The Events

25 Feb – 05 Mar, Her Majesty's Theatre

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Presented by State Theatre Company, Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival
By David Greig

The Australian premiere production of a thought-provoking and uplifting international phenomenon, starring the extraordinary Catherine McClements.

When Claire, a priest, survives a massacre she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all—‘why?’ It’s a journey that takes her to the edge of reason, science, politics and faith.

Award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events follows a community’s search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. This play asks big questions: how far can forgiveness stretch in the face of atrocity; how can we live together knowing that it can all come apart in an instant?

Delving into faith, politics, and reason, this brilliantly inventive piece showcases a different local community choir at each performance. Featuring soaring choral music, The Events tells of tragedy, obsession and our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable.

The hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Events garnered five-star reviews, along with a Fringe First and the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award before transferring for sell-out seasons around Europe and America, and is sure to be a stand-out within the Adelaide Festival.

This new Australian production, co-produced with Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre, will be helmed by the inventive director Clare Watson (What Rhymes With Cars and Girls) and features renowned star of stage and screen Catherine McClements (Rush, Water Rats).

 

 AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SEASON

 

DURATION


1 hour, 10 minutes

 

SUBSCRIBER BRIEFING


Mon 22 February 6:00pm

ACCESS PERFORMANCES


Tues 1 March 6:30pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 5.30pm) 

Sat 5 March 2:00pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 11.00am)

Click here to download the pre show notes.  

Click here to download the pre show audio.

Please click here for more information on the Access Program. 

 

KEITH'S MATINEE CLUB


Wed 2 March 11:00am

 

RED CARPET EXTRA PERFORMANCE


Fri 4 March 8:00pm


Director
Clare Watson

Set & Lighting Designer
Geoff Cobham

Musical Director 
Carol Young

Composer 
John Browne

Fight Choreographer
Scott Witt

Cast
Johnny Carr, Catherine McClements

 

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"A mighty play about what it is that makes us human..."
The Guardian



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 the The Events will be on:

29 Feb, 10.30am
Her Majesty's Theatre

Adult themes
(Suits: Yrs 11 – 12)

To book please download the Education Program Booking Form here.

 


Completed forms can be returned to:

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