Offering the world premiere of two passionate new Australian works as well as an iconic American classic, new partnerships with regional theatres an the annual Summer Season (two shows performed outdoors), 2018 is looking big for the company.
Throughout the summer of 2017/18 you can expect to witness a riotously raucous pair of performances in 'Measure For Measure' by William Shakespeare and 'The Servant Of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni. George Zhao, Gabriel Fancourt, Andrew Hearle, Steph Kelly and more will take centre stage for this season.
An Elizabethan 'Orange Is The New Black' fused with 'A Handmaid's Tale', 'Measure For Measure' pushes comedy to its darkest, exploring desire and power and making you think twice.
'The Servant Of Two Masters' - Image © Zelko Nedic
'The Servant Of Two Masters' on the other hand is a delicious feast of fun, following the story of a perpetually hungry servant who endeavours to work for two masters in order to earn two meals.
Moving further into the year and 'The River At The End Of The Road' by Caleb Lewis will play. Inspired by the majestic Murray River, this is the culmination of a two-year collaboration between Sport For Jove and HotHouse Theatre.
For the first time, Sport For Jove is opening its Education Season productions to audiences of the generic public. This year are three of Shakespeare's most iconic plays: 'The Tempest', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and the bloody 'Macbeth'.
Image © Zelko Nedic
Winter approaches and the temperature drops, but the quality of shows only rises. Herman Melville's 1851 novel 'Moby Dick' will come alive on the Seymour Centre stage in an adaptation by Orson Welles. It's a tale about the struggle to defeat the nothingness and terror of why we are alive, what our faith is worth and how we perceive the world.
And so comes spring, bringing with it 'Ear To The Edge Of Time' by Alana Valentine. This work is the result of extended conversations, interviews and observations of radio astronomers working specifically in the field of neutron star physics both in Australia and internationally.