South Australia slowly returns to performance as usual

The first mainstage production in Adelaide post-COVID is preparing to open at the newly refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre in September, while Vitalstatistix and Patch are also readying to welcome audiences.

With no new COVID-19 cases detected in South Australia and 440 of 444 cases recovered at the time of writing, Adelaide’s performing arts sector is preparing to reopen on a number of fronts, including mainstage and children’s theatre, backstage theatre tours, and a rebooted events program for Port Adelaide company Vitalstatistix. 

A reimagined production of Gaslight, Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 thriller, will be the first major production to premiere at the newly refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre in September.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts