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“An intense, theatrical masterpiece” Jekyll & Hyde must end Sunday!

Written by Aksel Ritenis

“An intense, theatrical masterpiece” Jekyll & Hyde must end Sunday!





Seven days of AF23 done. We’ve seen some incredible works and we can’t wait to share more of this year’s program with you! Huge congratulations to all the artists, crew and everyone involved in bringing the Festival to life so far.

Don’t forget that there are performances every day and night of Adelaide Festival 2023. Here’s another taste of what’s still to come.


Top Selling Shows

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Season must end 12 March

This astonishing adaption of the Gothic literary classic from Sydney Theatre Company and Kip Williams has received rave reviews and standing ovations since it opened last Friday. With only five shows remaining (including tonight) and tickets flying out the door, don’t miss your chance to see this masterpiece of contemporary theatre!


“The energy and rhythm of the performances and their screen capture is delectable to watch … a highlight of this festival” – InDaily

“An intense, theatrical masterpiece” ★★★★★ – Glam Adelaide

“Electrifying contemporary theatre at its greatest. It is a spectacle that must be seen to be believed.” ★★★★★ – Hi Fi Way

KRONOS: Five Decades

Final Australian tour

Classical music hasn’t sounded the same since Kronos Quartet emerged 50 years ago. One of the most celebrated and influential musical groups of our time, they have pursued a singular vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience.

Join us to celebrate Kronos Quartet’s 50th anniversary and their final ever Australian tour with a very special night of music in the Festival Theatre this coming long weekend.


Opening This Week

Jurrungu Ngan-ga [Straight Talk]


Described as “exquisite and unmissable” (ArtsHub) and “an astonishing work” (Sydney Morning Herald), Marrugeku’s Jurrungu Ngan-ga is an urgent work by one of our nation’s most innovative dance theatre companies that confronts Australia’s shameful fixation with incarceration.

A mesmerising blend of movement, music, soundscape, spoken word and projection moves Jurrungu Ngan-ga deftly between horrific surrealism, truth-telling and stunning physicality.

Grey Rock

Remote Theater Project / Written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi

The dreams and desires that capture our imagination are often difficult for others to understand. Palestinian playwright and director Amir Nizar Zuabi, whose play Azza delighted audiences at the 2018 Festival, mines this rich territory in his story of Yusuf – an ordinary man in a present-day village in the West Bank who is driven by an extraordinary dream.

Last Chance

There are only a handful of tickets now remaining across all sessions of the following two shows this weekend. Be quick and good luck!

Messa da Requiem

Ballett Zürich with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival Chorus. Choreography & Production by Christian Spuck. Until Sat 11 March.

Poème: Chamber Landscapes

Curated by Paavali Jumppanen. Seven brilliantly conceived programs and two talks that explore the relationship between music and text. 10-12 March.

Lost Dogs’ Disco

Lost Dogs’ Disco has opened! Brought to you by the team behind AF22’s popular Cupid’s Koi Garden, head to Keith Stephenson Park to explore this magical, free installation from ENESS, supported by Mount Barker District Council.

From our Partners

Archie Rose returns as the official spirits partner to Adelaide Festival in 2023 and is available across multiple venues and events throughout the festival!

Try their premium bar-quality cocktails in a can (available in four different flavours) and when you head down to Hindley Street Music Hall try out some limited edition whiskies and gins.

We acknowledge the land we live, work and learn on is the traditional land of the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders. This land has been a place of movement, music and storytelling for over 60,000 years. We take pride in honouring those traditions.

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About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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