Audiences are welcomed to the newly-renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre tonight for State Theatre Company South Australia’s grant return to the stage with their production Gaslight.
Gaslight will be one of the first theatre productions to make its way back to the stage since COVID-19 restrictions forced venues to close in March.
It will also be audiences’ first opportunity to experience Grote Street’s iconic theatre, following its stunning $66 million redevelopment.
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier is looking forward to welcoming back artists and audiences to venues and was encouraged by the positive response from ticket-buyers, eager to experience theatre in a new way.
“Since COVID restrictions, we have had to get creative and rethink the theatre experience with the safety of our patrons, staff and artists always the priority,” Douglas says.
“We are thrilled to be reopening the doors with State Theatre Company’s Gaslight, followed by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Music @ The Maj series starting in October. I encourage Adelaidians to get among it, reunite and experience the thrill of live performance once again.”
Gaslight Director Catherine Fitzgerald is thrilled to be back in the theatre after a difficult year for everyone.
“[Her Majesty’s Theatre] is the perfect venue for this play, set in the latter part of the 19th century, not long before the theatre itself was built in 1913. How wonderful it will be to sit in a real theatre, with real ‘live’ actors and a real ‘live’ audience exchanging all that energy – that is what theatre is all about.”
Gaslight will play at The Maj with the approval of SA Health and in accordance with the State Government’s Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 restrictions.
Gaslight, Patrick Hamilton’s mind-bending thriller from 1938, will be directed and reimagined by Catherine Fitzgerald with a beloved SA-cast including Eileen Darley, Ellen Freeman, Ksenja Logos, Nathan O’Keefe and Katherine Sortini.
Gaslight is at Her Majesty’s Theatre from Friday September 4 to Saturday September 19.
Tickets can be purchased from www.bass.net.au and www.statetheatrecompany.com.au
Venue information and COVID event guidelines at can be found at www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/yourvisit/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-update/