***** ‘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.

Deep North is suitable for ages 12+, contains occasional coarse language.


The Deep North is supported by

Sunshine Super Girl
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Sunshine Super Girl

24th August 2022 — 27th August 2022

Presented by Performing Lines, Country Arts SA

Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of

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Home
  • Kids
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Home

23rd August 2022 — 8th September 2022

Presented by Patch Theatre Company in collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre

One door. A thousand possibilities. Join two friends on their travels to fantastical dream worlds in Home.

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Fairytales on Ice: 2022 Australian Tour
  • Kids
  • Theatre

Fairytales on Ice: 2022 Australian Tour

11th October 2022 — 16th October 2022

Presented by Pace Live

Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music!

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