Go on, take a sneak peek into our 2020 Season!

Season 2020 is going to be another fabulous year of inspiring theatre experiences which we look forward to sharing with you.  Here’s a sneak peek of what is heading to a theatre, hall and gallery near you.

The season opener, Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd, brings old and rare mission songs from across Australia to the concert stage, performed by an extraordinary trio of Indigenous musicians.  And for the first time Jessie will perform a beautiful and moving song borne out of a workshop with local Port Augusta community with ties to the Umeewarra Mission. 

From the politician who launched a thousand insults shimmering with wit and humour comes a fine piece of political satire, The Gospel According to Paul.  Based on the droll intellect of Paul Keating, it’s for people who like to think and laugh. Jonathan Biggins is Paul Keating in this smash hit comedy you will not want to miss.

We’re putting dads’ front and centre in all their fabulous daggy dances and lovable dadisms in Dads and there’s also a town meeting you will never forget in Euphoria, a new play by South Australian award-winning playwright Emily Steel (commissioned by Country Arts SA), which we are pleased to premiere in association with State Theatre Company of South Australia. 

Riverland residents keep some space in your diary for Not Today’s Yesterday, an international collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani.

The kids will love Patch Theatre’s glorious and imaginative Me and My Shadow, and the music and puppetry of Windmill Theatre’s Beep.

Our popular Shows on the Road program which tours to regional towns with smaller venues is even bigger next year reaching 15 destinations with over 40 performances.

We are especially pleased to continue our association with South Australia’s Company AT, (one of the world’s first performing arts ensembles where all members are on the autism spectrum), to bring you Impersonal Space, a unique, full-hearted and funny look at how autistic people see the world.   And, with the production WHOOSH!, Perth’s Sensorium Theatre create an interactive sensory space adventure for young explorers with disabilities.

Moving from the stage to the gallery space, we are pleased to present a solo exhibition by acclaimed South Australian based artist Sera Waters with Domestic Arts, intricate embroideries and large-scale sculptures which celebrate the knowledge and creativity of ‘women’s work’.  And if this year you missed the brilliant and illuminating Ray of Light by Robyn Stacey, the very personal and moving exhibition Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me we will be touring both exhibitions to even more regional galleries across the state in 2020. VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN which tells the untold stories of Australia’s Aboriginal Veterans through contemporary art, will make its way to Bordertown in February and March and keep an eye out for further dates.

The full 2020 season will be revealed in the New Year.  In the meantime, as we unveil this sneak peek, Country Arts SA has come to your rescue with some serious bang for your theatre buck, with a limited time discount ticket offer! The first 20 tickets for 10 performance are $20 until December 20, 2019 at 12pm. Check out the list below:

Gospel According to Paul
Impersonal Space
Not Today’s Yesterday
A Migrant’s Son
The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign
Casting Off