University Theatres

2014 Season

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Mr McGee and the Biting Flea

12 April: 10am & 2pm

Since 1972, Adelaide’s Patch Theatre Company have delighted over 1½ million children with their award-winning and charming productions.

Six whimsical stories by award-winning children’s writer, Pamela Allen, emerge from dozens of suitcases and crates as three curious warehouse workers transform a storeroom into an enchanting miracle of music and play for 3 to 9 year-olds. National Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation.

It is rare to see a show that leaves an avid theatre-goer wanting more. Mr. McGee does.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

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The Science of Doctor Who

26 April: 4pm & 7.30pm

The Royal Institution of Australia and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand present amazing journey through space and time as comedian Rob Lloyd, and his crew of scientists, explore the scientific mysteries of Doctor Who.

Featuring original scenes from the iconic BBC television series, join in the fun with your smartphone as we investigate the science of time travel and teleportation, ask if regeneration is possible, and explain how the TARDIS can be bigger on the inside. You will even get an opportunity to decide which Doctor Who alien will take over the universe.

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The Rap Guide to Evolution

24 May: 7.30pm

“Astonishing...fizzing energy and spell-binding charisma!” New York Times

Combining the wit, poetry, and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy of a scientist, Baba Brinkman takes us on a hip-hop tour of modern biology. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, in New York, and around the world, The Rap Guide is provocative, hilarious, intelligent, and scientifically accurate.

“A total Dar-winner! As fun as it is informative ... you’ll probably sing along!” New York Post

Best for young people aged 14+. The show contains sexual (though scientific) references and some bad language.

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Pete the Sheep

16 June: 6.30pm
17 June 10am & 6.30pm

Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s national reputation for quality theatre for children has been recognised by multiple Helpmann awards for Best Children’s Presentation.

A hilarious and brand-new musical for 3-to-9 year-olds based on a story from the creators of Diary of A Wombat.

Most shearers have a sheep-dog to help them, but not Shaun – he has Pete, a sheep-sheep!

Four performers play shearers, dogs and even sheep as they explore the challenges and rewards of being an individual and not just one of the flock.

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Squaring the Wheel

4 July: 2pm & 7pm
5 July: 2pm

“Pure junkyard genius.” Sydney Morning Herald

Get up-close in the intimate Dolphin Theatre to enjoy wacky contraptions, gutsy clowning, eccentric circus and puppetry in a quirky story of finding one’s place. Jens shows how even the simplest tasks can be so much more fun if you make it really complicated! If you like your LEGO or love to make crazy machines, Squaring The Wheel won’t just be fun, it’ll be an inspiration!

2013 Adelaide Fringe Award Best Presentation for Children

Best for children aged 5 and over.

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