wrote “…. ish is brimful of stirring, stately rock anthems.” It is one of the top 10 most successful debut albums for an Australian artist, to multiple ARIA awards, a multi-platinum second album, chart success in Europe and America. 1927 live is a show not to be missed. Running Time: 2hrs & 30min

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AMY SHARK

Amy Shark is embarking on her biggest tour EVER! The “I Said Hi” and “Everybody Rise” singer scored nine nominations at the 2018 ARIA Awards and four wins, including Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release. Having just wrapped up her major-city arena tour, there are no signs of slowing down for Amy Shark! The 'See U Somewhere Australia' Tour is set to be one of the biggest tours the country has ever seen, with Amy hitting over FOURTY towns and cities across every single state and territory. Amy has toured internationally and performed on several major US television shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and collaborated with renowned musicians in many genres such as Ed Sheeran, Travis Barker, and Keith Urban. Don’t miss out as Amy Shark hits near you this year!

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BJORN AGAIN

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!

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CATHEDRAL

A man kneels by his dive gear. It’s late afternoon on the Limestone Coast. He has a story to tell. It starts in the water. A powerful, visceral and form-busting new work by award-winning South Australian born playwright Caleb Lewis, Cathedral is a thriller, a family drama and an epic journey of self-discovery. From Mount Gambier to Thailand to the North Sea, from soaring first love to shattering loss to ultimate hope, this powerful story ponders a diver’s life shaped by the ocean, and its power to both upend and heal. Beloved Adelaide actor Nathan O’Keefe (Gaslight, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors) returns to State Theatre Company South Australia to become the man at the centre of this riveting and suspenseful one-person show directed by rising South Australian star Shannon Rush (Limit). Like Complicite’s The Encounter, Cathedral uses technology and soundscape to provide the theatrical pool in which this compelling story will swim. An ultimately life-affirming piece of storytelling, Cathedral asks the question: do we turn away from our pain, or dive right in?

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CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before as it celebrates its 10yr anniversary. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2021. Running Time:1hr & 50min

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DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (M)

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Running Time: 2hrs & 6min

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DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA (PG)

From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Running Time: 2hrs & 5min

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FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

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HICCUP

It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

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HOME

It’s a feeling, not a place. A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to return to. Is there any one place more important than our home? At first, a child's home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world they discover that not all homes are alike, and neither are the people within them. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devising methods of Restless, Home will enlighten and delight.

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LOVE BURNS

A darkly funny chamber opera by Graeme Koehne with libretto by Louis Nowra. Love Burns delivers mischievous comedy with masterful musicality. Jack is a gigolo, a con and a ladies’ man, feigning love to steal money from lonely widows. Angela, initially one of his victims, pairs up and assists him in his deception. She loves the con but not the ladies and when jealousy sets in, she persuades Jack to kill his victims. One murders for love, one for money. Will they get away with it, or will the honeymoon finally be over? Based on the true crime story of the 1940s American serial killer couple the Honeymoon Killers, Love Burns takes the premise and gives it a distinctly Aussie treatment. COMPOSER Graeme Koehne LIBRETTO Louis Nowra Published by G. Schirmer, Australia. By kind permission of the Wise Music Group Conductor Anthony Hunt Director Nicholas Cannon Designer Simone Romaniuk Lighting Ben Flett

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MISCELLANY: A STORY TELLING SHOWCASE

Join us at Miscellany for a night of discovery, performances and an exhibition highlighting the stories nestled our regional creative's souls. Miscellany is a showcase celebrating Riverland storytellers, and giving them the stage for a night. This is a chance to unlock those secret little doors, peek into our local creatives' minds, and bask in the gold that's been hidden away. Eight storytellers will share a wide breadth of varying pieces throughout the night, alongside a small exhibition of pieces brought to life with Writers SA's No Limits program. You are encouraged to bring your own nibbles/platter to enjoy. Stage will be setup in a relaxed cabaret style for a more intimate setting with bar facilities available. Running Time:1hr & 30min

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NOW WE'RE SWINGIN

This dazzling, energetic show presents a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to the songs made famous by supercool swingers of the current era - Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a seven piece band,including some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

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NUNGA SCREEN 2022

Film program announced soon! Free entry, bookings essential. Nunga Screen is held annually during National Reconciliation Week, is a FREE short film showcase that shares and celebrates Aboriginal culture, stories and language, through the diversity of Indigenous film culture. Formerly know as Black Screen, Nunga Screen features an entertaining program of independent films for all ages from emerging to the more established film-makers. Inspiring docos, compelling dramas, quirky animation, contemporary to traditional storytelling – this film event is dedicated to bringing communities together to share in culture.

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OUTSIDE WITHIN

ADT returns to South Australia’s regional communities once again in 2022 with a brand-new double bill Outside Within, showcasing the extraordinary work of two of the country’s best First Nations choreographers - ADT’s new Artistic Director, Daniel Riley, and 2021 Associate Artist, Adrianne Semmens. Immerse, from Adrianne, is centred around water, and our essential relationship with both freshwater and saltwater. The work draws on Adrianne's identity as a proud descendent of the Barkindji people of western NSW - freshwater country - who was born and raised on Kaurna land in South Australia - by the saltwater. Her choreography explores both the healing and comfort provided by water, but also our vulnerability in relation to it. Daniel Riley, a Wiradjuri man from western NSW, will develop his first choreographic work for the company early in 2022, with its World Premiere in May in Adelaide before heading out on this tour. Riley’s choreographic work aims to prioritise ideas and ideals that resonate with the next generation of storytellers and audiences; moving between artforms, generations and pushing boundaries offered by traditional performance spaces. Later in 2022, Daniel’s mainstage commission will premiere at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide. This double bill will also be the first appearance of Australian Dance Theatre’s 2022 Company Artists, welcoming a diverse range of new dancers to the company.

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ROBERTSON BROTHERS

Do you dream of reliving the good old days? Well don't miss THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 1960's TV VARIETY SHOW with special guest Simon Brook McLachlan - from the original cast of the hit musical Jersey Boys. The boys are back with a brand new show! Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from: The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!

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THE BOY WHO TALKED TO DOGS

“This is a place I can be. This is a place I can be me”. Young Marty is a triplet. One of three, only he is the odd one out, the runt of the litter. No one understands him, except his dogs. Locked in the coal shed at night, Martin finds solace from the iciness of a troubled home in 1970’s Ireland, by cuddling up to his German Shepherds, Major and Rex. When he runs away at thirteen, Marty is adopted by a pack of six stray dogs. Together they survive on the road, ignoring “do not enter” signs, dodging trains, stealing milk bottles and meals from open kitchen windows, fizzing and whizzing with energy - outcasts on the outskirts. Emerging as pack leader, Marty discovers deeper ways to communicate with the dogs, learning tricks that lead him back to human company - and a new place where he “can be me”. Based on the true story of Nimbin’s famous “Dogman”, who grew up in Garryowen, Limerick, this tough but tender tale is a celebration of the love of animals we share our homes and lives with, starring acclaimed Dublin actor Bryan Burroughs amidst a dazzling array of shadows, songs and stellar musicianship. DIRECTOR: Andy Packer SONGWRITER: Lisa O’Neill COMPOSER: Quincy Grant DESIGNER: Wendy Todd LIGHTING DESIGNER: Chris Petridis COSTUME DESIGNER: Ailsa Paterson STARRING: Bryan Burroughs, Victoria Falconer, Quincy Grant and Emma Luker Adapted for the stage by Amy Conroy from the book "The Boy Who Talked To Dogs" by Martin McKenna with Skyhorse Publishing and developed with the assistance of Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Ireland

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THE DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

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THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON (MA)15+

The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story. A searing Australian western thriller asking the question: how far do you go to protect your loved ones? Running Time: 1hr & 49min

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THE LAKE OF SCARS DOCUMENTARY

‘“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” - Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist. An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change. The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

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THE WIGGLES - SUPER HERO TOUR!

Calling all superheroes… The Wiggles are flying onto stages this June & July with their brand-new action-packed Superhero Tour! The world's most popular children's entertainment band, The Wiggles are travelling across regional Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to perform for you! Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy and Simon are super excited to once again sing, dance and play music for their fans, and will be bringing along their Wiggly friends too! Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn are coming along for the fun PLUS special appearances by Caterina Wiggle and John Wiggle from the Fruit Salad TV Wiggles series! The Wiggles Superhero Tour will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, as well as new and catchy tunes such as Dippy Do Dinosaur Dance! It’s time to sing and dance to your favourite Wiggles tunes both old and new! The Wiggles Superhero Tour! goes on sale at 10am on Friday 13 May… but you better be quick, tickets will sell like hot potatoes! Running Time: 1hr

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK (CTC)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Running Time: 2hrs & 11min

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