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Great Detectives: All New Mysteries

2pm, Sunday 11 August

The Shedley Theatre

Great Detectives is Going Regional in 2024!

The multi-award winning theatrical comedy, Great Detectives, has been touring Australia for the last 10 years and now for the first time, we are thrilled to be bringing the show to regional South Australia!

Staring 1950s fan favourite detectives, Candy Matson & Johnny Dollar in two brand new and exciting ★★★★★ mysteries (Glam Adelaide)!

Be immersed in suspense as we recreate the experience of attending a 1950s radio recording live on stage. This is a night of mystery, comedy & intrigue not to be missed!

“Superlative performances” – Glam Adelaide

“A fabulous show” The Clothesline

“A performance not to be missed” Theatre Now

★★★★.5 - SeeDoEatReview

★★★★ – The Barefoot Review

★★★★ – The Advertiser

★★★★ – SamAboutTown

This brand new Australian production features a phenomenal cast of award winning & critically acclaimed Australian actors including Jennifer Barry, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Tate Simpson & Eden Trebilco. Great Detectives was nominated for 7 Broadway World Sydney Theatre Awards.

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Legendary Duets Live – Sing Your Heart Out with It Takes Two

11am, Monday 12 August

The Shedley Theatre

Dust off your dancing shoes and warm up your vocal cords! "It Takes Two!" is a captivating musical journey through beloved duets that has audiences singing and dancing in the aisles!

Starring the captivating husband-and-wife duo of Rohan Watts and Melanie Smith, this powerhouse show whisks you away on a timeless adventure. From the soulful harmonies of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell to the playful charm of Sonny & Cher and the country twang of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, "It Takes Two!" celebrates the magic of two voices blending in perfect harmony.

Disabled, mobility restricted, sight & hearing-impaired bookings
Please call the Shedley Theatre box office on 8256 0500 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email theatre@playford.sa.gov.au. If you hold a government issued Companion Card, you may be eligible for a complimentary ticket. This can be booked by calling box office.

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Misty’s Magical Book of Discovery Show

5:30pm, Thursday 22 August

The Shedley Theatre

Get ready for some Book Week fun! Join Misty on a playful journey! A heartwarming and spellbinding tale reminding us all of the enchantment that awaits within the pages of a good book.

All ages.

Cost $5.00 per child/ teen (Supervising adult free)

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Diesel- Bootleg Melancholy Tour 2024

7pm, Sunday 1 September

The Shedley Theatre

To know DIESEL is to know a world of music. Whether it's blues, rock, soul, or pop, his unique blend is a culmination of the genre-defying Australian music scene, his American roots, and his father's jazz and R&B record collection. Every night, his performances travel to wherever the music takes him.

Enter the BOOTLEG MELANCHOLY TOUR, a series of select theatre shows showcasing tracks from his ARIA chart-topping album, BOOTLEG MELANCHOLY. This tour is shaping up to be a tour de force, spanning over three decades of music and featuring hits from his recent greatest hits collection, DIESEL 30.

"I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so excited to take an album on the road. It’s always a thrill to see how the new songs 'play' among the family of known and loved songs. The mix of band shows and select solo performances gives me the huge scope needed at this stage in my career. With 17 albums in tow, the task of fitting everything in is one I’ll never begrudge!" - DIESEL

Get ready to experience a musical journey like no other with DIESEL on his BOOTLEG MELANCHOLY TOUR.

DIESEL VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE (duration: 15 mins)
Inclusions:

. Premium seating within front rows

. VIP souvenir laminate (to be collected from the box office on arrival)

. Meet & greet with Diesel shortly after the show

Strictly limited to 20 persons.

Only official merchandise will be signed by Diesel (available for purchase on the night or bring in your favourite vintage item!)

Please remain in your seat after the show until you are met by a staff member.

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Backbeat 60

11am, Monday 9 September

The Shedley Theatre

It’s 1960 (or thereabouts) the world is on the verge of Beatlemania. British groups are copying American rock ‘n’ roll and trying to be like Elvis. The Shadows hits are topping the charts and a young Cliff Richard is being dubbed the British Elvis. Join BackBeat 60 as they explore the songs and stories of this fabulous musical moment. Be immersed in the irresistible sounds of this glorious era as rock ‘n’ roll evolved into 60s pop.

Disabled, mobility restricted, sight & hearing-impaired bookings
Please call the Shedley Theatre box office on 8256 0500 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email theatre@playford.sa.gov.au. If you hold a government issued Companion Card, you may be eligible for a complimentary ticket. This can be booked by calling box office.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

4 October - 19 October

The Shedley Theatre

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There" observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools.

Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda.

Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

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Wally’s Weird and Wacky Game Show

11am, Thursday 10 October

Playford Function Centre

Weird and wacky Wally has just received the opportunity of a lifetime and been offered the job of his dreams... a game show host!

Along the way, he comes across many weird and wacky characters through a series of weird and wacky events. The performance starts with a snapshot performing arts workshop.

This is followed by live auditions where the kids can become a character incorporated within the live show. Watch the story unfold as the performance turns into a real-life game show that the kids become a part of.
a highly interactive performing arts-based experience.

Family fun for all ages.

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The Band of South Australia Police – Concert Band

11am, Monday 14 October

The Shedley Theatre

The Band of South Australia Police commenced in 1958 and changed from Brass Band to Military Concert Band in 1974 and has an enormous following throughout South Australia.  With musical trends changing in modern times the Band has evolved with the addition of electronic instruments and vocalists.

The concert band includes multi-talented instrumentalists who double on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments to cater for a diverse range of musical styles. Several members of the band also specialise in areas such as sound engineering, musical arranging, and emceeing. Repertoire spans traditional military music, light popular classics, movie themes, Broadway songbooks and swing, featuring soloists and sections from the band.

Named in 2016 as a State Icon the concert band connects with communities all over South Australia building relationships and delivering safety messages through the universal language of music and entertainment. This is a great opportunity to see the concert band perform live at Shedley Theatre in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Disabled, mobility restricted, sight & hearing-impaired bookings
Please call the Shedley Theatre box office on 8256 0500 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email theatre@playford.sa.gov.au. If you hold a government issued Companion Card, you may be eligible for a complimentary ticket. This can be booked by calling box office.

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Mixtape Australia

11am, Monday 11 November

The Shedley Theatre

Mixtape Australia is a spellbinding music-driven cabaret promising to take audiences on a nostalgic journey through six decades of Australian hits. The hits have not only captivated hearts but have also played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s cultural identity. It’s easy to forget how many bangers there are until you have some of the biggest numbers jam-packed into a show like Mixtape Australia.

The vocally sublime Michelle Pearson leads her tight band through a sixty-minute journey of an epic collection of artists and bands. It’s amazing how many numbers can be crammed into sixty minutes, but Pearson has showcased a very impressive snapshot of the most influential songs from the Australian music industry.

Originating from South Australia, Mixtape Australia has been making waves across the country, earning accolades along the way. The show recently won the major festival award for music at the prestigious 2024 Fringe World Festival in Perth, setting the stage for its upcoming performances in Adelaide.

Known for her powerhouse vocals and acclaimed as Australia’s singing cook, Michelle Pearson steps out of the kitchen and onto the stage for this musical extravaganza. Audiences can anticipate a dynamic performance featuring classic hits from legendary Australian acts like Midnight Oil, The Divinyls, INXS, Tina Arena, Cold Chisel, and more.

Disabled, mobility restricted, sight & hearing-impaired bookings
Please call the Shedley Theatre box office on 8256 0500 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email theatre@playford.sa.gov.au. If you hold a government issued Companion Card, you may be eligible for a complimentary ticket. This can be booked by calling box office.

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The Beatles Experience- Christmas Edition

11am, Monday 2 December

The Shedley Theatre

The Beatles Experience faithfully captures the music of The Beatles in an extraordinary show with tight harmonies, brilliant musicianship and some of the greatest songs ever written.

Playing all of your favourite Beatles classics from the albums ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Beatles for sale’ and ‘Rubber Soul’, right through to the later years of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Let It Be’ plus a few tracks from Beatles Christmas record to get you in the festive spirit.  Experience the hits that laid the foundation for their everlasting legacy that still lives on today.

Disabled, mobility restricted, sight & hearing-impaired bookings
Please call the Shedley Theatre box office on 8256 0500 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email theatre@playford.sa.gov.au. If you hold a government issued Companion Card, you may be eligible for a complimentary ticket. This can be booked by calling box office.

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