Neighbourhood Watch

02 May – 24 May, Dunstan Playhouse


Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia
By Lally Katz

Don’t be the baby horse!

BAFTA Award winning star Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter movies, Dickens’ Women) joins State Theatre Company for the first time in this glorious new Australian comedy about hope, death and pets. From the unique imagination of Lally Katz (The Eisteddfod, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person) springs a world of wonderfully neurotic, painfully recognisable characters.

A delightful odd-couple tale, Neighbourhood Watch tells the story of a young woman, Catherine, and her surprising friendship with her neighbour Ana, an 80 year old Hungarian-Australian widow. Ana is an irritable force of nature, bent but not broken by the harsh cards life has dealt her. Catherine is a young, scatter-brained aspiring actress. Around them swirls all the mess of contemporary life, absent boyfriends, annoying housemates and acquaintances that just won’t take a hint. As their relationship develops and deepens, they gain a new understanding from each other of how they might relate to the world and its pesky inhabitants

After its smash hit 2011 Sydney premiere, which resulted in a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Play, we’re proud to present a brand new production of this quirky, heart-warming  play under the guidance of Helpmann Award-winning director Julian Meyrick (Doubt).

Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval.
This production contains light haze.



Mon 28 April 6:00pm



Sat 10 May 2:00pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 1.00pm) 

Tues 13 May 6:30pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 5.30pm) 
Night With State (Q&A after the performance)

Wed 21 May 11:00am

Wed 21 May 6:30pm 

Download the pre-show notes here.

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Wed 21 May 11:00am
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Fri 16 May 8:00pm
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Julian Meyrick

Louise McCarthy

Lighting Designer
Geoff Cobham

Quentin Grant

Assistant Director

Sarah Dunn

Cast includes
Nic English, Eugenia Fragos, Carmel Johnson, Miriam Margolyes, Ben Roberts, Eleanor Stankiewicz, James Smith 

Ben Roberts

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“I have not been moved by a piece of theatre to this degree for a very long time. I laughed a lot and cried a lot too.”
Stage Whispers

Day With State Shows
Each show is followed by a Q&A session with the Director and the cast. Teachers who book students into a Day With State show will receive a detailed study guide. These provide in-depth information on themes, style, characters and set and includes assignment questions which are ideal for continued learning back at school.

Day With State shows for Neighbourhood Watch will be on:

13 & 15 May 10:30am

To book please download the Education Program Booking Form here.

Download Study Guide here

Completed forms can be returned to:

State Theatre Company of South Australia 
PO Box 8252, Station Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000
or fax 8231 6310
or email Education