Presented by Country Arts SA and Performing Lines

By Roslyn Oades & Collaborators

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates two epic birthdays – eighteen and eighty – major transition points in adult life.

One represents untold potential and opportunity; the other a lifetime of experiences, aspirations, fears and memories. Scripted from intimate real-life conversations with people either side of these milestones, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is a beautifully warm and human show from Roslyn Oades & Collaborators.

One of the most charming shows of the year” ABC Arts

Photo: Sarah Walker

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Post Show Talk with Director Roslyn Oades

Have you heard about verbatim performance? Or asked yourself how a Director makes the decisions they do? Or how they prepare for creating a new work?

Be a part of CONNECT and meet our special guest Director Roslyn Oades. Roslyn will talk about the process and experience of creating a verbatim audio-scripted performance and answer questions you may have.

Admission to CONNECT is FREE – just stay in your seats after the show.

Duration: approx. 20 mins

Speak to your local box office staff member to book your place at CONNECT.

Download the Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday CONNECT Notes here.

An education pack for Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is available for download here.

For School bookings of the 1pm performance at the Chaffey Theatre, August 23 please complete the booking form below.

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is supported by

  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Silent Cave

3rd March 2018 — 30th March 2018

An experimental sound project and residency that will explore the audio properties of the Cave Garden.

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  • Visual Arts


10th March 2018 — 22nd April 2018

An exhibition which explores binary opposites: life and death, happiness and sadness, light and dark.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

16th March 2018 — 30th September 2018

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

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